Planning on watching today’s Golden Eagles and Pirates game? Catch the action at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, as the Pirates hosts this showdown at 12:00 ET on CBSS. The Golden Eagles are favored in this Big East conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 144.5 points.
MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES VS SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Seton Hall Pirates +5
This game will be played at Prudential Center at 12:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE SETON HALL PIRATES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Pirates.
- Not only will Seton Hall pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can the Golden Eagles Pull Off a Road Win?
Marquette comes into this game as the favorite, favored by 5 points. So far this season, they have gone 11-3 and have won their last two games. In their last game, the Golden Eagles defeated Creighton by a score of 72-67.
So far, Marquette has gone 1-2 on the road and have an average scoring margin of -6.3 points per game away from home. Over their last ten road games, the Golden Eagles have gone 6-4.
Marquette’s ATS record this season is 7-6-1, but their record vs. the spread when favored is just 5-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Eagles are 5-5 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for Marquette games is 4-10 and today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (147.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 133 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 0-3.
In their latest game, Marquette offense put up 72 points against Creighton. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 36.8% and made 9 threes. Offensively, the Golden Eagles hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 132nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 273rd in terms of percentage and 93rd in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Golden Eagles’ defense holds the 69th rank in the nation, allowing 66.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Marquette’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.8% this season.
Can the Pirates Hold Strong at Home?
Seton Hall comes into this game as the underdog, with a record of 9-5 overall and 2-1 in the Big East. So far this season, they have gone 7-1 at home and have an average scoring margin of +14.6 points per game at home.
In their last game, the Pirates defeated Providence by a score of 61-57. Over their last ten games at home, Seton Hall is 7-3.
Seton Hall’s ATS record this season is just 6-8, but their record vs. the spread as the underdog is 3-4. Their ATS mark at home is 4-4 and they are 2-3 vs. the spread in their last five home games. As the underdog, the Pirates have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games vs. the spread.
This season, Seton Hall games have an over/under record of 5-9 and today’s line of 144.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (140.4). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 126 points compared to their season average of 141.1 points per game.
In their latest game, Seton Hall offense put up 61 points against Providence. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 36.2% and made 7 threes. The team’s top scorer is Kadary Richmond, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15.3, while Dre Davis also maintains a PPG average of 13.6 leading up to the game.
The Pirates’ defense is presently ranked 96th nationally, allowing an average of 68.1 points per contest. So far, the Seton Hall defense is giving up an average of 8.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.7 times per game (528th).