St. John's at Marquette Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/5/2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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The St. John's Red Storm head to Fiserv Forum to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 6 point favorites.
St. John's heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 81.2 points per contest while giving up 73.9 per game. Marquette has an overall mark of 19-3. They are averaging 79.5 points per contest and giving up 69.0, which is a point differential of 10.5.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 9-12-1 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 12-9-1 against the over/under this year
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 15-6-1 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 10-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
01/03/19 G Mikey Dixon Transferred has left team
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/09/18 G Greg Elliott Thumb is out for season
Shamorie Ponds comes into this game averaging 20.4 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Mustapha Heron averages 15.3 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 5.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Markus Howard scores 25.0 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Sam Hauser averages 15.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 81.2 points per contest, which is 34th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 63rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 40th in the nation. They average 34.5 boards per contest and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 240th and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 324th with 11.0 per game. The Red Storm allow 73.9 points per contest, which is 242nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 130th and 168th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.6 rebounds a game which ranks 303rd, and they allow 13.5 assists per game which puts them in 209th place in the country. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette is 47th in the nation with 79.5 points per contest this season. They are 96th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.5. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the NCAA. They are 44th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 139th in assists per game with 14.0. The Golden Eagles are 99th in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Golden Eagles give up 69.0 points per game, which ranks them 121st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 80th in those defensive statistics. They rank 92nd with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 90th with 33.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Eagles are 103rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Red Storm are 73rd in the nation in offensive rating with 108.7. In terms of pace they are 40th in the country with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 51st. As a team they are 57th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 131st in Division 1. St. John's is 337th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions.
Marquette is 97th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Eagles are 71st in the country in offensive rating with 108.8. In terms of pace they are 85th in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 57th. As a team they are 22nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 116th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. John's +6
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