The last time Marquette won the national championship, the opponent was North Carolina State. That was back in 1973 when Marquette’s coach was Al McGuire, whose biography was called “Cracked Sidewalks” because he liked to recruit players from places that have cracked sidewalks.

Safe to say he stayed out of leafy suburbs when going after his next high school star.

McGuire remains a legendary figure in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. Older Marquette grads fondly recall how the team was a major national powerhouse for the better part of a decade under McGuire and then deteriorated steadily until Dwyane Wade came aboard as a recruit.

Well, Marquette now gets to go against NC State again, and they will be playing as a No. 2 seed against the lowest-seeded team remaining. The 11-seed Wolfpack got here by knocking off No. 6 Texas Tech and No. 14 Oakland, the latter game ending this year’s best Cinderella Story.

Marquette is favored by 6.5 and will be led by Tyler Kolek, who many consider the best collegiate point guard in America.

Let’s have a look at Friday’s four games and wagering angles, and we will conclude with a 4-leg Same Game Parlay off the Marquette-NC State game that will pay +300 if it hits.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs. NC State Wolfpack Odds, Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under – March Madness Betting Lines Friday, March 29, 2024

Moneyline: Marquette -300, NC State +240
Spread: Marquette -6.5 (-110), NC State +6.5 (-110)
Total: Over/Under 150.5 points

Marquette vs. NC State Injury Report

Neither Team is reporting any injuries to its regulars. 

Best March Madness Same Game Parlay Picks Today for NC State vs Marquette: 3-Leg Parlay Picks (+295)

In the Marquette-NC State game, we expect Kolek to dictate the pace and tempo of the game with his playmaking and passing. Also, the Golden Eagles (they changed their name from Warriors several years ago) simply outclass the 11th-seeded Wolfpack.

SGP Pick-1: Marquette -6.5 (-115)

SGP Pick-2: Marquette-NC State over 151.5 (-110)

SGP Pick-3: Marquette points: Over 80.5 (+115)

Odds are subject to change*

Combining those three picks makes for a +300 Same Game Parlay, which triples your money and gets you ready to go for Marquette again in the Elite Eight. Good luck!

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