St. John's at Marquette College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/21/2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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 Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 5 point favorites.
St. John's comes into this game with an overall record of 14-13. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 73.5 points per game while giving up 71.7 per contest. Marquette has an overall mark of 15-11. They are averaging 82.1 points per contest and giving up 78.4, which is a point differential of 3.7.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 12-13 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 11-14 against the over/under this year
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 12-13 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 15-10 against the over/under this year
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
01/10/18 G Marcus LoVett Knee is out for season
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/27/17 G Haanif Cheatham Left Team is out for season
02/20/18 G Markus Howard Hip is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs St. Johns
Shamorie Ponds averages 21.6 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 84%. Marvin Clark averages 11.7 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Sam Hauser averages 14.3 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Andrew Rowsey averages 19.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 73.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 193rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 262nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 260th in the country. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 253rd and 219th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 310th with 11.4 per game. The Red Storm allow 71.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 160th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 55th and 300th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.6 rebounds a game which ranks 336th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 224th place in college basketball. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 340th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette is 32nd in the country with 82.1 points per game this year. They are 52nd in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in college basketball. They are 322nd in the nation in rebounding with 32.2 boards per game, and 54th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Golden Eagles are 283rd in turnovers per game with 11.9. The Golden Eagles surrender 78.4 points per contest, which ranks them 312th in the country. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 335th and 192nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 284th with 14.8 assists allowed per contest and 79th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Eagles are 135th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season.
The Red Storm are 242nd in the nation in offensive rating with 101.9, and their defensive rating of 99.4 is ranked 93rd. In terms of pace they are 85th in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 280th. As a team they are 276th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 225th in Division 1. St. John's is 314th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 137th in the nation.
Marquette is 290th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 310th in Division 1. The Golden Eagles are 314th in the nation in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 114.9 is ranked 21st. They are 116th in D-1 in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 26th. As a unit they are 18th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 40th in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Marquette -5
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