Stony Brook Seawolves vs St. John's Red Storm Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stony Brook Seawolves vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Carnesecca Arena in Jamaica, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Stony Brook (+16)
Carnesecca Arena is the site where and the St. John's Red Storm (3-1) will take on the Stony Brook Seawolves (1-1) on Sunday. St. John's opens this game as 16-point favorites. The total is set at 147.
Stony Brook enters this one with a record of 1-1 this year. They currently have an average of 70.0 pts per contest (191st in college basketball) while shooting 42.7% from the floor. The Seawolves are hitting 33.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (12 of 36) and 48.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Stony Brook is collecting 38.5 boards per game and has accumulated 32 assists on the year, which ranks 185th in the country in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 17.0 times per contest and as a unit are committing 14.5 personal fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Seawolves are able to force 16.5 turnovers every game while drawing 24.5 personal fouls. The Seawolves are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.5% (57 of 131) and they concede 41.5 boards per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 96th in college hoops in giving up assists with 27 conceded this season. They are giving up 47.2% on shots from distance and they are ranked 209th in college basketball in PPG allowed (75.5).
The Stony Brook Seawolves faced off with the Fairfield Stags and notched a win by a score of 72-69 in their last game. Stony Brook finished with a 41.3% field goal percentage (26 of 63) and made 4 out of their 15 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Seawolves knocked down 16 of their 33 attempts for a rate of 48.5%. With respect to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 17 assists in this contest in addition to earning 7 steals and 7 blocked shots. In reference to defending, Stony Brook allowed the other team to shoot 41.3% from the field on 26 of 63. Fairfield doled out 9 assists and 6 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Stags collected 43 rebounds (11 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Fairfield went 66.7% at the free throw line by making 12 of 18 tries. They buried 5 out of their 14 attempts from distance.
Tykei Greene is someone who played a lot in this matchup. He ended up scoring 14 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 42 minutes and also grabbed 12 boards. Greene went 53.8% from the floor and recorded 2 dimes. One more player that played a role in this contest for the Seawolves was Juan Felix Rodriguez. He pulled down 5 rebounds and also collected 5 dimes. He finished 36.8% from the floor in this game by shooting 7-of-19 (21 points). Overall, Rodriguez was on the hardwood for 40 min.
St. John's has a win-loss mark of 3-1 on the year. The Red Storm are committing 20.8 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 80.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 17.0 times per contest (52nd in Division 1) and they lose possession via turnover 15.8 times per game. St. John's has earned 323 pts for the year (80.8 per contest) and they collect 38.3 boards per contest. As an offense, the Red Storm are shooting 45.0% from the field, which ranks 189th in Division 1. The Red Storm on the defensive side of the court are 221st in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 76.8. They have forced 20.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the floor (245th in the nation). The St. John's defense gives up 36.4% on shots from distance (36 of 99) and opponents are connecting on 64.6% of their foul shots. They surrender 14.8 assists and 35.0 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 211th and 131st in college hoops.
When they last played, the St. John's Red Storm went home defeated by a final of 74-68 against the BYU Cougars. The Red Storm were able to corral 23 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 30 in the matchup. They rejected 2 attempts while getting 10 steals for the matchup. The Cougars committed 11 personal fouls in the game which got the Red Storm to the free throw line for 11 shots. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a rate of 72.7%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, St. John's made 4 of their 21 attempts (19.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Red Storm ended up going 28 out of 69 from the field which had them sitting at 40.6%. The Red Storm permitted the Cougars to convert 27 of their 60 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.0% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 37.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 10 of 27 and finished the contest at 10 of 15 from the free throw line (66.7%). When it comes to rebounding, St. John's allowed BYU to collect 41 in all (9 offensive).
Julian Champagnie ended up being a major contributor for the Red Storm in the matchup. He buried 10 out of 20 in this game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 25 points. Champagnie pulled down 5 rebounds in his 31 mins and had 3 dimes for the contest. An additional guy who came through for St. John's was Greg Williams. He notched 10 points in 34 minutes on the hardwood by going 3 of 6 from the floor in this matchup. Williams finished going 50.0% from the field while collecting 3 assists and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. John's (-16)
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