Marquette vs Seton Hall Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 3/12/2020
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall -2.5
The Marquette Golden Eagles travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Seton Hall Pirates on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Seton Hall as 2.5 point favorites.
Marquette heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-12. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 77.8 points per contest while giving up 71.6 per game. Seton Hall has an overall record of 21-9. They are averaging 74.7 points per game and surrendering 67.9, good for a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 17-13-0 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 17-13-0 against the over/under
Important Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 17-12-1 against the spread
The Seton Hall Pirates are 14-14-2 against the over/under
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
01/23/20 F Ed Morrow Personal is out for season
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
03/11/20 F Darnell Brodie Illness is questionable Thursday vs Marquette
03/11/20 F Taurean Thompson Illness is questionable Thursday vs Marquette
Markus Howard comes into this contest averaging 27.8 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Sacar Anim averages 13.1 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Myles Powell averages 21.0 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Quincy McKnight averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette averages 77.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 216th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 12th in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 136th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 126th with 13.7 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 238th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 77th and 120th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 181st and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 221st place in Division 1. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Seton Hall is 81st in the country with 74.7 points per game this year. They are 128th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 171st in the nation. They are 90th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 55th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Pirates are 157th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Pirates surrender 67.9 points per contest, which ranks them 134th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 41st and 111th in those defensive statistics. They rank 93rd with 11.6 assists allowed per contest and 266th with 36.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 212th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 107.2, which is ranked 65th. They are 69th in college basketball in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 98th. As a unit they are 62nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in D-1. Marquette is 182nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Seton Hall is 191st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 105.3, which is ranked 96th. They are 84th in D-1 in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 111th. As a unit they are 101st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 98th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Marquette/Seton Hall college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seton Hall -2.5
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