Pirates vs. Golden Eagles Prediction
The 13th-ranked Seton Hall Pirates will look to stay in first place alone in the Big East Conference standings this afternoon as they have a tough road test at the Marquette Golden Eagles. Can Seton Hall navigate to a win despite being the slight underdogs?
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Fiserv Forum at 2:30PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Golden Eagles are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 148 points. As of Saturday morning, 61 percent of public bets are being placed on host Marquette. Check out our College Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Pirates ease past Red Storm
Seton Hall rolled to an 81-65 home victory Sunday afternoon at home over St. John’s to improve to 20-7 overall and 12-3 in the Big East Conference. The Pirates led 36-22 at halftime aon their way to the triumph. Myles Powell paced Seton Hall with 18 points on 6-of-18 shooting including 2-of-11 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-5 at the free throw line. He also registered five rebounds and four assists. Sandro Mamukelashvili contributed 16 points, 10 boards, three assists and two steals. Jared Rhoden had 14 points and four caroms. Romeo Gill accounted for 12 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots. Myles Cale added 10 points, five boards and two steals off the bench.
Golden Eagles cruise past Hoyas
Marquette raced to a 93-72 home win Wednesday night over Georgetown to move to 18-9 overall and 8-7 in conference action. The Golden Eagles led 43-32 at halftime and continued to pull away in the second half. Markus Howard poured in 30 points to lead the way on 10-of-16 shooting including 5-of-10 from 3-point range plus 5-of-5 at the charity stripe. He also tallied seven assists and five rebounds. Sacar Anim accounted for 15 points, five boards and four assists. Jamal Cain recorded 15 points, three caroms and two assists off the bench. Brendan Bailey added 10 points and four rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings. The road team is 20-7-1 ATS in the last 28 meetings.
The Golden Eagles are 2-4 ATS in the last six meetings. Marquette is 3-3 straight up in the last six meetings.
The Golden Eagles lost 69-55 at Seton Hall last month, but I like their revenge chances here. They have only lost twice at home all season and Howard is finding his fantastic scoring form as of late. Look for the stud shooter to put on another clinic today and put Marquette on his back, but also getting some necessary help from his teammates along the way to allow the hosts to get the job done and perhaps drop the Pirates into a first-place tie at day’s end.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES -1.5