The top-seeded Marquette Golden Eagles (25-6, 17-3 Big East) are taking on the No. 8 seed St. John’s (NY) Red Storm (18-14, 7-13 Big East) in the Big East Tournament on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. The game is scheduled for 12:00 PM.
The Golden Eagles are currently strong 8.5-point favorites against the Red Storm. The over/under is 161.5 points for the game.
Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY) Odds
Point Spread for Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY)
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Marquette as the favorite.
Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY) Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Marquette has -404 odds to pick up the win, while St. John’s (NY) is listed at +318 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 161.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY) Betting Trends
In Marquette’s 31 games this season, it has 20 wins against the spread. The Golden Eagles have been chosen as favorites in 23 games this year and have walked away with the win 21 times (91.3%) in those games. Marquette has gone over the point total in 53.1% of its opportunities this year (17 times in 32 games with a set point total).
St. John’s (NY) has 14 wins against the spread in 32 games this season. The Red Storm have won 13.3% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (2-13). St. John’s (NY)’s games this season have eclipsed the over/under 50% of the time (16 out of 32 games with a set point total).
Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY) Key Players to Watch
Tyler Kolek leads the Golden Eagles at 7.9 assists per contest, while also putting up 3.9 rebounds and 12.7 points. He is second in college basketball in assists. Oso Ighodaro is tops on his squad in rebounds per game (5.8), and also posts 11.9 points and 3.3 assists. Defensively, he averages 1 steal and 1.5 blocked shots. Kam Jones paces the Golden Eagles at 15.3 points per game, while also averaging 1.9 assists and 3.4 rebounds. Olivier-Maxence Prosper puts up 12.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. At the other end, he delivers 1 steal and 0.2 blocked shots.
St. John’s (NY)
Joel Soriano tops the Red Storm in scoring (15.3 points per game) and rebounding (11.9), and produces 1.3 assists. He also averages 0.3 steals and 1.3 blocked shots. David Jones is averaging 13.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, making 40.2% of his shots from the field and 29.7% from 3-point range, with 1.4 treys per game. Posh Alexander is putting up a team-leading 4.3 assists per game. And he is delivering 10.3 points and 3.9 rebounds, making 40.8% of his shots from the field. The Red Storm receive 9.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game from Dylan Addae-Wusu.
What you need to know about the Marquette Golden Eagles
Marquette is 13-7-0 ATS in conference play this season. The Golden Eagles have been carried by their offense, as they rank 14th-best in college basketball by posting 81 points per game. They rank 217th in college basketball in points allowed (71.3 per contest). Marquette has struggled to collect rebounds this season, ranking 25th-worst in college basketball with 28.3 boards per game. It ranks 257th by allowing 32.2 boards per contest.
So far this season, Marquette is making 8.8 threes per game (43rd-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 35.4% (112th-ranked) from downtown. This season, the Golden Eagles are ceding 7.7 threes per game (244th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 35.9% (303rd-ranked) from three-point land.
The Golden Eagles are 5-5 against the spread and 9-1 overall in their past 10 contests. Marquette has gone over the total in five of its past 10 outings. On the offensive side of the ball, Marquette has had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 78.3 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 81 it has racked up over the course of this season. The past 10 games have seen Marquette give up 0.7 more points per game (72) than its season-long average (71.3).
What you need to know about the St. John’s (NY) Red Storm
So far this season, 10 out of St. John’s (NY)’s 21 Big East games with an over/under have gone over the point total. Offensively the Red Storm are the 47th-ranked squad in college basketball (77.6 points per game). On defense they are 318th (75.3 points conceded per game). St. John’s (NY) is the sixth-best team in the nation in rebounds per game (37.1) and is ranked 271st in rebounds conceded (32.4).
With 5.8 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 33.1% from beyond the arc, St. John’s (NY) is 323rd and 238th in the nation, respectively, in those categories. Giving up 8.4 3-pointers per game and conceding 34.9% from beyond the arc, the Red Storm are 316th and 255th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories.
The Red Storm have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 contests, St. John’s (NY) has hit the over five times. St. John’s (NY) is posting 77.6 points per contest in its previous 10 games, which is the same number of points it is averaging for the season. The Red Storm have fared worse defensively in their past 10 games, allowing 80 points per contest, 4.7 more points their than season average of 75.3.
Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY) Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this game is Marquette, and we project that Marquette will cover the spread (Marquette -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 161.5 points.
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