Tuesday, February 21, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The St. John's Red Storm travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Red Storm come into this game with an overall record of 12-15 and a road record of 4-7. They are 13-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-11. The Golden Eagles have an overall record of 16-10 and a home record of 12-3. They have an over/under record of 13-13 and they are 12-13 against the spread.
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Marcus LoVett comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Red Storm. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Shamorie Ponds averages 17.2 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for St. John's. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Markus Howard averages 12.8 points per game while playing 21.1 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Eagles. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. JaJuan Johnson averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
St. John's averages 77.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 69th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 193rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 62nd in the country. They average 35 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 199th and 121st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 206th with 13.5 per game. The Red Storm allow 76.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 267th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 205th and 253rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 313th and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 261st place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 36th in Division 1.
Marquette averages 82.1 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 2nd in the nation. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per contest which ranks them 261st and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Eagles rank 78th with 12 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 215th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 246th and 299th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 87th and they give up 15.7 assists per contest which puts them in 322nd place in the nation. The Golden Eagles force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 162nd in college basketball.
The Red Storm average 76.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9.7 per contest. The Red Storm have an offensive rating of 105.3 and they assist on 53% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. St. Johns turns the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.4%. The Red Storm give up 82.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 90.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Eagles score 83.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.9 points per game. The Golden Eagles have a rating on offense of 115.5 and 57.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Marquette turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.5%. The Golden Eagles give up 69.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 13-12 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 15-11 against the over/under
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 12-13 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 13-13 against the over/under
St. John's Red Storm Injuries
12/10/16 C Yankuba Sima Personal has left team
02/20/17 F Darien Williams Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Marquette
Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
12/19/16 G Traci Carter Personal has left team
11/22/16 F Sandy Cohen III Personal has left team
11/08/16 G Sacar Anim None expected to redshirt
Tony's Pick: Take Marquette -8.5
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