The #3 Marquette Golden Eagles and the #2 Miami Hurricanes are set to do battle in the Sweet 16. Join us for this and all of our 2013 NCAA Tournament picks here at Cappers Info, as our college basketball handicappers’ picks are hot off of the presses and ready for you to enjoy.
East Region Picks: #3 Marquette Golden Eagles vs. #2 Miami Hurricanes
Date: Thursday, March 28th, 7:15 p.m. ET
East Region Location: Verizon Center, Washington DC
Marquette vs. Miami Live on TV: CBS
Sweet 16 Betting Lines
#3 Marquette Golden Eagles +5.5
#2 Miami Hurricanes -5.5
Many are going to look at the Golden Eagles and think that they are clearly a joke at this stage of the tournament. Heck, a number of great college basketball expert handicappers think that Florida Gulf Coast has every bit as much of a chance to seriously win four more games as this Marquette outfit does. There is plenty of reason to doubt what the Big East is seriously bringing to the table in this tournament. Syracuse and Marquette haven’t looked great. Cincinnati, Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Villanova, and Notre Dame were all total duds. Of course, Louisville is the king right now, but everyone recognizes that the Cardinals are head and shoulders above where most of the teams are at right now. The Hurricanes are talented for sure, and they have the ability to beat anyone in the nation. G Shane Larkin is playing as well as any guard in America at the moment, and it really seems like a matter of time until some of the big boys start to put together big time games. However, we really don’t like the way that Miami played against Illinois on Sunday, as we think that an undersized Fighting Illini outfit really took advantage, particularly on the offensive glass against “The U.” If Marquette can hit the boards and F Vander Blue can continue his torrid pace over the course of the first week of this tournament, this game could be an upset in the making. We think that it is absolutely no mistake that Marquette has figured out how to win two very close games against two very good teams here in this tournament, and this could be another of the big time ‘W’s in a game that comes right down to the wire.
Marquette vs. Miami Free Pick: Marquette Golden Eagles +5.5
Marquette vs. Miami Predictions: Marquette 69 – Miami 67