Marquette vs. St. John's - 3/9/16 Big East Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. John's Red Storm (8-23) at Marquette Golden Eagles (19-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St John's Red Storm and Marquette Golden Eagles meet Wednesday night in the Big East Tournament.
The St John's Red Storm look for a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The St John's Red Storm are averaging 66 points on 39.5 percent shooting and allowing 75.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Durand Johnson is averaging 12 points and 3.8 rebounds while Federico Mussini is averaging 10.6 points and 2.2 assists. Ron Mvouika is dishing 1.8 assists and Christian Jones is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The St John's Red Storm are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 63 percent from the free throw line. The Red Storm are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The St John's Red Storm have lost five of their last six neutral site games.
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The Marquette Golden Eagles look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Marquette Golden Eagles are averaging 75.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 42 percent shooting. Henry Ellenson is averaging 16.8 points and 9.8 rebounds while Luke Fischer is averaging 12.2 points and one assist. Duane Wilson is dishing 2.6 assists and Haanif Cheatham is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Marquette Golden Eagles are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Golden Eagles are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Marquette Golden Eagles have won three of their last four neutral site games.
The Red Storm are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games following a ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games. The Golden Eagles are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 19-41-1 ATS in their last 61 vs. Big East. The Red Storm are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
St. John's simply isn't a good basketball team, as it hasn't been winning or covering games at all this season. Marquette is deep offensively and has been very good on nuetral courts, especially against the number. I look for the Golden Eagles to win this game by double digits.