Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY) Big East Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023
The No. 1 seed Marquette Golden Eagles (25-6, 17-3 Big East) are favored by 8.5 points in their Big East Tournament matchup against the No. 8 seed St. John’s (NY) Red Storm (18-14, 7-13 Big East) on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, tipping off at 12:00 PM on Fox Sports 1. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has a point total of 161.5.
Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY) Odds
- Marquette odds to win: -404
- St. John’s (NY) odds to win: +318
- Spread: Marquette (-8.5)
- Total: 161.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Time: 12:00 PM ET
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Where: New York City, New York
- Venue: Madison Square Garden
Who Will Win Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY)?
Marquette and St. John’s (NY) Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Marquette has a 5-6 record against the spread this season when favored by 8.5 points or more.
When it has played as at least a 8.5-point underdog this season, St. John’s (NY) is 2-2 against the spread.
These two teams average a combined 158.6 points per game, 2.9 fewer points than the total of 161.5 set for this game.
Marquette and St. John’s (NY) have seen their opponents average a combined 14.9 fewer points per game than the over/under of 161.5 set in this outing.
The average point total in Marquette’s games this year is 9.2 fewer points than the over/under of 161.5 in this matchup.
Red Storm games this season have averaged an over/under of 152.8 points, 8.7 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
The Golden Eagles’ ATS record is 20-11-0 this season.
The Red Storm’s ATS record is 14-18-0 this year.
Marquette Stats & Insights
Marquette is outscoring opponents by 9.7 points per game with a +300 scoring differential overall. It puts up 81 points per game (14th in college basketball) and allows 71.3 per contest (217th in college basketball).
Marquette comes up short in the rebound battle by an average of 3.9 boards. It is collecting 28.3 rebounds per game (334th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 32.2 per contest.
The Golden Eagles connect on 8.8 three-pointers per game (43rd in college basketball) at a 35.4% rate (112th in college basketball), compared to the 7.7 per game their opponents make at a 35.9% rate.
Marquette’s 103.3 points per 100 possessions on offense rank ninth in college basketball, and the 91 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 163rd in college basketball.
The Golden Eagles are scoring 83.3 points per game when playing at home. In road games, they are averaging 79.7 points per contest.
St. John’s (NY) Stats & Insights
St. John’s (NY) has a +73 scoring differential, topping opponents by 2.3 points per game. It is putting up 77.6 points per game, 47th in college basketball, and is giving up 75.3 per contest to rank 318th in college basketball.
St. John’s (NY) prevails in the rebound battle by an average of 4.7 boards. It grabs 37.1 rebounds per game (sixth in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 32.4.
St. John’s (NY) connects on 5.8 three-pointers per game (323rd in college basketball), 2.6 fewer than its opponents.
St. John’s (NY) averages 92 points per 100 possessions on offense (228th in college basketball), and gives up 89.3 points per 100 possessions (116th in college basketball).
The Red Storm score 77.6 points per game at home, and 75.6 on the road.
Marquette Key Players to Watch
Kam Jones leads the Golden Eagles in scoring, tallying 15.3 points per game to go with 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
Oso Ighodaro leads Marquette in rebounding, averaging 5.8 per game, while Tyler Kolek leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 7.9 in each contest.
The Golden Eagles get the most three-point shooting production out of Jones, who knocks down 2.8 threes per game.
Kolek and Ighodaro lead Marquette on the defensive end, with Kolek leading the team in steals averaging 1.8 per game and Ighodaro in blocks averaging 1.5 per contest.
St. John’s (NY) Key Players to Watch
The Red Storm’s leader in scoring and rebounding is Joel Soriano with 15.3 points and 11.9 rebounds per game.
St. John’s (NY)’s assist leader is Posh Alexander with 4.3 per game. He also averages 10.3 points per game and grabs 3.9 rebounds per game.
David Jones is the top shooter from distance for the Red Storm, hitting 1.4 threes per game.
Alexander (two steals per game) is the steal leader for St. John’s (NY) while Soriano (1.3 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Marquette vs. St. John’s (NY) Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Marquette 81, St. John’s (NY) 72
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