St. John's Red Storm vs Seton Hall Pirates Prediction, 12/11/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: St. John's (+7)
The Seton Hall Pirates (3-3) play the St. John's Red Storm (5-1) at Prudential Center on Friday. The line on this matchup has Seton Hall as 7-point favorites. The O/U is set at 152.5.
St. John's will enter this matchup with a record of 5-1 for the season. The Red Storm are hitting 31.8% on 3-point shots (35 of 110) and 75.4% from the free throw line. They average 82.3 points per game (61st in college hoops) while going 47.2% from the field. They are giving up possession 15.0 times per game and as a team are committing 18.8 fouls per contest. As a team, St. John's is collecting 37.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 111 assists for the year, which ranks 5th in college basketball in terms of passing. On defense, the Red Storm are able to force 20.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. The Red Storm defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.7% (165 of 346) and they concede 33.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 290th in college hoops in allowing assists with 83 relinquished on the campaign. They surrender 37.0% from 3-point land and they are 228th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (75.3).
The St. John's Red Storm faced off with the Rider Broncs and took home the win by a score of 82-79 in their last contest. St. John's finished the contest having earned a 47.1% FG percentage (33 out of 70) and buried 5 of 18 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Red Storm converted 11 of 18 tries for a rate of 61.1%. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they collected 38 with 16 of them being offensive. They also recorded 20 assists in the game while earning 9 steals and 4 blocks. When talking about defense, St. John's allowed their opponent to shoot 47.1% from the floor on 33 of 70. Rider recorded 16 assists and 5 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Broncs had 29 rebounds (7 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Rider finished shooting 70.6% at the free throw line by converting 12 of their 17 tries. They also buried 11 out of their 24 attempts from downtown.
Julian Champagnie is a guy who played a lot in this matchup. He racked up 18 points on 7 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and also pulled down 10 boards. Champagnie finished shooting 41.2% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. One more player that saw a lot of court time in this contest for the Red Storm was Vince Cole. He collected 7 rebounds and also totaled 2 assists. He ended up shooting 60.0% from the field for the matchup by shooting 9-of-15 (26 points). In all, Cole was on the hardwood for 31 min.
Seton Hall has a record of 3-3 for the season. Seton Hall has earned 465 pts so far this year (77.5 per game) and they grab 35.3 boards per contest. The Pirates are committing 17.5 fouls per game while shooting 70.1% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pirates are hitting on 46.3% from the field, which ranks them 148th in college basketball. They are dishing out assists 14.0 times per game (145th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per contest. The Pirates on the defensive side of the court are 189th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 71.8. They have conceded 12.2 assists and 35.2 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 132nd and 142nd in college hoops. The Seton Hall defense gives up 34.4% on shots from beyond the arc (44 of 128) and their opposition knocks down 70.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.1% from the field (176th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Seton Hall Pirates took home the win by a final score of 78-45 when they played the Wagner Seahawks. The Pirates were able to corral 30 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 37 for this game. They rejected 12 shots while getting 3 steals in this matchup. The Seahawks committed 29 fouls for this game which took the Pirates to the charity stripe for a total of 37 attempts. They were able to knock down 31 of those for a rate of 83.8%. Concerning shots from distance, Seton Hall converted 5 out of their 16 attempts (31.3%). In all, the Pirates ended up going 21 for 43 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.8%. The Pirates permitted the Seahawks to make 17 of their 62 attempts from the field which had them shooting 27.4% for the game. They finished 15.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 3 of 20 and finished the contest at 8 of 14 at the free throw line (57.1%). When discussing how they rebounded, Seton Hall allowed Wagner to get 27 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Jared Rhoden was important for the Pirates in this game. He buried 6 of 9 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, which earned him 22 points. Rhoden collected 11 rebounds in his 34 mins and had 2 dimes in the matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Seton Hall was Ike Obiagu. He ended up with 20 points in 29 minutes on the hardwood via 4 of 4 from the floor in the game. Obiagu walked away from this one going 100.0% from the floor and also contributing 2 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seton Hall (-7)
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