The Marquette Golden Eagles (24-6, 16-3 Big East) will look to build on a five-game winning run when hosting the St. John’s (NY) Red Storm (17-13, 7-12 Big East) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Fiserv Forum. This game is at 2:00 PM ET on FOX.
The Golden Eagles are currently double-digit 11.5-point favorites over the Red Storm. The game’s over/under is 162.
Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY) Odds
Point Spread for Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY)
The spread for this matchup is set at 11.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Marquette as the favorite.
Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY) Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Marquette has -706 odds to pick up the win, while St. John’s (NY) is listed at +494 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 162 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: FOX
- Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arena: Fiserv Forum
Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY) Betting Trends
Marquette is 20-10-0 against the spread this season. The Golden Eagles have been chosen as favorites in 22 games this year and have walked away with the win 20 times (90.9%) in those games. Marquette’s games this year have gone over the total in 16 out of 30 opportunities (53.3%).
In St. John’s (NY)’s 30 games this year, it has 12 wins against the spread. The Red Storm have been the underdog on the moneyline 14 total times this season. They’ve gone 2-12 in those games. St. John’s (NY)’s games this season have gone over the total in 15 of 30 opportunities (50%).
Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY) Key Players to Watch
Tyler Kolek averages a team-high 7.8 assists per game. He is also putting up 12.6 points and 4 rebounds, shooting 48.9% from the floor and 39.1% from beyond the arc with 1.2 made 3-pointers per game. Oso Ighodaro paces the Golden Eagles at 5.9 rebounds per game, while also posting 3.2 assists and 11.9 points. Kam Jones puts up a team-leading 15 points per contest. He is also posting 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists, shooting 46.7% from the floor and 36.1% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per contest. Olivier-Maxence Prosper posts 12.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest. Defensively, he posts 1 steal and 0.2 blocked shots.
St. John’s (NY)
Joel Soriano is the Red Storm’s top scorer (15.3 points per game) and rebounder (11.8, fifth in college basketball), and puts up 1.2 assists. The Red Storm receive 13 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game from David Jones. Posh Alexander is averaging a team-high 4.4 assists per game. And he is delivering 10 points and 4 rebounds, making 39.9% of his shots from the floor. Andre Curbelo is posting 9.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game, making 42.4% of his shots from the field.
What you need to know about the Marquette Golden Eagles
In Marquette’s 19 Big East games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 10 times. The Golden Eagles have a top-25 offense this season, ranking 19th-best in college basketball with 80.5 points per game. On defense, they rank 196th with 70.6 points allowed per contest. Marquette is grabbing 28.4 boards per game (333rd-ranked in college basketball). It is giving up 32.1 rebounds per contest (251st-ranked).
Offensively, the Golden Eagles have performed better when playing at home this season, averaging 82.5 points per game, compared to 79.7 per game when playing on the road. Marquette is draining 8.8 threes per game (43rd-ranked in college basketball) this year, while putting up a 35.3% three-point percentage (119th-ranked). The Golden Eagles are giving up 7.6 three-pointers per game (228th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 35.4% three-point percentage (278th-ranked).
The Golden Eagles are 6-4 against the spread and 9-1 overall over their last 10 games. Marquette has gone over the total in four of its last 10 games. On the offensive side of the ball, Marquette has had a hard time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 76.1 points per contest over that span compared to the 80.5 it has racked up over the course of this season. Marquette’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (67.9) is 2.7 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (70.6).
What you need to know about the St. John’s (NY) Red Storm
So far this season, nine out of St. John’s (NY)’s 19 Big East games with an over/under have gone over the point total. With 77.1 points scored per game and 75 points conceded, the Red Storm are 55th in college basketball offensively and 312th on defense. In 2022-23, St. John’s (NY) is eighth-best in the country in rebounds (36.7 per game) and 287th in rebounds conceded (32.8).
The Red Storm average 77.6 points per game at home, and 73.8 away. Beyond the arc, St. John’s (NY) is 23rd-worst in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (5.6). It is ranked 269th in 3-point percentage at 32.6%. The Red Storm are 302nd in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (8.3 per game) and 270th in 3-point percentage defensively (35.2%).
The Red Storm are 3-7 against the spread and 4-6 overall in their past 10 contests. St. John’s (NY) has gone over the total in five of its past 10 contests. St. John’s (NY) has played worse offensively over its previous 10 games, putting up 75.7 points per contest, 1.4 fewer points its than season average of 77.1. The Red Storm are ceding 81.8 points per game over their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 75 points allowed.
Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY) Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Marquette, and we project that Marquette will cover the spread (Marquette -11.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 162 points.
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