Seton Hall Pirates vs Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction, 12/17/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall (+4.5)
Fiserv Forum is the venue where and the Marquette Golden Eagles (5-2) will play the Seton Hall Pirates (4-3) on Thursday. The spread on this contest has Marquette as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 143.5.
Seton Hall will enter this contest with a record of 4-3 for the season. They average 77.4 points per outing (111th in D-1) while hitting 46.4% from the floor. The Pirates are hitting 35.5% on 3-point shots (50 of 141) and 70.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Seton Hall is pulling in 36.1 boards per game and has tallied 97 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 53rd in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 14.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 16.9 personal fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Pirates are able to force 12.9 turnovers per game and they draw 22.4 fouls. They are 271st in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 85 conceded for the campaign. The Pirates defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.2% (184 of 426) and they surrender 34.7 rebounds per game as a team. They are surrendering 32.2% on shots from downtown and they are 194th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (71.3).
The Seton Hall Pirates stepped onto the hardwood against the St. John's Red Storm and took home the win by a score of 77-68 in their last game. Seton Hall walked away from the game with a 47.3% FG percentage (26 out of 55) and converted 5 of 17 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Pirates made 20 of 28 tries for a percentage of 71.4%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected 35 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 13 dimes for this game as well as getting 4 steals and 2 blocks. With regard to the defense, Seton Hall allowed their opponent to shoot 47.3% from the field on 26 out of 55. St. John's dished out 12 assists and 8 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Red Storm totaled 28 rebounds (8 offensive, 20 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. St. John's finished the game at 60.0% when shooting free throws by converting 6 of 10 shots. They also buried 4 out of their 21 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Sandro Mamukelashvili is someone who was a major factor for the matchup. He was able to score 32 points on 12 of 18 shooting. He played 39 minutes and totaled 9 boards. Mamukelashvili shot 66.7% from the field and also totaled 3 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Pirates was Myles Cale. He pulled down 3 rebounds and also had 2 dimes. He shot 33.3% from the floor in the game by connecting on 4-of-12 (10 points). At the conclusion of this game, Cale played 33 min.
Marquette has a win-loss mark of 5-2 for the season. Marquette has scored 534 pts for the year (76.3 per contest) and they collect 41.7 boards per contest. The Golden Eagles have committed 19.6 personal fouls every game and they hit 71.5% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Golden Eagles are shooting 45.2% from the field, which is 172nd in college basketball. They are dishing out assists 14.4 times per game (130th in college hoops) and they turn it over 14.7 times per contest. The Golden Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 117th in D-1 in points given up per game with 66.1. They are forcing their opponents into 10.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 37.1% from the field (36th in Division 1). The Marquette defense concedes 29.8% on 3-point shots (50 of 168) and opponents are knocking down 70.6% of their foul shots. They concede 11.9 dimes and 32.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 124th and 89th in college basketball.
For their last game, the Marquette Golden Eagles got the victory with a final of 89-84 against the Creighton Bluejays. The Golden Eagles snagged 27 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 40 in this contest. They also stuffed 5 tries while getting 5 steals for the contest. The Bluejays were called for 17 fouls in the matchup which took the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for 26 shots. They were able to make 17 of the free throws for a clip of 65.4%. When talking about three-point shots, Marquette made 12 out of their 21 tries (57.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Golden Eagles finished 30 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.6%. The Golden Eagles allowed the Bluejays to knock down 28 of their 58 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 48.3% in this matchup. They finished 43.8% from distance by connecting on 14 of 32 and finished the contest at 14 of 25 from the free throw line (56.0%). In reference to team rebounding, Marquette permitted Creighton to collect 25 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Koby McEwen saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Golden Eagles in this contest. He knocked down 5 of 9 for the game giving him a rate of 55.6%, which earned him 18 points. McEwen grabbed 3 boards in his 38 minutes played and added 4 assists in this game. One more player who saw a lot of minutes for Marquette was D.J. Carton. He left the arena with 20 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood via 6 of 13 from the floor in this game. Carton finished going 46.2% from the floor while totaling 5 dimes and 5 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Marquette (-4.5) and over 143.5 points
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