Marquette at St. John's 1/1/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:18 AM ET

The No. 18 ranked Marquette Golden Eagles visit Carnesecca Arena in Queens, New York to play a New Year’s game against the St. John’s Red Storm. The Golden Eagles improved to 11-2 on the season following their 84-41 rout of Southern on Friday. Markus Howard led the Golden Eagles in the win with 26 points. Howard scored 23 of his 26 during the first half.

St. John’s lost its first game of the season on Saturday falling to the Seton Hall Pirates 76-74 as the Pirates hit a three-point shot as the buzzer sounded to beat the Red Storm. St. John’s is now 12-1 on the season. St. John’s squandered a 14-point lead in the second half to let Seton Hall back in the game going over seven minutes without a field goal. Markus Howard leads Marquette in scoring and assists with averages of 25.1 points and 4.2 assists per game. Sam Hauser is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 14.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. The Golden Eagles are shooting 46.0% from the field and 38.8% from 3-point territory.

Shamorie Ponds leads St. John’s in scoring and assists with averages of 18.7 points and 6.1 assists per game. Three other players for the Red Storm are averaging double figures in scoring. LJ Figueroa leads the team in rebounding with an average of 7.0 per game. St. John’s is shooting 48.2% from the field and 39.8% from 3-point territory.

St. John’s has covered the number in 9 of its last 12 versus Marquette and 5 of its last 7 at home against the Golden Eagles. The home team (St. John’s) in this matchup has covered the number in each of the last 4 meetings. St. John’s is coming off a heartbreaking loss to Seton Hall knocking it from the unbeaten ranks and will look to bounce back with authority. Final Score Prediction, St. John’s Red Storm wins and covers ATS 80-77.

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