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March Madness: Marquette and South Carolina Tangle Friday

2017 March Madness

Gamecocks back in Tourney for 1st Time Since 2004

The Marquette Golden Eagles and the South Carolina Gamecocks cap off March Madness action in the South Regional on Friday when they meet at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

South Carolina will play in its first NCAA Tournament since 2004. This is the ninth time overall in the tournament. Marquette is in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013.

Oddsmakers opened the Gamecocks as -1.5-point favorites versus the Golden Eagles, while the game’s total opened at 146.5. The game is now at a Pick and the total is sitting at 142.5 after getting up as high as 148.

Last time out for South Carolina, they were a 64-53 loser as they battled the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Tournament. They failed to cover in the match as a -4-point favorite. South Carolina went 3-6 in its last nine games.

In their last action, Marquette was a 82-76 loser at home against Seton Hall Pirates. They failed to cover the -1.5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Eagles won four of their final five regular-season games. They lost to Seton Hall in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals. They also own a 74-72 victory in January against Villanova.

March Madness Trends and Odds

Team record: 19-12 SU,16-15 ATS
Marquette is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Marquette is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

South Carolina:
Team record: 22-10 SU,12-18 ATS
South Carolina is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
South Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina’s last 6 games

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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