The Marquette Golden Eagles and the Seton Hall Pirates meet Saturday in college basketball action from Prudential Center. Marquette comes into this one at 15-5 overall. The Eagles beat Providence in their last game. As for Seton Hall, they’re sitting at 12-8 on the year after a win over UConn. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Marquette Golden Eagles
Marquette went 10-4 over their first 14 games this year, losing to Purdue, Mississippi State, Wisconsin and Providence along the way. The Eagles are 5-1 since then with wins over Villanova, St. John’s, UConn, Georgetown and Providence.
Matched up against Providence on Wednesday, Marquette was up 38-31 going into the second half. The Eagles scored another 45 points from there and won it 83-75. Kameron Jones led the team on 21 points with four rebounds.
Seton Hall Pirates
Over on the Seton Hall side, they beat Monmouth, Saint Peter’s, Wagner, Memphis, Lincoln PA, Rutgers and Drexel in their first 14 games. The Pirates are 5-1 since then with wins over St. John’s, Butler, Georgetown, DePaul and UConn.
In the UConn game on Wednesday, the Pirates were down 40-26 by the break. Seton Hall hit a 41-26 run from there and won it 67-66. Kadary Richmond led the team with 18 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’m going to take a stab on Marquette. We should have a pretty good matchup on our hands regardless, though. The Eagles have been through a tough schedule over the last seven games, and they’ve managed to emerge with a 6-1 record in that time. Marquette has scored well, with 68 or more points in 15 straight games. As for Seton Hall, they’ve won four straight games and held opponents to 67 points or fewer in all four of them. I like this matchup to be close, with Marquette powering out a late cover. Should be a fun one.