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St. John's vs. Marquette - 2/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Marquette Golden Eagles (14-10) at St. John's Red Storm (12-13)
Date & Time Saturday February 10, 2018, 12:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: St. John's Red Storm -2 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FOX Sports
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NCAA BB | Marquette Golden Eagles (14-10) at St. John's Red Storm (12-13)
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The Marquette Golden Eagles and St. John's Red Storm meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Carnesecca Arena.

The Marquette Golden Eagles could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Marquette Golden Eagles are averaging 81.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Markus Howard is averaging 22 points and 3.5 rebounds while Andrew Rowsey is averaging 18.8 points and 4.2 assists. Sam Hauser is the third double-digit scorer and Haanif Cheatham is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Marquette Golden Eagles are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Marquette Golden Eagles are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Marquette Golden Eagles have split their last six road games.

The St. John's Red Storm look for a third straight win to get back to a .500 record. The St. John's Red Storm are averaging 72.9 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Shamorie Ponds is averaging 20.5 points and 4.7 assists while Marcus LoVett is averaging 14.9 points and 2.1 rebounds. Bashir Ahmed is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Clark II is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The St. John's Red Storm are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The St. John's Red Storm are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The St. John's Red Storm have lost six of their last seven home games.

The Golden Eagles are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Red Storm are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big East and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Golden Eagles are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in St. John's, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The St. John's Red Storm went from losing games left and right to beating Duke and Villanova in back to back contests. This is the perfect spot for a letdown, but at home, I don't know how you bet against St. John's other than a possible letdown spot. Ponds is playing at a high level, the offense is rolling and the confidence is building. The Marquette Golden Eagles are struggling big time on defense, which includes allowing 50.2 percent shooting in their last five games. I'll lay the bucket with the home team here.

Pick:
St. John's Red Storm -2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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