St. John's at Seton Hall College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
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The St. John's Red Storm head to Prudential Center to take on the Seton Hall Pirates on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Seton Hall as 3.5 point favorites.
St. John's heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-0. They currently have a point differential of 14.3 as they are averaging 84.3 points per contest while giving up 69.9 per game. Seton Hall has an overall mark of 9-3. They are averaging 75.4 points per contest and giving up 69.3, which is a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 4-8-0 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 8-3-1 against the over/under this year
Important Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 6-6-0 against the spread this season
The Seton Hall Pirates are 5-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
11/14/18 F Sedee Keita Knee is out 4-6 weeks
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Shamorie Ponds comes into this game averaging 19.6 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Mustapha Heron averages 15.6 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Myles Powell scores 23.1 points per contest while playing 35.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Michael Nzei averages 9.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 49%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 84.3 points per contest, which is 19th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 39th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 15th in the nation. They average 35.2 boards per contest and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 231st and 44th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 339th with 10.8 per game. The Red Storm allow 69.9 points per contest, which is 144th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 95th and 220th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 205th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 83rd place in the country. They force 17.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 319th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Seton Hall is 150th in the nation with 75.4 points per contest this season. They are 163rd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 217th in the NCAA. They are 284th in D-1 in rebounding with 33.9 boards per contest and 226th in assists per game with 13.1. The Pirates are 338th in turnovers per contest with 10.8. The Pirates give up 69.3 points per game, which ranks them 126th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 125th and 155th in those defensive statistics. They rank 166th with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 225th with 36.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Pirates are 244th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Red Storm are 47th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.8. In terms of pace they are 60th in the country with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 18th. As a team they are 27th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 139th in Division 1. St. John's is 342nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions.
Seton Hall is 336th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 106.7, which is ranked 136th. They are 221st in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 191st. As a unit they are 172nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 259th in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Seton Hall college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. John's +3.5
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