St. John's at Seton Hall College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
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The St. John's Red Storm travel to Prudential Center to play the Seton Hall Pirates on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Seton Hall as 10 point favorites.
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St. John's heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 8.8 as they are averaging 74.1 points per contest while giving up 65.2 per game. Seton Hall has an overall mark of 12-2. They are averaging 81.2 points per contest and giving up 68.4, which is a point differential of 12.9.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 5-6 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 4-7 against the over/under this year
Important Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 7-7 against the spread this season
The Seton Hall Pirates are 10-4 against the over/under this year
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
12/30/17 G Marcus LoVett Knee is doubtful Sunday vs Seton Hall
12/30/17 G Shamorie Ponds Knee injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Seton Hall
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Shamorie Ponds averages 20.1 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 87%. Bashir Ahmed averages 11.4 points per game in 27 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Desi Rodriguez averages 18.3 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Myles Powell averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 74.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 205th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 292nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32%, which is good for 294th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 139th and 255th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 273rd with 12.3 per game. The Red Storm allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 43rd in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 138th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.3 rebounds a game which ranks 313th and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 92nd place in college basketball. They force 18.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 342nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Seton Hall is 65th in the country with 81.2 points per game this year. They are 51st in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 12.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 146th in college basketball. They are 45th in the nation in rebounding with 39.6 boards per game, and 77th in assists per contest with 15.9. The Pirates are 137th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Pirates surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 100th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 99th and 61st in those defensive statistics. They rank 46th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 95th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 278th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Red Storm are 226th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.4, and their defensive rating of 90.2 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 111th in the country with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 298th. As a team they are 274th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 219th in Division 1. St. John's is 292nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 53rd in the nation.
Seton Hall is 189th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 81st in the nation. The Pirates are 63rd in the country in offensive rating with 112, and their defensive rating of 94.3 is ranked 64th. In terms of pace they are 103rd in Division 1 with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 86th. As a team they are 111th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 311th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Seton Hall college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Seton Hall -10
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