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Handicapper Matt McCuen found his pick for the Big East semi-finals between Marquette vs. UConn. Come get his Marquette vs. UConn prediction and pick.

Marquette vs. UConn Prediction: Should We Fade the 1 Seed in the Big East Tournament?

The UConn Huskies vs. the Marquette Golden Eagles will duel things out in the Big East semi-finals on Friday night and I found the pick I love for the night.

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Marquette vs. UConn Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Start Time: 6:30 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: FS1

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Marquette vs. UConn Prediction

UConn enters this game feeling good about their recent play. They made things look easy yesterday when they beat Providence. UConn had the best odds to win the Big East coming into the tournament, despite Marquette being the #1 seed in the conference.

This is an extremely talented UConn team that entered 2023 ranked #2 in the nation. The stars of this team are guard Jordan Hawkins, who is slated to be a first-round pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, and big man Adama Sanogo, who is one of the best centers in the nation.

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Marquette, meanwhile, had one of its best years in school history. Shaka Smart was named the Big East Coach of the Year and for good reason. Smart took a team that was on the bubble a season ago and made them one of the best teams in college basketball. The star of the team is guard Tyler Kolek, who was voted the Big East Player of the Year.

Kolek can do it all and is one of the best passing and scoring point guards in college hoops. He is a matchup nightmare for opposing teams, and if UConn wants to advance to the finals, they will need to limit Kolek tonight. UConn enters this game as a 3.5-point favorite.

This is a UConn line all the way in my eyes. UConn is the best team in the conference and they match up very well with Marquette. Marquette does not have a paint presence to slow down Sanogo, and I believe that the Huskies can play through their big men tonight.

This will allow their shooters to get good looks which will make things tough for Marquette. I expect the Huskies to succeed in this spot and advance to the conference championship on Saturday night. Let’s keep rolling and cash in!

Marquette vs. UConn Pick

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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