St. John's Red Storm vs Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction, 1/31/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: St. John's (+3.5)
The St. John's Red Storm (10-7) travel to Fiserv Forum on Sunday where they'll take on the Marquette Golden Eagles (8-8). St. John's opens this contest as 3.5-point dogs. The total opens at 151.5.
St. John's enters this game with a win-loss record of 10-7 this year. They average 79.8 pts per game (42nd in Division 1) while going 45.2% from the floor. The Red Storm are shooting 34.2% on three-point attempts (120 of 351) and 72.6% from the free throw line. As a team, St. John's is collecting 35.8 rebounds per contest and has earned 290 dimes this year, which is 8th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 12.6 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.6 fouls per game. On the defensive end of the court, the Red Storm are forcing 17.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.9 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.9% on 3-point shots and they are 313th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (77.4). The Red Storm defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.5% (484 of 1,019) and they concede 38.1 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 330th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 249 conceded this year.
The St. John's Red Storm played the DePaul Blue Demons and notched a win by a score of 81-68 in their last game. St. John's ended the game with a 46.2% FG percentage (30 of 65) and knocked down 7 of their 26 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Red Storm knocked down 14 of their 21 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. In terms of getting rebounds, they compiled 35 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 20 assists for the matchup while earning 7 steals and 4 blocked shots. In regard to the defense, St. John's allowed their opponent to shoot 46.2% from the field on 30 of 65 shooting. DePaul distributed 9 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Blue Demons grabbed 45 boards (19 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 4 rejections. DePaul walked away from this one shooting 55.6% when shooting free throws by making 10 of 18 attempts. They buried 4 of 17 attempts from downtown.
Vince Cole is one player who came through in this matchup. He scored 18 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Cole finished the game at 43.8% from the floor and recorded 2 dimes. One more player that was a contributor in this game for the Red Storm was Julian Champagnie. He totaled 6 rebounds and also had 2 assists. He finished the contest at 40.0% from the floor in this game by going 6-of-15 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Champagnie played 34 minutes.
Marquette has a mark of 8-8 so far this season. As an offense, the Golden Eagles are connecting on 44.6% from the floor, which ranks them 155th in college hoops. Marquette has accounted for 1,147 pts for the year (71.7 per game) and they collect 38.2 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.8 times per contest (142nd in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per game. The Golden Eagles have committed 18.2 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 72.1% from the charity stripe. The Golden Eagles on the defensive end are ranked 167th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 69.6. They concede 13.4 assists and 33.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 210th and 117th in college basketball. The Marquette defense allows 34.6% on three-point shots (129 of 373) and their opponents are making 72.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 10.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 39.8% from the field (37th in the country).
The last time they took the court, the Marquette Golden Eagles went home defeated by a final of 72-63 when they played the Providence Friars. The Golden Eagles snagged 31 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in the matchup. They blocked 4 shots while recording 3 steals for this game. The Friars had 15 fouls for the game which took the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 15 tries. They were able to bury 10 of them for a percentage of 66.7%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Marquette knocked down 3 of their 16 attempts (18.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Golden Eagles walked away from this one shooting 25 for 53 from the field which had them at 47.2%. The Golden Eagles allowed the Friars to knock down 22 out of 63 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 34.9% for this contest. They shot 29.2% from three-point range by going 7 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 21 out of 28 from the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Marquette allowed Providence to pull down 36 in total (11 offensive).
Koby McEwen was important for the Golden Eagles in this contest. He made 4 of 9 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, which gave him 13 points. McEwen pulled down 6 rebounds in his 34 mins and had 3 dimes in this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Marquette was D.J. Carton. He walked away with 12 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 of 10 from the floor in the matchup. Carton finished going 50.0% from the floor while totaling 6 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. John's (+3.5)
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