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NC State vs Marquette Plugs Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/29/24

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- Marquette (27-9) vs NC State (24-14)

- Game Info: Friday, March 29, 2024 at 7:09 pm (American Airlines Center)

📊 Betting Odds: Marquette -6.5 / NC State +6.5 -- Over/Under: 151.5

-The SV Game Preview-

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  • We are in the Sweet 16 and today we look into the game between NC State vs Marquette! This game will be played at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas and it should be a good one! Let's look into both teams and find a winning prediction! Please Subscribe to our site after reading and getting your free pick!

Matchup/League Facts

  • Marquette ranks T16th among Division 1 teams for field goals made per game this season (29.6).

  • Marquette ranks T17th among Division 1 teams for opponent turnovers per game this season (15.1).

  • NC State ranks 14th among Division 1 teams for turnover percentage this season (12.1%).

  • NC State ranks T17th among Division 1 teams for turnovers per game this season (9.6).

-The NC State Team Preview-

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  • This NC State team has been playing great ball and should not be underestimated at all in this game! The Wolfpack are sitting at 24-14 (9-11) this season after they just beat Oakland in overtime by a score of 79-73 in their last game. NC State led 32-29 at the half, but they allowed Oakland to take them to overtime, where they out scored Oakland 13-7 for the dub to advance them in the tournament! We also seen NC State beat Texas Tech by a score of 80-67 in the first round and they have now won seven games in a row. The Wolfpack are averaging 76 points per game and allowing 73 points against per game this year. DJ Horne is averaging 16.7 points per game, 3.3 rebounds per game, and 2.1 assists per game. NC State is shooting 45% from the field, 73.4% on free throws, and 34.7% on three pointers this season. Can this NC State be a 11 Seed to make it to the Elite Eight or will the Cinderella run end tonight!  

NC State Wolfpack Team Facts

  • NC State has won each of its last seven games.

  • Ten of NC State's last 11 night games against AP-ranked opponents have produced a total of 149 or fewer points.

  • NC State has lost the first half in seven of its last eight night games against Top 10 AP-ranked opponents.

-The MaquetteTeam Preview-

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  • I was not to big on The Marquette Golden Eagles this season but they have proven me wrong on many occasions! This Marquette team sit with a 27-9 (14-6) record this year after they just beat Colorado by a score of 81-77 in their last game. Marquette led 45-34 at halftime, but they were out scored 43-36 in the second half in that win. We also seen Marquette beat Western Kentucky by a score of 87-69 in the first round and they have now won five of their last six games. The Golden Eagles are averaging 79 points per game and they are giving up 70 points against per game this season. Kam Jones is averaging 17.1 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. Marquette is shooting 47.8% from the field, 71.5% on free throws, and 35.8% on three pointers this year. Can Marquette continue their dominance and move on to the Elite Eight or fold when it's needed most!

Marquette Golden Eagles Team Facts

  • Marquette has won each of its last 16 games against non-AP-ranked opponents.

  • Each of Marquette's last 11 night games at a neutral venue have produced a total of 147 or fewer points.

  • Marquette has won the first half in eight of its last nine night games against non-AP-ranked opponents.

-The Plugs Game Prediction-

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💎 MARQUETTE ML / OVER 149.5 -124 ( SGP )

  • Let's do a different approach on this game tonight because this number leaves the back door wide open for NC State and I'm not completely convinced Marquette or NC St can cover this number but I'm pretty sure Marquette wins this one! NC State comes into this game as an 11 seed and I know they have played great basketball over the last two weeks. The Wolfpack went on a huge run in the ACC Tournament to win the Championship and then they knocked off Texas Tech and Oakland during the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Then we have Marquette, who is the two seed in the region and they were able to get wins over Western Kentucky and Colorado last weekend. The Golden Eagles allowed Colorado to hang around in that game and nearly ended up losing after having a double digit halftime lead. This should be a very fun game to watch and I am interested to see if NC State can continue their run, but Marquette has looked great on the offensive end of the court and should grab the win here. Both teams have the ability to be pretty high scoring offensives and I could see each team hitting the 75-80 point range, so give me the over in this game as well to build our Same Game Parlay for this Sweet 16 battle!

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