St. John's Red Storm vs Connecticut Huskies Prediction, 1/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Location: Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT
The St. John's Red Storm (9-4) are hitting the road to Gampel Pavilion on Wednesday where they will go up against the Connecticut Huskies (10-4).
The St. John's Red Storm took the court against Providence and took a loss by a score of 83-73 in their last game. St. John's wrapped up the contest having earned a 41.1% FG percentage (30 of 73) and made 5 of 22 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Red Storm buried 8 of their 17 tries for a rate of 47.1%. Concerning grabbing boards, they collected 33 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 14 dimes in this game while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to defense, St. John's allowed the other team to go 50.9% from the field on 27 of 53 shooting. Providence earned 9 assists and had 6 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Providence snagged 37 boards (9 offensive, 28 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Providence finished the game shooting 86.7% at the charity stripe by converting 26 of their 30 shots. They made 3 out of their 16 attempts from distance. In relation to personal fouls, the Red Storm finished with 22 while Providence accumulated 18 personal fouls.
Dylan Addae-Wusu is a guy who came through for the game. He went 53.8% from the field and also totaled 5 assists. He played 28 mins played and totaled 7 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 20 points on 7 out of 13 shooting.
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St. John's enters this one with a win-loss record of 9-4 for the year. They turn it over 14.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 17.8 fouls per contest. As a unit, St. John's is pulling down 37.5 rebounds per contest and has earned 246 assists this season, which is 38th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Red Storm are shooting 35.6% on 3-point shots (101 of 284) and 66.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 82.4 pts per game (17th in the nation) while connecting on 47.8% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Red Storm are forcing 17.8 turnovers per game and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They currently rank 148th in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 168 surrendered so far this year. The Red Storm defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.0% (334 of 796) and they concede 37.3 boards per game as a team. They surrender 34.7% from 3-point land and they are 291st in D-1 in points per game allowed (73.5).
The last time they took the court, the Connecticut Huskies walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 90-87 against Seton Hall. When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Connecticut allowed Seton Hall to pull down 22 in all (7 on the offensive glass). They finished 40.0% from downtown by going 6 out of 15 and finished the game at 20 of 24 from the free throw line (83.3%). The Huskies permitted Seton Hall to convert 32 of their 59 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 54.2% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Huskies shot 31 for 66 from the field which had them at 47.0%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, Connecticut buried 14 of 23 attempts (60.9%). They were able to knock down 11 of them for a percentage of 91.7%. Seton Hall was called for 12 personal fouls in the game which got the Huskies to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They coughed up the ball 18 times, while earning 6 steals in the game. The Huskies were able to snag 21 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards totaling 36 for the game.
Adama Sanogo was important for the Huskies in this game. He had 18 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and added 1 assist in this game. He buried 8 out of 16 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and totaled 16 rebounds.
Connecticut has a mark of 10-4 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Huskies are shooting 44.1% from the floor, which ranks 193rd in college hoops. Connecticut has totaled 1,118 points for the campaign (79.9 per contest) and they pull down 41.8 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.4 times per game (72nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.7 times per game. The Huskies are responsible for committing 17.7 personal fouls per game and they hit 74.9% from the free throw line.
The Connecticut defense gives up 32.8% on three-point shots (81 of 247) and their opponents are connecting on 65.6% of their free throw shots. They surrender 10.1 assists and 33.6 boards per game, which is 36th and 127th in college basketball. The Huskies are ranked 77th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 64.3. They have forced 15.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.6% from the floor (53rd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. John's
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