Seton Hall Pirates (4-3) at Marquette Golden Eagles (5-2)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -4.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Seton Hall Pirates and Marquette Golden Eagles meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Fiserv Forum.
The Seton Hall Pirates look for a win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Seton Hall Pirates are averaging 77.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Sandro Mamukelashvili is averaging 20.4 points and 2.6 assists while Jared Rhoden is averaging 14.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Myles Cale is dishing one assist and Takal Molson is grabbing four rebounds. The Seton Hall Pirates are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Seton Hall Pirates are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game.
The Marquette Golden Eagles look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The Marquette Golden Eagles are averaging 76.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Koby McEwen is averaging 15.7 points and 4.1 rebounds while Dawson Garcia is averaging 12.9 points and 6.1 rebounds. DJ Carton is the third double-digit scorer and Jamal Cain is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Marquette Golden Eagles are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Marquette Golden Eagles are allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.3 rebounds per game.
The Pirates are 23-8 ATS in their last 31 Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. The over is 9-3 in Pirates last 12 road games. The under is 4-1 in Golden Eagles last 5 Thursday games. The road team is 21-7-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings. The underdog is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The Seton Hall Pirates have a win over Penn State and have been decent offensively, but they've also been on the losing side in nearly all of their big games this season. The Marquette Golden Eagles are starting to heat up and are fresh off a statement win over Creighton. Marquette has been the more balanced team up to this point and its the defense that will likely provide the edge. We're not being asked to lay a whole lot. Give me the Golden Eagles and the more than reasonable chalk.