March Madness Predictions: Syracuse vs. Marquette Picks 3/30/13

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Ready for more of the best March Madness picks you’re going to find on the internet? We’re back for another round of bracket predictions here at Cappers Info, and up next is the East Region Elite 8 clash pitting the #3 Marquette Golden Eagles up against the #4 Syracuse Orange.

East Region Picks: #4 Syracuse Orange vs. #3 Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, March 30th, 4:30 p.m. ET
East Region Location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
Syracuse vs. Marquette Live on TV: CBS


Elite 8 Betting Lines
#4 Syracuse Orange OTB
#3 Marquette Golden Eagles OTB
Over/Under OTB

Saturday’s Elite Eight showdown at the Verizon Center is an all-Big East affair, and it really only seems to be fitting for that to be the case, knowing that this game is played in Big East country. Marquette is a team that really does seem to be getting just as lucky as it has been good. Sure, it was able to eke out those games against Davidson and Butler in the dying moments, but the competition is getting better, and the results are getting more and more emphatic. The defense played a stellar game on Thursday night against a Miami team that really thought it had a shot to be a No. 1 seed in the dance this year. The Hurricanes shot just 34.9 percent from the field, and they had all sorts of problems getting their offense in gear. However, this is a much different team that we are talking about right now on the other side of the court. The Orange have two double-digit victories already to their credit, and they are proving that they are indeed one of the best teams in the country. It was no mistake that this was a Top 5 ranked team at one point this season, and this certainly doesn’t feel like the time that this run for the ‘Cuse is going to stop. We know that Marquette won the first meeting of these two teams, but in that game, the Golden Eagles had five times the amount of three throw attempts that Syracuse did, and the duel was played in Milwaukee. This is on a totally neutral court, and the free throws clearly won’t be that far apart when push comes to shove. We have to back the boys in Orange to cut down the nets in DC.

Syracuse vs. Marquette Free Pick: Syracuse Orange
Syracuse vs. Marquette Predictions: Syracuse 69 – Marquette 62

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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