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Marquette vs St. John’s Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 3rd Betting Odds

Golden Eagles vs Red Storm Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Marquette Golden Eagles at St. John’s Red Storm
  • Where: Queens at Carnesecca Arena
  • Date: Tuesday, January 3rd
  • Betting Odds: Marquette -3, MARQ -156 | STJOHN +128 O/U 156.5

Golden Eagles Preview:

The Marquette Golden Eagles will be looking to pick up their 16th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. On the road, the Golden Eagles will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 2-3. So far, the Golden Eagles have been favored 10 times, going 9-1 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Marquette as -3 point favorites.

Marquette will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kam Jones who is averaging 16.07 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 gameplan is the play of Olivier-Maxence Prosper who has hit 56.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.07 points per game.

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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 15 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.

Red Storm Preview:

The St. John’s Red Storm head into today’s game in what will be their 16th game of the season, posting a record of 11-4. Currently, the Red Storm have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 9-1. So far, the Red Storm have been the underdog 4 times, going 0-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.

Joel Soriano comes into today’s game as the Red Storm’s leading scorer at 15.8 points per contest. Not only has Soriano been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is St. John’s’ top rebounder at 12.2 boards per contest. Behind Soriano, the team has benefited from the strong play of David Jones who is second on the team in scoring at 14.73 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.8% of his shots and is adding 7.67 boards per game.

St. John’s comes into today’s matchup vs Marquette, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.6 points per game. Through 15 games, they have hit 45.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Red Storm’s have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 207th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Marquette Golden Eagles -3

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Marquette Golden Eagles to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3 point betting favorites. Although Marquette as a team is just 132nd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Red Storm’s defense. At -3 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Golden Eagles to come out on top and cover.

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