St. John's vs. Marquette - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. John's vs. Marquette - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Marquette Golden Eagles (18-11) at St. John's Red Storm (15-15)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Carnesecca Arena)

The Line: St. John's Red Storm +1 -- Over/Under: 152.5

TV: FOX Sports

The Marquette Golden Eagles and St. John's Red Storm meet Saturday in college basketball action at Madison Square Garden.

The Marquette Golden Eagles need a win after losing five of their last six 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 lost three straight road games.

The St. John's Red Storm need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The St. John's Red Storm are averaging 75.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 40.4 percent shooting. LJ Figueroa is averaging 14.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while Mustapha Heron is averaging 13.8 points and 1.6 assists. Rasheem Dunn is the third double-digit scorer and Julian Champagnie is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The St. John's Red Storm are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The St. John's Red Storm are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The St. John's Red Storm have lost four of their last six home games.

The home team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Neither team is playing good basketball entering this contest and Marquette doesn't play much better on the road where they lose by an average of 5.1 points and shoot just 40.4 percent from the field. The St. John's Red Storm are 11-6-1 against the spread at home where they win by an average of 9.6 points and allow just 40.3 percent shooting from the field. Throw in senior night, and I'll give the slight edge to the Red Storm at home.

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Randy’s Pick St. John's Red Storm +1

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