Betting on today’s Pirates and Golden Eagles game? Catch the action at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI, as the Golden Eagles hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on FS1. The over/under for this Big East conference contest is set at 146 points, with Marquette being favored by -9 at home against Seton Hall.
SETON HALL PIRATES VS MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Seton Hall Pirates +9
This game will be played at Fiserv Forum at 1:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.
WHY BET THE SETON HALL PIRATES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
- Even though we have Marquette winning straight-up, we like Seton Hall at +9.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 146 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Will Seton Hall Find a Way to Win on the Road?
Seton Hall enters this game with a 13-7 record, including a 5-2 mark in Big East play. The Pirates are 4-4 on the road this season, and they have won three straight games away from home.
On the year, Seton Hall has been the underdog in nine of its 20 games, going 5-4 in those contests. The Pirates’ average scoring margin on the road is -4.9 points per game, and they are 5-5 in their last 10 games away from home.
Seton Hall has an ATS record of 8-10 this season and is 3-5 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Pirates are 5-4 vs. the spread this year and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog. On the road, Seton Hall is 5-5 in their last 10 games vs. the spread.
Seton Hall’s over/under record this season is 8-10 and the average over/under line in their games is 140.4. So far, 12 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line of 146. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points and their over/under record during this span is 1-1.
Compared to their season average of 74.5 points per game, Seton Hall struggled in their previous game. Against Providence, the Pirates scored 63 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 32.3%. The top scorer for the Pirates was Al-Amir Dawes with 26 points, while Dre Davis also chipped in with 15 points.
Currently, the Pirates’ defense holds the 109th rank in the nation, allowing 70.0 points per game. In today’s game vs. Marquette, the Seton Hall defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Seton Hall made 16 free-throws vs. the Pirates.
Can Marquette Deliver Being Favored at Home?
Marquette comes into this game with a record of 14-5 and is currently on a three-game win streak. Their record in the Big East is 5-3 compared to their non-conference record of 9-2.
At home, the Golden Eagles have been dominant, going 11-2 with an average scoring margin of +14.5 points per game. Over their last ten games at home, they have gone 8-2.
Marquette’s ATS record this season is currently at .500 (9-9-1). Their home ATS mark is 7-5-1, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are just 4-6 vs. the spread.
Marquette’s over/under record for the season is 7-12 and today’s line of 146 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (148.6). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 155 points.
Marquette finished with 86 points in their game against DePaul. This total surpasses their season-average of 77.6 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Tyler Kolek, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 14.7, while Kam Jones also carries a PPG average of 14.4 into the game.
At present, the Golden Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 82nd, allowing 68.2 points per game. The Marquette defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 73 points and allowed DePaul to connect on 11 threes.