St. John's Red Storm vs Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction, 3/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Fiserv Forum is the location where the Marquette Golden Eagles (18-11) will compete against the St. John's Red Storm (16-13) on Saturday.
The St. John's Red Storm took the court against Xavier and went home with a win by a final score of 81-66 in their last contest. St. John's wrapped up the contest having earned a 46.7% FG percentage (28 of 60) and made 8 of their 22 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Red Storm knocked down 17 of 20 tries for a percentage of 85.0%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they collected 43 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 18 dimes for this game while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In terms of defense, St. John's allowed their opponent to shoot 32.4% from the field on 23 out of 71 shooting. Xavier earned 7 assists and had 6 steals for the game. On top of that, Xavier snagged 38 rebounds (13 offensive, 25 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Xavier finished the contest at 68.2% at the charity stripe by burying 15 of their 22 shots. They also made 5 of 30 shots from long range. With respect to fouls, the Red Storm walked away with 19 while Xavier totaled 18 fouls.
Tareq Coburn is a guy who came through in this game. He finished the game shooting 75.0% from the field and earned 1 assist. He was on the court for 26 minutes played and pulled down 1 rebound. He accumulated 20 points on 6 of 8 shooting.
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St. John's enters this contest with a win-loss record of 16-13 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest and as a group they commit 17.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, St. John's is pulling in 38.2 rebounds per contest and has earned 544 assists this season, which is 5th in the nation in terms of passing. The Red Storm are shooting 34.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (216 of 633) and 67.3% from the charity stripe. They average 79.8 points per game (14th in Division 1) while going 45.3% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Red Storm are able to force 16.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.8 fouls. They currently rank 217th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 382 relinquished for the campaign. The Red Storm defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.3% (750 of 1,774) and they relinquish 38.8 boards per game as a group. They relinquish 34.8% on 3-point shots and they are 301st in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (74.1).
In their last game, the Marquette Golden Eagles took a loss by a final score of 91-80 against DePaul. The Golden Eagles pulled down 21 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 28 for this game. They turned the ball over 17 times, while recording 9 steals for this contest. DePaul earned 15 fouls for this contest which took the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for 11 shots. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a rate of 72.7%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Marquette buried 8 of their 26 attempts (30.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Golden Eagles shot 32 out of 66 from the floor which had them sitting at 48.5%. The Golden Eagles allowed DePaul to make 32 out of 67 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 47.8% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 31.8% from three-point range by shooting 7 of 22 and ended up going 20 of 22 at the charity stripe (90.9%). When it comes to rebounding, Marquette allowed DePaul to get 37 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Justin Lewis was important for the Golden Eagles in the matchup. He converted 11 of 18 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 61.1%, and totaled 10 rebounds. He scored 26 points in his 32 mins on the court and totaled 2 dimes for this contest.
Marquette has a win-loss record of 18-11 so far this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Golden Eagles are shooting 45.5% from the field, which ranks them 100th in college hoops. Marquette has accounted for 2,158 points so far this season (74.4 per game) and they collect 34.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.2 times per contest (20th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per game. The Golden Eagles have committed 17.6 fouls per game and they shoot 74.0% from the free throw line.
The Marquette defense allows 31.6% from downtown (205 of 648) and opponents are knocking down 69.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 13.8 dimes and 39.0 boards per game, which is 272nd and 347th in D-1. The Golden Eagles on defense are ranked 218th in the country in points allowed per game with 70.6. They are forcing 13.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.8% from the field (47th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Marquette
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