Seton Hall vs. Marquette Pick
Can No. 13 Seton Hall go on the road and pick up a key conference win over Marquette when the two meet tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, this game is considered even, as both Seton Hall and Marquette are getting even odds for this contest. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 163 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will air live on the CBS Sports Network.
Seton Hall is riding a five-game win streak right now following a 90-87 win at Butler this past weekend. The Pirates are 14-2 overall, 3-0 in the Big East and 8-8 against the spread. The Pirates are just 2-4 ATS in their last six games. Seton Hall is averaging 81.4 points per game on offense while giving up 69.6 per contest on defense. Desi Rodriguez is putting up 18.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game to lead the team while Angel Delgado is adding 14.6 points and 11.8 rebounds per contest. Myles Powell has been averaging 14.3 points per game this season, but he is questionable for this game due to an illness.
Marquette is coming off a 100-90 loss at Villanova this past weekend for its second loss in four games. The Golden Eagles are now 11-5 on the season, 2-2 in the Big East and 7-8 against the spread. Marquette is averaging 83.9 points per game this season while allowing 76.8 per contest on defense. Markus Howard is leading Marquette with 23.5 points per game while Andrew Rowsey is adding 21 points per contest.
Seton Hall has won four of the last five meetings with Marquette, covering the spread in four of the last five meetings as well. Despite recent struggles to cover, Seton Hall is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 road games and the road team is 17-4-1 ATS in the last 22 games in this series. I like the way the Pirates are grinding out tough wins. This will be another tough game to win, but Seton Hall has shown it can pull these games out. I can’t say the same for Marquette. The public betting is behind Seton Hall slightly, and I like the Pirates as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: SETON HALL EVEN