St. John's Red Storm vs Seton Hall Pirates Prediction, 12/20/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Monday, December 20, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Prudential Center is the location where the Seton Hall Pirates (9-1) will play the St. John's Red Storm (8-2) on Monday.
The St. John's Red Storm faced Colgate and went home with a win by a final score of 82-64 in their last game. St. John's ended the game with a 47.3% FG percentage (35 out of 74) and converted 10 of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Red Storm knocked down 2 of 5 tries for a percentage of 40.0%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 39 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 18 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 16 turnovers and getting 10 steals. When it comes to the defense, St. John's allowed the other team to shoot 40.7% from the floor on 24 of 59 shooting. Colgate doled out 16 dimes and had 3 steals for this contest. Moreover, Colgate grabbed 32 rebounds (6 offensive, 26 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Colgate shot 50.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 3 of 6 shots. They converted 13 out of their 35 attempts from distance. When talking about fouls, the Red Storm finished with 12 and Colgate finished the game with 12 fouls.
Julian Champagnie is one player who was important for the game. He walked away from this one shooting 58.3% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 26 mins played and also collected 6 rebounds. He ended up with 19 points on 7 out of 12 shooting.
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St. John's steps onto the court with a mark of 8-2 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.1 fouls per game. As a unit, St. John's is pulling in 37.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 199 assists this season, which is 10th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Red Storm are shooting 35.4% on 3-point shots (80 of 226) and 70.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 85.2 points per contest (12th in D-1) while hitting 49.8% from the floor.
On defense, the Red Storm have forced 17.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.6 personal fouls. They surrender 35.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 286th in D-1 in PPG allowed (73.0). The Red Storm defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.8% (261 of 625) and they surrender 36.3 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 222nd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 136 surrendered for the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Seton Hall Pirates got the victory with a final of 77-63 against Rutgers. The Pirates were able to snag 24 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 34 in this matchup. They also turned it over 11 times, while recording 10 steals in the matchup. Rutgers earned 17 personal fouls for the game which got the Pirates to the charity stripe for 22 shots. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 81.8%. Concerning shots from downtown, Seton Hall made 5 of their 21 attempts (23.8%). Overall, the Pirates shot 27 out of 63 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.9%. The Pirates permitted Rutgers to make 23 out of their 57 tries from the field which had them at 40.4% in this game. They went 22.2% from 3-point land by connecting on 4 out of 18 and finished the contest at 13 of 17 from the free throw line (76.5%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Seton Hall permitted Rutgers to snag 28 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Alexis Yetna pitched in for the Pirates in the matchup. He made 3 of 8 in this contest for a rate of 37.5%, and accumulated 11 rebounds. He earned 12 points in his 34 mins of playing time and had 1 assist for the matchup.
Seton Hall has a win-loss record of 9-1 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Pirates are shooting 45.6% from the floor, which is 124th in the country. Seton Hall has totaled 801 points this season (80.1 per game) and they average 40.7 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.2 times per game (302nd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.2 times per contest. The Pirates are responsible for committing 14.4 fouls every game and they connect on 75.4% from the free throw line.
The Pirates on the defensive end are ranked 58th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 61.9. They are able to force 13.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 39.0% from the floor (46th in the country). The Seton Hall defense surrenders 25.3% from downtown (47 of 186) and their opponents are making 80.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 10.0 assists and 32.8 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 38th and 102nd in Division 1.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. John's
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