Marquette vs Davidson Betting Odds Preview: East Region Upset Prediction

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Marquette will be the highest seed to fall Thursday if the March Madness bracket prediction from the Odds Shark computer is right. That would mean No. 14 seed Davdison Wildcats advance.

The Cinderella Watch focused on 15 seeds last year, but you have to take it down a notch to find the big upsets in the 2013 March Madness bracket.

One prediction computer has the Davidson Wildcats, two-time champions of the Southern Conference, upsetting No. 3 Marquette.

"The computer says 78-73 for the Wildcats, which we think is a very high score, but the upset call is believable," said Mike Pickett of OddsShark.com. "Bracket fanatics are taking notice and so are those focused on March Madness betting as the point spread is just 3.5 points."

Last year, a pair of 15 seeds shocked second seeds. The computer also likes Valpo to cause major problems for No. 3 Michigan State.

But back to the Marquette vs Davidson matchup.

The Golden Eagles are favored and they have gone 12-1 SU the past 13 times they sat as favorites on the board at the sportsbooks.

Marquette, though, is just 3-6 ATS in their past nine opening games at the NCAA Tournament, giving bettors a reason to doubt them on Thursday. Davidson, riding a 17-game winning streak into the NCAA Tournament this week, is 6-2 ATS in its past eight games in March Madness.

If that trend continues and they can cover the spread, it's not a stretch to see them winning outright.

The 3 vs 14 seed matchup has seen other upsets in the recent past. Ohio thrashed Georgetown back in 2010 and two schools that are back in the 2013 bracket - Bucknell and Northwestern State - turned the trick in 2005-2006.

See the latest March Madness odds here at SBNation.

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