St. John's vs Marquette Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/21/2020
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Marquette -8
The St. John's Red Storm travel to Fiserv Forum to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Marquette as 8 point favorites.
St. John's comes into this game with an overall record of 12-7. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 75.7 points per game while giving up 68.5 per contest. Marquette has an overall mark of 13-5. They are averaging 77.6 points per contest and giving up 68.6, which is a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 13-5-1 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 5-14-0 against the over/under
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 11-7-0 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
01/18/20 G Greg Elliott Ankle is questionable
01/15/20 F Ed Morrow Personal is out indefinitely
LJ Figueroa comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Mustapha Heron averages 13.9 points per game in 24.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Markus Howard averages 28.2 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Sacar Anim averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 75.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 81st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 288th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 328th in the nation. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 76th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 278th with 12.2 per game. The Red Storm allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 165th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 42nd and 109th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 345th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 228th place in Division 1. They force 18.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 339th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette is 46th in the country with 77.6 points per game this year. They are 206th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the nation. They are 27th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.3 boards per game, and 131st in assists per contest with 13.9. The Golden Eagles are 167th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Golden Eagles surrender 68.6 points per contest, which ranks them 170th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 44th and 55th in those defensive statistics. They rank 116th with 11.8 assists allowed per contest and 202nd with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Eagles are 43rd in country in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game.
The Red Storm are 202nd in the nation in offensive rating with 100.5. In terms of pace they are 16th in the country with 75.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 327th. As a team they are 319th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 327th in Division 1. St. John's is 335th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions.
Marquette is 212th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Eagles are 82nd in the country in offensive rating with 106.3. In terms of pace they are 61st in Division 1 with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 103rd. As a team they are 75th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 63rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Marquette -8
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