Marquette vs. Seton Hall odds, line: College basketball picks, best predictions from model on 111-87 run
Despite losing two in a row, 16th-ranked Marquette can secure at least a tie for its first Big East Conference title since 2012-13 by winning its final two games of the regular season. The Golden Eagles (23-6, 12-4), who are 6-3 on the road, visit Seton Hall (16-12, 7-9) on Wednesday, and the Pirates have lost three in a row. Tip-off from Prudential Center is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET. Marquette has won four of the last five meetings with Seton Hall, including three straight. Accordingly, the school is a 2.5-point favorite in the latest Marquette vs. Seton Hall odds, up a half-point from the opener, while the over-under for total points scored is 145.5. You’ll want to see what the SportsLine Projection Model is saying about the game before entering any Marquette vs. Seton Hall picks.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has raked in the winnings for those following its picks. Over the past two years, the SportsLine Projection Model has returned nearly $4,200 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks. It also entered Week 18 of the 2018-19 college basketball season on a strong 111-87 run against the spread. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now the model has dialed in on Marquette vs. Seton Hall. We can tell you it is leaning over, and it has a strong against-the-spread pick that cashes in nearly 60 percent of simulations. That one is only available at SportsLine.
The model knows that Marquette has qualified for the NCAA Tournament 32 times, making the Final Four three times and winning one championship (1977). This is the fourth season in a row they have clinched a winning record and 28th time in the last 30 years. Marquette is 18-11 against the spread this season, compared to 12-16 for Seton Hall.
Guard Markus Howard (25.5 ppg) has been the team’s spark plug, scoring 33 points last Sunday against Creighton and 38 versus Villanova a month ago. Junior guard-forward Sam Hauser (14.7 ppg) has surpassed his average in six of 10, while freshman forward Joey Hauser (9.8 ppg) has come up big when needed, scoring 15 at Providence and 21 at Xavier. Senior guard-forward Sacar Anim (8.3 ppg) had 14 points against Seton Hall in the first meeting.
But just because Marquette is challenging for the Big East title doesn’t guarantee it will cover against the Pirates.
The model also knows Seton Hall is 9-4 at home and has won two of the past three home meetings with Marquette. The Pirates have qualified for the NCAA Tournament 12 times, reaching the Final Four once. They are looking to post their fifth straight winning record.
Junior guard Myles Powell (22.3 ppg) had 35 points at Georgetown over the weekend, 30 against the Hoyas on Feb. 13 and 31 against Providence on Jan. 30. He’s been the catalyst for Seton Hall’s offense.
So who wins Marquette vs. Seton Hall? And which side of the spread can you bank on in nearly 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Marquette vs. Seton Hall spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $4,200 on its college basketball picks the past two years, and find out.