The St. John’s Red Storm and the Marquette Golden Eagles meet in college basketball action from Madison Square Garden on Thursday as part of the Big East conference tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Marquette is listed as a 6.5-point favorite with the total for this game set at 161.5 points.
For St. John’s, Andre Curbelo is questionable for this game with a concussion, Rafael Pinzon remains out indefinitely and Montez Mathis is out for the season. Marquette has Emarion Ellis listed as out with a knee injury.
Marquette’s 96-94 win back on March 4th, 2023, made it three straight wins in this head-to-head matchup.
St. John’s is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Marquette is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 90 points in the previous game while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 neutral site games.
I’m siding with the over here. I do lean towards Marquette for a side, but the last meeting was fairly close and anything can happen in the conference tournament. That being said, there was little defense played in the two meetings between these two teams this season and I look for this game to be no different. Give me the over here.