Free College Basketball Picks Today: Marquette Golden Eagles vs St. John’s Red Storm 3/4/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Marquette Golden Eagles vs St. John’s Red Storm 3/4/23
Sat 4th March 2023

The No. 6 Marquette Golden Eagles (24-6, 16-3 Big East), one of the nation’s top scoring teams, play host to the St. John’s Red Storm (17-13, 7-12 Big East) on Saturday.

St. John’s dropped their last game against the UConn Huskies 95-86 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. With 20 points, AJ Storr was the scoring leader in the losing effort. Posh Alexander added 18 points.

The Red Storm are eighth in the Big East Conference.Marquette won their fifth in a row on Tuesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse, beating the Butler Bulldogs 72-56.

Tyler Kolek had 21 points and 10 assists to lead the team. The Golden Eagles are first in the Big East Conference.It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams.

After taking the only earlier season matchup against St. John’s 96-85 at Carnesecca Arena on January 3, Marquette will be seeking a season sweep. Olivier-Maxence Prosper led the Golden Eagles with 29 points and seven rebounds. Joel Soriano had 22 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.

The Red Storm have been led this season by Soriano, who is averaging 15.3 points per game. Soriano also has grabbed 11.8 rebounds per game, fourth-most in the country. Meanwhile, Alexander is dishing 4.0 assists.Kam Jones’ 15.0 points per game have powered the Golden Eagles on offense.

Kolek is distributing 7.9 assists per game, second-most in the country, and Oso Ighodaro is averaging 5.9 rebounds per game. The Golden Eagles rank as one of the highest-scoring offenses in the NCAA, 19th-best with 80.5 points per game.

In the last 10 games, St. John’s is 4-6 with an average margin of -6.1 (75.7-81.8). For the season, the Red Storm are averaging 77.1 points per game, compared to 75.0 for opponents.

Marquette has a 9-1 record over the last 10, scoring 76.1 points per game on average while holding opponents to 67.9 (+8.2 margin). The Golden Eagles are averaging 80.5 ppg for the full season while allowing 70.6.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
AJ Storr: 19.4 | 11.5 | +7.9
Andre Curbelo: 6.2 | 14.5 | -8.3
Points per game:
AJ Storr: 14.6 | 8.9 | +5.7
Andre Curbelo: 3.8 | 8.3 | -4.5
Rebounds per game:
David Jones: 8.2 | 6.3 | +1.9
Assists per game:
Posh Alexander: 6.0 | 4.0 | +2.0
Andre Curbelo: 1.2 | 3.8 | -2.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Chase Ross: 5.0 | 7.5 | -2.5
Points per game:
Tyler Kolek: 18.0 | 12.6 | +5.4
David Joplin: 6.2 | 9.3 | -3.1

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

Marquette -11.5 (-115)

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