3* Big East Blowout
St. John's vs. Marquette,
01/11/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 64 - 83
Point Spread: -13½/-110 Marquette
3* Big East Blowout on Marquette -13.5
Motivated by back-to-back losses on the road to Georgetown and Syracuse, expect Marquette to take out its frustrations on an inferior St. John's team at home tonight.
The Golden Eagles are 7-1 at home on the season where they have won by an average of 19.6 points. They have the type of explosiveness to really bury the Johnnies in this motivated spot. Marquette blew a 17-point lead against Georgetown and came back from 18 down to pull within two late against Syracuse. The Golden Eagles know they need to put together two halves in this one, and I fully expect them to do so.
As if its two most recent losses aren't enough motivation, Marquette will also be fueled by a 12-point home loss the last time it faced St. John's. The Golden Eagles had won eight in a row against the Red Storm prior to that defeat.
The Red Storm are coming off a big upset win at Cincinnati but are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a SU win and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. We'll lay the points.