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Seton Hall Pirates vs. Marquette Golden Eagles
NCAAB Basketball: Saturday, January 12th 2019 2:00 PM EST TIME
The Seton Hall Pirates are looking for their biggest road win yet as that could happen on Saturday as they take on the Marquette Golden Eagles. As for the Eagles they are undefeated at home this season.
Pirates Stealing Wins
The Seton Hall Pirates are looking to keep their momentum going as they take on the Golden Eagles on Saturday afternoon. As for the Pirates, they have been stealing wins left and right especially their most recent one against the Butler Bulldogs. The Pirates were able to edge out the Bulldogs with the final score being 76-75. In that win, it was all about guard Myles Powell who would make history with scoring for a game-high 31 points. With that amazing performance, the Pirates have now won eight of the past nine games. Let’s see if the Pirates can keep that going against an undefeated team at home.
"If you work really, really hard and have a great attitude, good things are going to happen to you."
— Seton Hall Basketball (@SetonHallMBB) December 31, 2018
Going more in-depth for the historic night for Powell, he also broke a couple of records. In the win, he was shooting 8-for-15 from the field and 13-for-15 from the free-throw line. It was the highest scoring performance of the season out of any Pirates player. Right behind him was fellow guard Quincy McKnight who finished with 10 points to go with a team-high six assists.
The Series Is With The Eagles
The Marquette Golden Eagles are looking to slow down the Seton Hall Pirates as they return home where they are one of the best in the conference. The Golden Eagles have yet to lose a game this season as they have won 11 straight in Marquette. They are also one of the best covering the spread at home as well as they have covered nine of the past 11 games played there this season. Now they take on a Pirate team who they have owned in recent years. This series began back in the 2005 season and has escalated to a huge lead for the Eagles. The Golden Eagles lead the all-time series with Seton Hall, 18-7.
— MarquetteMBB (@MarquetteMBB) January 10, 2019
Diving more In-Depth for this team, the Golden Eagles have one of the best defenses in the conference as they are allowing less than 42% shooting on the court. From behind the arc, they are allowing 31%. Looking more in the series play, the Golden Eagles swept the home-and-home series last season posting an 84-64 win at the Bradley Center.
- Golden Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Golden Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- Golden Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Golden Eagles are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Pirates are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Pirates are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
I’m liking the Golden Eagles with this play. They have one of the best all around team in the conference as the Seton Hall Pirates are barley getting by in conference play so far. Give me the Eagles as they continue to keep winning at home.
Prediction: GOLDEN EAGLES
Full-Game Total Pick
I do give credit for the Seton Hall Pirates. They can shot the ball well and will be able to keep this game close for a majority of the game. With that in mind, the Over will be a great play here. The Over is 6-1 in Golden Eagles last 7 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game as well as 6-1-1 in Golden Eagles last 8 games following a straight up win.