Seton Hall Pirates vs St. John's Red Storm Prediction, 3/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall (-1)
Madison Square Garden is the venue where and the St. John's Red Storm (16-10) will take on the Seton Hall Pirates (13-12) on Thursday. Seton Hall opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 152.
Seton Hall heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-12 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 71.6 points per outing (169th in college hoops) while going 44.5% from the floor. The Pirates are shooting 32.3% on shots from 3-point land (170 of 527) and 73.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Seton Hall is grabbing 34.2 boards per game and has 326 assists this season, which is 126th in the nation in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 16.1 fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Pirates are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They are 229th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 314 relinquished for the season. The Pirates are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.6% (635 of 1,455) and they surrender 34.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They are giving up 36.9% on three-point shots and they are 164th in D-1 in PPG allowed (69.8).
The Seton Hall Pirates faced the Red Storm and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-71 in their last game. Seton Hall ended the contest having earned a 40.7% field goal percentage (24 of 59) and converted 7 of their 22 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Pirates made 16 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 76.2%. In the matter of rebounding, they earned 29 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 15 assists for the matchup while forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When discussing defending, Seton Hall allowed their opponent to shoot 51.8% from the floor on 29 out of 56 shooting. St. John's distributed 17 assists and had 8 steals in the game. Moreover, St. John's pulled down 30 rebounds (7 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. St. John's finished 81.3% at the charity stripe by making 13 of their 16 attempts. They buried 10 of their 22 attempts from long range.
Sandro Mamukelashvili is one guy who was important for this game. He accounted for 15 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 minutes and also totaled 10 boards. Mamukelashvili shot 46.2% from the floor and distributed 4 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in this contest for the Pirates was Shavar Reynolds. He pulled down 1 rebound in his 35 min played. He ended up shooting 62.5% from the field in the matchup by going 5-of-8 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Reynolds earned 3 assists.
St. John's has a record of 16-10 so far this season. As an offense, the Red Storm are shooting 45.2% from the floor, which is 124th in the country. St. John's has totaled 2,063 pts for the year (79.3 per game) and they pull in 35.8 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 16.5 times per contest (22nd in D-1) and they turn the ball over 12.8 times per contest. The Red Storm are committing 18.0 fouls every game and they hit 74.9% from the charity stripe. The Red Storm on the defensive end are ranked 307th in college hoops in points given up per game with 76.7. They allow 14.8 assists and 37.5 boards per game, which is ranked 292nd and 294th in D-1. The St. John's defense concedes 34.2% on 3-point attempts (201 of 587) and opponents are connecting on 67.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 16.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the floor (298th in college hoops).
In their win over Seton Hall, the Red Storm earned 23 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. The Pirates committed 12 personal fouls for the game which took the Red Storm to the charity stripe for 16 attempts. They were able to bury 13 of the free throws for a rate of 81.3%. In the matter of 3-pointers, St. John's knocked down 10 out of their 22 attempts (45.5%). When all was said and done, the Red Storm shot 29 out of 56 from the floor which had them sitting at 51.8%. The Red Storm allowed the Pirates to convert 24 of 59 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.7% in the game. They finished 31.8% from distance by going 7 of 22 and finished the contest at 16 of 21 at the free throw line (76.2%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, St. John's permitted Seton Hall to grab 29 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Julian Champagnie ended up having an impact for the Red Storm for the contest. He knocked down 7 of 15 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and earned 6 rebounds. Champagnie accumulated 22 points in his 35 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to earn an assist. One more player who was a determining factor for St. John's was Greg Williams. He wrapped the game up with 5 assists in his 31 minutes played, and he put in 4 of 6 from the floor. Williams ended the game having shot 66.7% from the field while also earning 11 points and 5 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Seton Hall (-1) and under 152 points
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