St. John's Red Storm vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Odds/Point Spread: St. John's (-2)
The St. John's Red Storm (2-0) head to Mohegan Sun Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Boston College Eagles (1-1). The line on this game has St. John's as 2-point favorites. The total has been set at 147.5.
St. John's enters this one with a mark of 2-0 for the year. They turn the ball over 18.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, St. John's is grabbing 40.5 boards per contest and has racked up 30 assists for the season, which has them ranked 90th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Red Storm are shooting 35.1% on shots from downtown (13 of 37) and 83.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 79.0 pts per game (95th in college hoops) while connecting on 43.0% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Red Storm are forcing their opponents into 21.5 turnovers every game while drawing 22.0 fouls. The Red Storm are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.1% (51 of 113) and they surrender 32.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 294th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 31 relinquished on the campaign. They are surrendering 34.1% on shots from downtown while they are 234th in D-1 in PPG allowed (70.0).
The St. John's Red Storm played the La Salle Explorers and notched a win by a score of 82-65 in their last contest. St. John's walked away from the contest having earned a 45.2% FG percentage (28 out of 62) and converted 6 out of their 18 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Red Storm knocked down 20 of their 24 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 35 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 17 assists for this game as well as having 16 steals and 3 blocked shots. When talking about the defense, St. John's let their opponent shoot 45.2% from the field on 28 out of 62. La Salle doled out 10 assists and 13 steals for the game. Moreover, the Explorers totaled 33 rebounds (9 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. La Salle ended up shooting 65.4% from the free throw line by burying 17 of 26 attempts. They also made 6 of their 23 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Vince Cole is one player who was a factor in this contest. He ended up scoring 19 points on 6 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and grabbed 5 boards. Cole shot 42.9% from the floor and also distributed 4 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in this game for the Red Storm was Posh Alexander. He collected 3 rebounds and totaled 4 dimes. He ended up shooting 28.6% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 2-of-7 (8 points). When the game finished, Alexander played for 29 min.
Boston College has a mark of 1-1 this season. Boston College has totaled 136 points this year (68.0 per contest) and they grab 32.5 rebounds per game. The Eagles commit 18.5 fouls per game and they connect on 60.0% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Eagles are connecting on 44.8% from the field, which has them ranked 116th in college basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 9.0 times per game (209th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 12.5 times per contest. The Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 230th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 70.0. They have surrendered 9.5 assists and 33.0 boards every game, which is 165th and 189th in college hoops. The Boston College defense concedes 26.8% on three-point shots (11 of 41) and their opposition knocks down 56.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 11.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.9% from the floor (306th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the Boston College Eagles got the win with a final of 69-64 when they faced the Rhode Island Rams. The Eagles were able to snag 25 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in this contest. They rejected 4 shots while recording 4 steals in this game. The Rams were called for 27 personal fouls in this contest which took the Eagles to the charity stripe for 34 attempts. They were able to make 20 of them for a rate of 58.8%. When it comes to shots from distance, Boston College made 7 out of 22 tries (31.8%). When the game finished, the Eagles went 21 for 50 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.0%. The Eagles allowed the Rams to convert 26 out of 57 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.6% in this contest. They shot 16.7% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 3 of 18 and finished the game at 9 out of 18 at the free throw line (50.0%). When discussing how they rebounded, Boston College allowed Rhode Island to collect 28 in total (3 offensive).
Steffon Mitchell saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Eagles in this matchup. He knocked down 6 out of 10 in this contest giving him a rate of 60.0%, which had him finishing with 15 points. Mitchell had 8 boards in his 37 mins and had 3 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that was important for Boston College was Wynston Tabbs. He totaled 16 points in 35 minutes played by going 4 out of 11 from the floor for the contest. Tabbs walked away from this one going 36.4% from the floor as well as collecting 3 assists and 10 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. John's (-2)
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