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March Madness Odds - Marquette vs. North Carolina

March Madness odds anticipation continues to grow for a phenomenal lineup of Sweet Sixteen teams that will make for a challenging March Madness betting handicap.
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March Madness odds surprises have been a plenty and one of the biggest is  Marquette Golden Eagles as they have everyone on March Madness betting Upset Alert.

In the East regional from Newark, NJ the Marquette Golden Eagles will take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Friday with a starting time of 7:15 PM ET and a telecast on CBS.  Sports Gambling opened with North Carolina as a 4.5 point favorite and with a total of 149.

The money line opened with North Carolina as a -200 favorite with Marquette a +170.  The winner of this game will take on the winner of Friday’s matchup between Ohio State and Kentucky on Sunday.

North Carolina has a bet March Madness record of 28-7 straight up and 14-17-1 against the spread.  The Tar Heels are coming off an 86-83 win over Washington although they failed to cover the 4 point spread as favorites.  North Carolina is an outstanding offensive team that ranks 18th nationally with 77.7 points per game but their defense is lacking and has allowed 68.7 PPG.

Marquette is coming off a 66-62 payout over Syracuse last round and has a March Madness gambling record of 22-14 straight up and 18-12 against the spread.  Marquette is also an excellent offensive team that is averaging 75.5 PPG while their defense is also a problem as it has allowed 68.5 PPG.  Marquette has paid out in 7 of their last 10 games.

Marquette has paid out in 9 of their last 12 games as a neutral site underdog and has lost just 2 of their last 8 games against the spread versus Atlantic Coast Conference teams.  North Carolina has paid out in 10 of their last 13 NCAA Tournament games and has also gotten the money in 10 of their last 13 games in the Bid Dance overall.

Marquette has gone over the March Madness odds total in 5 of their last 7 games as a dog in the Big Dance and has gone over the total in 11 of their last 15 games in the NCAA Tournament overall.  North Carolina has gone over the total in 5 of their last 6 non conference games.