Marquette vs. Seton Hall - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Marquette vs. Seton Hall - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Seton Hall Pirates (20-7) at Marquette Golden Eagles (18-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:30 pm (Fiserv Forum)

The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -1.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5

TV: FOX

The Seton Hall Pirates and Marquette Golden Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Fiserv Forum.

The Seton Hall Pirates look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Seton Hall Pirates are averaging 75.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 39 percent shooting. Myles Powell is averaging 22.4 points and 2.3 assists while Quincy McKnight is averaging 11.4 points and 3.5 rebounds. Sandro Mamukelashvili is the third double-digit scorer and Jared Rhoden is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Seton Hall Pirates are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Seton Hall Pirates are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Seton Hall Pirates have won five of their last six road games.

The Marquette Golden Eagles need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Marquette Golden Eagles are averaging 77.9 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Markus Howard is averaging 27.3 points and 3.3 rebounds while Sacar Anim is averaging 13.1 points and 1.4 assists. Koby McEwen is the third double-digit scorer and Brendan Bailey is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Marquette Golden Eagles are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Marquette Golden Eagles are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game. The Marquette Golden Eagles have won five of their last six home games.

The underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The road team is 20-7-1 ATS in the last 28 meetings.

The home team has won seven of the last 10 meetings between Marquette and Seton Hall. The Marquette Golden Eagles are 10-5 against the spread at home where they win by an average of 15.7 points while shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from deep. The Seton Hall Pirates have proven they can win on the road and are led by possibly the best player in the country, but the offense hasn't been as explosive lately as we're used to seeing. You can make a case for either side, but I trust Marquette at home a bit more in this spot. 

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Randy’s Pick Marquette Golden Eagles -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.