St. John's vs Seton Hall Predictions, Expert College Basketball Picks 2/23/2020
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall -11.5
The St. John's Red Storm head to Prudential Center to take on the Seton Hall Pirates on Sunday, February 23, 2020. The opening line for this game has Seton Hall as 11.5 point favorites.
St. John's heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-12. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 75.1 points per contest while giving up 70.8 per game. Seton Hall has an overall record of 19-7. They are averaging 74.4 points per game and surrendering 66.8, good for a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 15-10-1 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 9-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 15-10-1 against the spread this season
The Seton Hall Pirates are 12-12-2 against the over/under this year
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
02/13/20 F Ian Steere Suspension is out indefinitely
02/11/20 G Mustapha Heron Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
02/22/20 F Darnell Brodie Illness is questionable Sunday vs St. Johns
02/22/20 F Taurean Thompson Illness is questionable Sunday vs St. Johns
LJ Figueroa comes into this game averaging 14.6 points per contest while playing 28.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 68%. Rasheem Dunn averages 12.7 points per contest in 28.3 minutes per game. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Myles Powell scores 21.4 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Quincy McKnight averages 12.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 75.1 points per contest, which is 78th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 307th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 297th in the nation. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 48th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 301st with 11.7 per game. The Red Storm allow 70.8 points per contest, which is 220th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 72nd and 115th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.1 rebounds a game which ranks 347th, and they allow 14.1 assists per game which puts them in 281st place in the country. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 338th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Seton Hall is 95th in the nation with 74.4 points per contest this season. They are 149th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 213th in the NCAA. They are 83rd in D-1 in rebounding with 37.5 boards per contest and 99th in assists per game with 14.2. The Pirates are 143rd in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Pirates give up 66.8 points per game, which ranks them 106th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 57th in those defensive statistics. They rank 81st with 11.3 dimes allowed per game and 276th with 37.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Pirates are 263rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Red Storm are 200th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.3. In terms of pace they are 13th in the country with 74.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 329th. As a team they are 328th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 300th in Division 1. St. John's is 345th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions.
Seton Hall is 179th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 104, which is ranked 123rd. They are 71st in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 132nd. As a unit they are 117th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 108th 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 +11.5
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