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Marquette vs Seton Hall Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Golden Eagles vs Pirates Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Marquette Golden Eagles at Seton Hall Pirates
  • Where: Newark at Prudential Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: Marquette -1.5, MARQ -128 | SETON +104 O/U 143.5

Golden Eagles Preview:

Marquette heads into this matchup having played 20 games and have an overall record sitting at 15-5. So far, the Golden Eagles have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 3-4. This season, Marquette has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 12-1. For today’s contest, Marquette has a betting line set -1.5 points in their favor.

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Marquette will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kam Jones who is averaging 16.1 points per game for the Golden Eagles. Jones is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Golden Eagles’ offensive game plan is the play of Olivier-Maxence Prosper who has hit 56.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.35 points per game.

On offense, Marquette is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.4 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 20 games, they have only hit 34.7% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 41.75% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Pirates Preview:

The Seton Hall will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 4 game win streak and have an overall record of 12-8. Currently, the Pirates have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 8-4. So far, the Pirates have been the underdog 7 times, going 3-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.

Seton Hall will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Al-Amir Dawes who is averaging 11.85 points per game for the Pirates. Dawes is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Pirates’ offensive game plan is the play of Tyrese Samuel who has hit 55.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.8 points per game.

On offense, Seton Hall is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 72.9 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 20 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 35.82% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Seton Hall Pirates +1.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Marquette as the favorites with a line coming in at -1.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Seton Hall Pirates to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Marquette at 8.61 made 3’s per game compared to Seton Hall at 7.35. Look for Seton Hall to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Golden Eagles.

 


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