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    The 15th-seeded Vermont Catamounts (23-10) hit the court in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against the No. 2 seed Marquette Golden Eagles (28-6) on Friday at Nationwide Arena. The contest starts at 2:45 PM on CBS. Vermont is a heavy, 11-point underdog in the game. Here’s what you need to know before filling out your brackets for this 2-15 matchup in the East Region.

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    How do I watch Golden Eagles vs. Catamounts?

    • Game Day: Friday, March 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:45 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS
    • Location: Columbus, Ohio
    • Arena: Nationwide Arena

    Betting Lines for Golden Eagles vs. Catamounts

    Marquette vs Vermont Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Marquette -11 145.5

    Marquette Betting Stats & Information

    • Marquette has gone 23-2 in games when it was listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 92%).
    • The Golden Eagles have played in 10 games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -632 or shorter and won them all.
    • So far this season, the Golden Eagles have compiled a 22-12-0 record against the spread.
    • The average over/under Marquette has had in its games this year is five more points than this particular game’s point total.

    Vermont Betting Stats & Info

    • Vermont has won one of the seven games it has played as underdogs this season.
    • The Catamounts have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +460 odds on them winning this game.
    • So far this year, the Catamounts have compiled a 19-12-1 record against the spread.
    • The average point total for Vermont this year is 5.9 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

    Marquette vs. Vermont Season Stat Comparison

    Marquette Rank Marquette AVG Vermont AVG Vermont Rank
    19th 79.9 Points Scored 73 147th
    193rd 70.6 Points Allowed 66.6 71st
    333rd 28.4 Rebounds 29 315th
    280th 7.4 Off. Rebounds 5.6 352nd
    41st 8.9 3pt Made 8.6 55th
    4th 17.6 Assists 13.6 136th
    45th 10.5 Turnovers 8.8 5th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Marquette Golden Eagles Leaders

    • Kam Jones leads the Golden Eagles in scoring, tallying 15 points per game to go with 3.5 rebounds and 2 assists.
    • Marquette’s leading rebounder is Oso Ighodaro averaging 5.9 boards per game and its best passer is Tyler Kolek and his 7.6 assists per game.
    • The Golden Eagles get the most three-point shooting production out of Jones, who knocks down 2.7 threes per game.

    Vermont Catamounts Leaders

    • Robin Duncan has tallied 7.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Catamounts leaderboards in those categories.
    • Dylan Penn scores 13.5 points per game, putting him at the top of the Vermont scoring leaderboard. He also grabs 3.1 rebounds and adds 2.2 assists per game.
    • Finn Sullivan is the top shooter from distance for the Catamounts, hitting two threes per game.

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