St. John's Red Storm vs Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction, 3/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
The Marquette Golden Eagles (24-6) are hosting the St. John's Red Storm (17-13) at Fiserv Forum on Saturday.
The St. John's Red Storm took the court against Connecticut and went home with a loss by a final score of 95-86 in their last game. St. John's finished having earned a 46.2% field goal percentage (30 of 65) and converted 4 out of their 13 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Red Storm made 22 of their 29 tries for a percentage of 75.9%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they collected 28 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Regarding defense, St. John's allowed 46.9% from the field on 30 out of 64 shooting. Connecticut doled out 17 assists and had 9 steals for the game. Moreover, Connecticut collected 36 rebounds (15 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Connecticut finished the game at 78.8% from the charity stripe by knocking down 26 of 33 attempts. They buried 9 out of their 25 shots from 3-point land. In reference to fouls, the Red Storm left the arena with 23 while Connecticut accounted for 21 fouls.
AJ Storr is one guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He ended up walking away with 20 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He played for 33 mins played and snagged 3 boards. He finished the game shooting 46.7% from the field but finished the game without an assist.
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St. John's enters this game with a win-loss record of 17-13 for the season. They cough up possession 13.6 times per contest and as a group they commit 16.2 fouls every game. As a team, St. John's is pulling in 39.4 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 462 dimes so far this year, which is 44th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Red Storm are hitting 32.6% on shots from 3-point land (169 of 519) and 68.9% from the charity stripe. They average 77.1 points per contest (57th in the country) while going 45.2% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Red Storm are able to force 14.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.8 fouls. They are giving up 35.2% on shots from distance and they are ranked 315th in D-1 in points per game allowed (75.0). The Red Storm are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.6% (801 of 1,839) and they surrender 36.1 boards per game as a team. They rank 333rd in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 453 relinquished for the campaign.
When they last played, the Marquette Golden Eagles took home the win by a final score of 72-56 against Butler. The Golden Eagles earned 21 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 27 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 8 steals for this contest. Butler earned 6 fouls in this matchup which got the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for 5 shots. They were able to knock down 5 of those for a rate of 100.0%. When talking about shots from downtown, Marquette buried 7 out of their 20 attempts (35.0%). Overall, the Golden Eagles finished the game shooting 30 for 54 from the floor which had them shooting 55.6%. The Golden Eagles permitted Butler to knock down 20 of 51 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 39.2% in this game. They finished 31.6% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 6 out of 19 and finished the game at 10 out of 14 at the free throw line (71.4%). With respect to cleaning the glass, Marquette permitted Butler to grab 23 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Tyler Kolek was important for the Golden Eagles for this contest. He had 21 points in his 33 mins on the court and had 10 assists for the matchup. He buried 9 of 13 for the matchup giving him a rate of 69.2%, and accumulated 2 rebounds.
Marquette has a record of 24-6 for the campaign. The Golden Eagles are committing 15.9 fouls every game and they go 71.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 17.8 times per game (5th in the country) and they turn it over 10.8 times per game. Marquette has accounted for 2,415 points this season (80.5 per game) and they average 31.7 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Golden Eagles are shooting 49.5% from the field, which has them ranked 5th in college basketball.
The Marquette defense allows 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc (229 of 646) and opponents are connecting on 69.5% of their free throw shots. They concede 15.2 assists and 34.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 340th and 220th in college basketball. The Golden Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 198th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 70.6. They are forcing their opponents into 16.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (279th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marquette
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