Seton Hall Pirates vs St. John's Red Storm Prediction, 3/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Carnesecca Arena in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall (+1.5)
The St. John's Red Storm (15-10) host the Seton Hall Pirates (13-11) at Carnesecca Arena on Saturday. Seton Hall opens this contest as 1.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 152.5.
Seton Hall enters this one with a mark of 13-11 this season. The Pirates are connecting on 32.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (163 of 505) and 73.8% from the free throw line. They average 71.6 points per outing (171st in the country) while hitting 44.6% from the floor. They are giving up possession 12.9 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.3 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Seton Hall is snagging 34.3 rebounds per game and has tallied 311 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 131st in the country in terms of passing the ball. When they are on the defensive end, the Pirates are able to force 13.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.8 personal fouls. They are conceding 36.5% on shots from distance and they are 154th in D-1 in PPG allowed (69.4). The Pirates are giving up a FG percentage of 43.3% (606 of 1,399) and they surrender 34.5 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 220th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 297 conceded so far this year.
The Seton Hall Pirates faced off with the Connecticut Huskies and took a loss by a score of 69-58 in their last game. Seton Hall finished the game with a 40.0% field goal percentage (22 of 55) and made 5 of their 19 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Pirates made 9 of their 14 shots for a rate of 64.3%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 25 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 10 dimes in the matchup in addition to creating 12 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Regarding defense, Seton Hall allowed their opponent to shoot 43.9% from the field on 25 of 57 shooting. Connecticut dished out 8 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. On top of that, Connecticut snagged 36 rebounds (10 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Connecticut went 93.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 15 of 16 shots. They made 4 of 12 tries from 3-point land.
Sandro Mamukelashvili is a player who had an impact in the game. He accounted for 20 points on 7 of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 37 minutes and also totaled 10 boards. Mamukelashvili walked away from this one shooting 35.0% from the floor and distributed 3 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in the matchup for the Pirates was Jared Rhoden. He grabbed 2 rebounds in his 37 minutes on the court. He finished the game at 66.7% from the floor for the game by hitting 6-of-9 (16 points). When the time ran out, Rhoden had 2 assists.
St. John's has a record of 15-10 this year. When it comes to offense, the Red Storm are hitting on 45.0% from the floor, which ranks 133rd in the country. St. John's has 1,982 pts for the season (79.3 per game) and they grab 35.9 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 16.5 times per game (21st in D-1) and they are turning it over 12.7 times per contest. The Red Storm are responsible for committing 18.1 fouls per game while shooting 74.7% from the charity stripe. The Red Storm defensively are ranked 312th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 77.0. They have allowed 14.8 assists and 37.7 rebounds per contest, which ranks 289th and 296th in college basketball. The St. John's defense concedes 34.3% on 3-pointers (194 of 565) and opponents are knocking down 67.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 16.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.7% from the field (305th in college basketball).
The last time they took the hardwood, the St. John's Red Storm took home the win by a final score of 81-67 when they played the Providence Friars. The Red Storm were able to corral 29 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while recording 6 steals for this game. The Friars earned 16 fouls in the matchup which got the Red Storm to the free throw line for 26 attempts. They were able to make 20 of the free throws for a rate of 76.9%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, St. John's buried 5 of their 20 attempts (25.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Red Storm went 28 out of 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.9%. The Red Storm allowed the Friars to convert 28 of 65 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 43.1% in this contest. They went 17.4% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 4 out of 23 and finished the contest at 7 out of 13 from the free throw line (53.8%). With respect to team rebounding, St. John's allowed Providence to grab 31 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Rasheem Dunn was important for the Red Storm in this game. He buried 8 out of 15 for the matchup for a rate of 53.3%, and had 2 rebounds. Dunn racked up 21 points in his 32 mins of playing time and accounted for 3 dimes for the contest. Someone else that was important for St. John's was Julian Champagnie. He accumulated 2 dimes in his 37 mins on the court, and he put in 4 of 9 from the floor. Champagnie ended the game having shot 44.4% from the floor and also earning 16 points and 10 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seton Hall (+1.5)
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