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St. John's Red Storm home to Marquette Golden Eagles in NCAA Basketball betting action

Marquette Golden EaglesSt. John's Red Storm
12-9February 01, 2014, 12:30 | Madison Square Garden12-9



Marquette travels to St. John's on Saturday, hoping to boost its 12-9 record with a victory over the Red Storm.

The Red Storm sit at 12-9 (6-13 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Eagles are currently 12-9 (8-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? St. John's is 10-9 OU, and Marquette is 8-10 OU.

View Marquette Golden Eagles vs St. John's Red Storm Odds and Stats.

St. John's opened as 0-point in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Red Storm at No. 147 and the Golden Eagles at No. 118 heading into this contest.

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Last time out for Marquette, they were a 61-50 winner as they battled Providence at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. The Golden Eagles grabbed a 61-50 win over the Friars on Thursday, behind a 14-point effort from Davante Gardner at Bradley Center.

St. John's lost its last outing, a 63-60 result against Creighton on January 28. They covered in that game as a 12.5-point underdog. D'Angelo Harrison scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Red Storm to a win (they lost 63-60 to Creighton at CenturyLink Center on Tuesday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. John's's No. 125-ranked scoring average of 72.57 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense rated No. 39 and allowing 64.76 PPG. The Red Storm FG% has averaged 44.31% to date this season, less than the Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (44.54% per game).

A few Golden Eagles at Red Storm trends to consider:
Marquette is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Marquette's last 9 games
Marquette is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Marquette is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. John's is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
St. John's is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
St. John's is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
St. John's is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home


Next up:
Marquette home to Butler, Tuesday, February 4th
St. John's at Providence, Tuesday, February 4th

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