Golden Eagles vs. Pirates Prediction
The 16th-ranked Seton Hall Pirates will look to continue its outstanding season in positive fashion in the Big East Conference Tournament quarterfinals tonight as they face the Seton Hall Pirates?
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Madison Square Garden at 9:30PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Pirates are a 3.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 150 points. As of Thursday morning, 75 percent of public bets are pouring in on Seton Hall. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Golden Eagles lose third straight
Marquette suffered an 88-86 loss Saturday at St. John's to drop to 18-12 overall and 8-10 in Big East play. The Golden Eagles outscored the Red Storm 58-41 in the second half but it was not enough after going into halftime trailing by 19. Markus Howard led Marquette with 30 points on 8-of-16 shooting including 6-of-10 from 3-point distance plus 8-of-9 at the free throw line. He also notched four rebounds and four assists. Sacar Anim added 24 points, eight boards and four steals.
Pirates unable to clinch outright title
Seton Hall fell into a three-way tie for the Big East Conference regular season title Saturday with a 77-60 loss at Creighton. The Pirates (21-9, 13-5) were outscored 45-28 in the second half of the defeat. Quincy McKnight helped pace Seton Hall with 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point distance. He also accounted for four rebounds and two assists. Myles Powell tallied 15 points, five assists and two boards. Jared Rhoden added 12 points and five caroms off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last four games as an underdog. Marquette is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 Thursday games.
The Pirates are 17-4-1 ATS in their last 22 neutral site games. The favorite is 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
Seton Hall has stumbled as of late and the Golden Eagles have one of the nation's best scorers in Howard. While Marquette has struggled lately as well, it has the makeup of a team that can beat anyone on any given night. The Golden Eagles know they need a win if they want an NCAA Tournament bid. I'm taking a shot on the dogs rising to the occasion.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES +3.5