Pittsburgh Panthers vs St. John's Red Storm Prediction, 12/18/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Madison Square Garden is where the St. John's Red Storm (8-2) will take on the Pittsburgh Panthers (3-7) on Saturday.
The Pittsburgh Panthers took the court against Monmouth and took a loss by a score of 56-52 in their last game. Pittsburgh finished with a 34.0% FG percentage (17 of 50) and converted 2 out of their 13 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Panthers converted 16 of their 23 attempts for a rate of 69.6%. In the matter of rebounding, they collected 36 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 6 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 6 steals. In terms of defending, Pittsburgh allowed their opponent to shoot 39.6% from the field on 21 out of 53 shooting. Monmouth recorded 9 dimes and had 6 steals in the game. Furthermore, Monmouth pulled down 30 rebounds (7 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Monmouth finished the game at 66.7% from the charity stripe by converting 8 of 12 attempts. They converted 6 out of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter. In relation to fouls, the Panthers finished with 15 while Monmouth recorded 16 fouls.
John Hugley is one guy who came through in this game. He finished shooting 61.5% from the field and earned 1 assist. He was on the court for 22 minutes and also snagged 7 boards. He left the arena with 22 points on 8 out of 13 shooting.
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Pittsburgh enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 3-7 so far this season. They have an average of 60.5 points per outing (344th in Division 1) while shooting 41.7% from the field. The Panthers are shooting 28.3% on three-point shots (41 of 145) and 64.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Pittsburgh is grabbing 36.9 boards per game and has accumulated 115 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 285th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14.3 times per contest and as a group they commit 15.2 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Panthers are forcing their opponents into 9.8 turnovers per game while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 243rd in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 139 conceded on the campaign. The Panthers are allowing a shooting percentage of 42.1% (236 of 560) and they surrender 30.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 32.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 111th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (65.2).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the St. John's Red Storm got the win with a final of 82-64 when they played Colgate. The Red Storm earned 29 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 6 times, while recording 10 steals in the matchup. Colgate was called for 12 fouls in the matchup which got the Red Storm to the free throw line for a total of 5 shots. They were able to convert 2 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 40.0%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, St. John's made 10 out of their 25 tries (40.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Red Storm walked away from this one shooting 35 out of 74 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.3%. The Red Storm allowed Colgate to bury 24 of 59 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.7% in this game. They finished 37.1% from distance by connecting on 13 of 35 and finished the game at 3 out of 6 from the free throw line (50.0%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, St. John's allowed Colgate to grab 32 in all (6 offensive).
Julian Champagnie was important for the Red Storm for the game. He accumulated 19 points in his 26 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist for the contest. He made 7 out of 12 for this contest for a rate of 58.3%, and added 6 rebounds.
St. John's has a win-loss record of 8-2 for the year. The Red Storm have committed 17.1 fouls every game and they hit 70.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 19.9 times per contest (3rd in college basketball) and they turn it over 14.5 times per contest. St. John's has accumulated 852 pts this year (85.2 per game) and they pull down 37.4 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Red Storm are hitting on 49.8% from the floor, which ranks them 11th in college basketball.
The Red Storm on defense are ranked 285th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 73.0. They are able to force 17.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.8% from the field (158th in the nation). The St. John's defense surrenders 35.3% on shots from distance (90 of 255) and opponents are connecting on 68.6% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 13.6 assists and 36.3 rebounds every game, ranking them 248th and 251st in those categories on the defensive end.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. John's
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