Marquette Golden Eagles (18-12) at Seton Hall Pirates (21-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Seton Hall Pirates -2.5 — Over/Under: 151.5
The Marquette Golden Eagles face the 16th ranked Seton Hall Pirates in the Big East Tournament. The Golden Eagles are (18-12), coming off a 88-86 loss to St John’s on the road. The Pirates are (21-9), after falling on the road to Creighton, 77-60.
In the Golden Eagles loss to St John’s, Marquette was guided throughout the game by Sacar Anim. Anim recorded 24 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. Marquette converted on 45 percent from the floor and 48 percent from 3-point distance. The Golden Eagles allowed St John’s to shoot 48 percent from the floor. Marquette hurt their chances by committing 20 turnovers.
Markus Howard is leading the way for the Golden Eagles, averaging 27.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game. Anim is recording 13.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest. Marquette is totaling 77.8 points, while shooting 43 percent from 3-point distance.
In the Pirates loss to Creighton, Seton Hall was led offensively by Quincy McKnight. McKnight averaged 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. Seton Hall connected on 45 percent from the floor, while shooting 36 percent from 3-point range. The Pirates were poor on defense, allowing Creighton to shoot 54 percent from 3-point range. The Pirates were out scored from deep, 42 to 24. Myles Powell was held to 15 points.
Myles Powell is leading the way for Seton Hall, registering 21 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game. Sandro Mamukelashvili is totaling 11.9 points and 6 rebounds. The Pirates are recording 74.7 points of offense, while connecting on 44.6 percent from the floor for the season.
Recent Betting Trends:
Marquette is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Marquette is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
The over is 4-1 in Marquette’s last 5 games.
Seton Hall is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Seton Hall is 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.
The over is 5-2 in Seton Hall’s last 7 games.
Marquette ended the season with an abysmal stretch of results. The Golden Eagles lost to St John’s and DePaul, which was part of a stretch where Marquette lost 6 of 7. The Pirates lost their last 2 games, but both were ranked opponents. This is a matchup of arguably two of the best players in the country, with Howard and Powell. Powell does a better job getting the whole team involved. Seton Hall is very balanced, as the Pirates have 4 players averaging more than 9 points. Look for Romaro Gill to make his presence known around the rim on offense and defense for the Pirates. Final score prediction, Seton Hall will win and cover against the spread, 73-68.
Chris’s Pick Seton Hall Pirates -2.5
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Pick Dawgz site consensus.