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Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Seton Hall Prediction 1/6/2024

The Marquette Golden Eagles (11-3) travel to face off against the Seton Hall Pirates (9-5) on Saturday, January 6th. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark and televised on CBSS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Seton Hall Pirates

The Marquette Golden Eagles Are Coming Off A Win

Marquette comes into this game as the favorite and have an overall record of 11-3. In their last game, they took down Creighton by a score of 72-67. Over their last 10 road games, the Golden Eagles are 6-4.

On the season, Marquette is 1-2 on the road and have an average scoring margin of -6.3 points per game away from home. They have been favored in 11 of their 14 games and have a record of 9-2 in those contests.

Marquette’s ATS record this season is 7-6-1. On the road, the Golden Eagles have gone 1-2 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Marquette is 5-5 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Marquette sits at 4-10 and their games have averaged 144.4 points. Today’s over/under line is 145.5. So far, 8 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points.

The Seton Hall Pirates Are Coming Off A Win

Seton Hall will look to continue their strong play at home as they face Marquette as 5-point underdogs. So far this season, the Pirates are 7-1 at home and have an average scoring margin of +14.6 points per game at home.

In their last game, Seton Hall defeated Providence by a score of 61-57. Over their last ten games at home, the Pirates are 7-3.

Seton Hall has been inconsistent vs. the spread this season, going 6-8 overall. At home, they are 4-4 ATS and have gone 1-2 in their last 3 home games vs. the spread.

Seton Hall enters tonight’s game with an over/under record of 5-9 this season. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 141.1 points, which is slightly higher than the average over/under line in their games (140.4). This year, 10 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line of 145.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 126 points.

Marquette Offense Breakdown

Compared to their season average of 78 points per game, Marquette struggled in their previous game. Against Creighton, the Golden Eagles scored 72 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 36.8%. For the season, the Marquette offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 46%. So far, they have hit 56% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.5 made three’s per contest.

Tyler Kolek (G) 15.3 5.2 6.3
Kam Jones (G) 14.6 3.0 2.2
Oso Ighodaro (F) 13.0 6.7 2.1

Seton Hall Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 73 points per game, the Seton Hall had a below average performance. They scored 61 points against Providence and had a field goal percentage of 36.2%. 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.

Kadary Richmond (G) 15.3 6.4 4.4
Dre Davis (G) 13.6 5.4 1.4
Al-Amir Dawes (G) 12.1 2.1 2.2

Marquette Team Defense

The Golden Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 67th nationally, allowing an average of 66.4 points per contest. The Marquette defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 67 points and allowed Creighton to connect on 9 threes.

Seton Hall Team Defense

So far, the Pirates’ defense is ranked 92nd in the country at 68.1 points per contest. Seton Hall will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Providence to just 37% shooting in their most recent game.

Golden Eagles vs Pirates Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Marquette has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 64 points per game.
  • Across the Pirates last five home games, the team averaged 68 points per game while allowing 76. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Pirates have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Golden Eagles have a straight up record of 8-2 and an ATS mark of 5-5.

Golden Eagles vs Pirates Prediction

The Pirates come in as the underdog at +5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 145.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the under.

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