Rider Broncs vs St. John's Red Storm Prediction, 12/8/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rider Broncs vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: Carnesecca Arena in Jamaica, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Rider (+18)
The St. John's Red Storm (4-1) host the Rider Broncs (0-1) at Carnesecca Arena on Tuesday. St. John's opens this game as 18-point favorites. The total is set at 151.
Rider enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 0-1 this season. They have an average of 52 points per game (297th in Division 1) while going 29.3% from the floor. The Broncs are hitting 25.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (7 of 27) and 73.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Rider is snagging 29 rebounds per contest and has 13 dimes so far this year, which ranks 295th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 15 times per game and as a team they are committing 20 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Broncs are forcing 16 turnovers every game and they draw 16 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 50.0% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 286th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (87.0). The Broncs defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 54.9% (28 of 51) and they surrender 41 boards per contest as a group. They are 51st in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 24 conceded on the season.
The Rider Broncs played the Syracuse Orange and went home with a loss by a final score of 87-52 in their last contest. Rider wrapped up the game with a 29.3% field goal percentage (17 of 58) and converted 7 out of their 27 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Broncs converted 11 of 15 tries for a rate of 73.3%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 24 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 13 assists in this game while getting 8 steals and 2 blocked shots. In reference to defense, Rider allowed the other team to go 29.3% from the field on 17 of 58. Syracuse doled out 24 dimes and 7 steals in this game. In addition, the Orange snagged 38 rebounds (5 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Syracuse finished shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by burying 16 of their 20 tries. They converted 15 of 30 shots from distance.
Dwight Murray is a guy who was a factor for the game. He walked away with 20 points on 7 out of 19 shooting. He played for 38 minutes and also totaled 6 rebounds. Murray finished the contest at 36.8% from the floor and recorded 6 dimes. An additional guy that played a role in this game for the Broncs was Christian Ings. He grabbed 3 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He went 37.5% from the field in the matchup via 3-of-8 (9 points). When the final whistle blew, Ings was on the hardwood for 26 minutes.
St. John's has a record of 4-1 on the season. The Red Storm are committing 19.8 fouls every game and they shoot 77.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 18.2 times per contest (39th in Division 1) and they turn it over 16.2 times per contest. St. John's has totaled 412 pts this year (82.4 per game) and they pull in 36.8 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Red Storm are hitting on 47.2% from the field, which ranks them 138th in the country. The Red Storm on defense are ranked 205th in D-1 in PPG given up with 74.6. The St. John's defense allows 35.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (43 of 122) and their opposition makes 62.9% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 13.4 dimes and 34.2 boards every game, which ranks them 175th and 112th in the country. They are able to force 22.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the floor (262nd in D-1).
In their last game, the St. John's Red Storm got the victory with a final of 89-66 against the Stony Brook Seawolves. The Red Storm corralled 22 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 for the game. They turned away 2 attempts while getting 20 steals for this game. The Seawolves were called for 16 personal fouls in the game which got the Red Storm to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to bury 15 of those for a rate of 68.2%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, St. John's made 8 out of their 20 attempts (40.0%). Overall, the Red Storm finished 33 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 56.9%. The Red Storm allowed the Seawolves to bury 27 out of 56 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 48.2% in the matchup. They shot 30.4% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 5 of 10 from the free throw line (50.0%). In relation to cleaning up the glass, St. John's allowed Stony Brook to get 30 overall (11 offensive).
Greg Williams was pivotal for the Red Storm for the game. He converted 8 out of 11 in this contest for a rate of 72.7%, which gave him 21 points. Williams snagged 4 rebounds in his 34 minutes and had 3 dimes for the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for St. John's was Julian Champagnie. He was able to score 16 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 out of 11 from the floor in this contest. Champagnie finished going 45.5% from the floor as well as contributing 4 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. John's (-18)
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