St. John's vs. Marquette Prediction
Will No. 23 Marquette have trouble playing St. John’s on the Red Storm’s home floor when the two meet up tonight at 7PM ET in the Big East Tournament?
685 St. John’s vs. 686 Marquette
Thursday, March 14, 2019
7PM ET – Madison Square Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Marquette is slightly favored at home, as they are getting odds of -2 points against St. John’s. The over/under total is listed at 150 points. The public betting currently has 71 percent going on Marquette as the favorite. 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 gets past DePaul
St. John’s is coming off an 82-74 win over DePaul last night to open its Big East Tournament action. That snapped a three-game losing streak for the 7 seed. The Red Storm are now 21-11 on the season, 9-10 in Big East games, 6-0 on a neutral floor, 14-17-1 against the spread and 16-14-1 with the over.
The Red Storm have a pretty solid offense, as they are putting up 78.2 points per game while shooting 45.8 percent as a team. Defensively, St. John’s is giving up 74.4 points per game while opponents shoot 43.2 percent against them. Shamorie Ponds is leading the team with 19.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game while Mustapha Heron is adding 15.1 points per game.
Marquette is the second seed in the Big East Tournament, but the Golden Eagles have lost and failed to cover in four straight games. Marquette is now 23-8 on the season, 12-6 in Big East games, 1-1 on a neutral floor, 18-13 against the spread and 17-11-2 with the under.
The Golden Eagles are a strong shooting team, as they average 77.4 points per game while hitting 39.4 percent of their 3-point attempts. Defensively, Marquette is giving up 69.2 points per game while holding opponents to 40.4 percent shooting. Markus Howard is leading the team with 25.0 points and 4.0 assists per game while Sam Hauser is adding 14.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Red Storm are 1-5 against the spread in their last six following a win and 0-4 ATS in their last four Thursday games.
Marquette has failed to cover in four straight following a loss and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games.
St. John’s actually won both meetings with Marquette this season and the Red Storm have covered in eight of their last 10 in this series. While St. John’s did play last night, the Storm are playing on one of their home floors. Marquette also comes in really not playing well. It could be hard to find that offense against a team playing on their home floor, especially with a player as good as Ponds going against them.
College Basketball Prediction: St. John’s +2