St. John's vs. Marquette Prediction
Can No. 10 Marquette continue its hot run through the Big East when the Golden Eagles play host to St. John’s tonight at 8PM ET?
623 St. John’s vs. 624 Marquette
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
8PM ET – Fiserv Forum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Marquette is favored at home in this game, as the Golden Eagles are getting odds of -6.5 points against St. John’s. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 154.5 points. The public betting currently has 76 percent going on Marquette at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
St. John’s struggling
St. John’s is coming off a 91-61 loss at Duke this weekend for its fifth loss in seven games. The Red Storm have failed to cover in three of their last four as well. St. John’s is 16-6 on the season, 4-5 in the Big East, 3-4 on the road, 9-12-1 against the spread and 11-9-1 with the over.
The Red Storm have been able to score this season, averaging 81.2 points per game while shooting 47 percent as a team. Defense has been the issue, as St. John’s is giving up 73.9 points per game. Shamorie Ponds is leading the squad with 20.4 points and 5.6 assists per game while Mustapha Heron is adding 15.3 points per contest.
Marquette on fire
Marquette is coming off a 76-58 win at Butler last week for its eighth straight win. The Golden Eagles have covered the spread in seven of the eight wins in this streak. Marquette is now 19-3 on the season, 8-1 in the Big East, 14-0 at home, 15-7 against the spread and 11-8-2 with the under.
The Eagles are scoring 79.5 points per game on offense this season while shooting nearly 40 percent from the arc. Defensively, Marquette is giving up just 69 points per game while limiting opponents to 40.2 percent shooting from the field. Markus Howard is leading the team with 25 points and 4.2 assists per game while Sam Hauser is adding 15.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Red Storm are 5-16 against the spread in their last 21 Tuesday games, but 5-2 ATS in their last seven following a loss.
Marquette is 7-1 against the spread in its last eight home games and 13-3 ATS in its last 16 overall.
This game features two solid players in Ponds and Howard, but Howard looks to have the more consistent support. The difference in this game should be the Marquette defense. The Eagles are giving up just 61.9 per game at home while St. John’s has struggled to stop most opponents. The Eagles are also very strong at covering at home, going 11-3 against the spread. I expect them to shoot their way to another cover tonight.
College Basketball Prediction: Marquette -6.5