Pirates vs. Golden Eagles Prediction
The 21st-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles have provided an entertaining product this season and are coming off a thrilling overtime win as they get set to host the Seton Hall Pirates this afternoon. Can Marquette win a third straight game today?
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Golden Eagles are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 150.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 60 percent of public bets are being placed on host Marquette. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Pirates hold off Bulldogs
Seton Hall edged visiting Butler 76-75 Wednesday night to move to 10-6 overall and 1-2 in conference play. The Pirates led 34-25 at halftime before holding on in the second half. Myles Powell paced Seton Hall with a game-best 31 points on 8-of-15 shooting including 2-of-8 from 3-point range plus 13-of-15 at the free throw line. He also pulled down three rebounds. Quincy McKnight added 10 points, six assists, two rebounds and two steals. The Pirates shot 24-of-47 from the floor, 5-of-18 from 3-point range and 23-of-37 at the free throw line.
Howard scores 53 in OT win
Markus Howard poured in 53 points to set a school, career and Big East record Wednesday night in a 106-104 victory at Creighton. Howard shot 15-of-26 from the floor, 10-of-14 from 3-point distance and 13-of-15 at the free throw line. He also contributed six rebounds and two assists. Sam Hauser had 13 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. Joey Hauser added 13 points and five boards. Marquette outscored the Bluejays 46-40 in the second half and 21-19 in overtime to rally back. The Golden Eagles shot 33-of-59 from the floor, 16-of-28 from 3-point range and 24-of-30 from the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Pirates are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games. Seton Hall is 2-5 ATS in its last seven games overall.
The Golden Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games. Marquette is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games overall.
Marquette could be a candidate for a letdown after a thrilling win, but this seems to be a team that plays with a lot of focus and doesn't let past performances dictate the future. While the Golden Eagles have some flaws, they have an incredible scorer in Howard and play team basketball despite having a clear go-to scorer. Seton Hall is also coming off a grueling win and I don't see it hanging with Marquette today.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES -5.5