Looking to win big? The Red Storm and Golden Eagles face off at 6:00 ET on FS1. The Golden Eagles are hosting the game at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI. The over/under for this Big East conference contest is set at 153 points, with Marquette being favored by -7.5 at home against St. John's.

ST. JOHN'S RED STORM VS MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: St. John's Red Storm +7.5

This game will be played at Fiserv Forum at 6:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE ST. JOHN'S RED STORM:

  • 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 St. John's at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can St. John's Lock in a Road Win?

St. John's heads into this game as a 7.5-point underdog, and they are 2-5 as an underdog this season. The Red Storm are 14-9 overall, including a 6-5 record in the Big East. They have gone 8-4 in non-conference games.

On the road, St. John's has gone 4-5 this season, and their average scoring margin is -0.3 points per game. They have lost their last two games away from home, and their record on the road over their last 10 games is 4-6.

As the underdog this season, St. John's has gone 4-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Red Storm have an ATS mark of 6-4. On the road, St. John's is 5-4 vs. the spread this season.

St. John's over/under record this season is 11-11 and today's line of 153 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (149.2). So far, 14 of their games have finished with less points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their OU record during that span is 1-2.

In their latest game, St. John's' offense looked good, scoring 85 points against DePaul. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42% and made 12/15 free throws. Joel Soriano is leading the team in scoring at 15.9 points per contest. Daniss Jenkins has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.9 going into the game.

At this time, the Red Storm's defense is positioned 126th in the country, permitting 70.1 points per game. Against DePaul in their most recent game, the St. John's defense gave up a total of 57 points while allowing DePaul to hit 42% of their shots.

Do the Golden Eagles Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

Marquette has been dominant at home this season, going 12-2 with an average scoring margin of +14.7 points per game. Their most recent game was a 91-57 win over Georgetown, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at home.

Overall, the Golden Eagles have won six straight games, and they are 17-5 on the season. In Big East play, they are 8-3, and they have been favored in 17 of their 22 games, going 13-4 as the favorite.

Marquette's ATS record this season is 12-9-1, including an 8-5-1 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Eagles are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Marquette's over/under record this season is 8-14 and today's line of 153 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (148.3). So far, 14 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.

Marquette is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 91 points versus Georgetown. This output is higher than their season-average of 78.5 points per game. For the season, the Marquette offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 321st in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.

At present, the Golden Eagles' defense is nationally ranked 75th, allowing 67.7 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.0 threes per game vs. St. John's. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.9%.