In the latest college basketball news, we are taking a look at the March Madness South Region tournament as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will face the Marquette Golden Eagles on Friday. WKU (22-11) is 15th seed, and will face No. 2 seed Marquette (25-9) in the first round this weekend. Marquette is no stranger to the tournament, with this being their third straight entry at their 36th appearance, while WKU is making its 24th appearance and the first since 2013.

It is still pretty early on to get a winning March Madness bracket, and there are a lot of exciting options you can still bet on. For this game, the Golden Eagles are 14.5 point favorites to win as the game tips off at 2:00 PM ET Friday. The totals are set at around 158.5.

In case you want to know about their recent games, the Hilltoppers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games, while the Golden Eagles are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games. While many think that the difference in seeding seems to make it a game for the Golden Eagles to lose, the Hilltoppers can actually win as underdogs- under certain conditions of course.

March Madness South Region Preview for Marquette and WKU

March Madness South Region: WKU versus Marquette PreviewDon McHenry averages 15.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in 27.7 minutes in 33 games. He is 46.6% on his field goals, and 37.1% from the 3-point line, and amazingly at 85.9% at the free throw line. Brandon Newman also scores well, so the team will have to bank on the two to score double digit stats in this game if they want a chance to win. They will also need to bolster their defense, especially against Kam Jones.

Junior guard Kam Jones of Marquette scored double-digits in 13 straight games. Out of the 13, he scored 30 or more in 4. If WKU fails to defend against him, then this truly will be a game for Marquette to lose. Add in guard Tyler Kolek, who is expected to return after a two-week recuperation from an oblique injury, and you really will have a tough roster to beat. As a sportsbook owner, you need to make sure you are using the best pay per head bookie software so you can earn a lot from this game. From the spread to prop bets and even in-play betting, you can potentially earn a lot even in the first round of the NCAA tournament.


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