March Madness: Michigan State vs. Marquette odds, picks & predictions

The 7th-seeded Michigan State Spartans (20-12) and No. 2 Marquette Golden Eagles (29-6) tangle Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The East Region tussle at Nationwide Arena in Columbus is slated to tip off at 5:15 p.m. ET (CBS). Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Michigan State vs. Marquette odds as we make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and best bets.

Michigan State covered as a 2.5-point favorite in a 72-62 victory over USC Friday to advance. The Spartans are 3-1 and shooting 45.6% from distance over their last 4 games. That’s a big improvement on their already elite 3-point shooting that ranks 4th in the nation at 39.52%.

Marquette is No. 4 in the . The Golden Eagles downed Vermont 78-61 Friday comfortably covering as 10-point favorites. Marquette is 10-0 since Feb. 11 including victories over St. John’s, Connecticut and Xavier on the way to claiming the Big East Conference championship.

MSU and MU are meeting on the hardwood for the first time since 2014.

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Michigan State vs. Marquette odds

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