Seton Hall Pirates vs St. John's Red Storm Prediction, 2/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Location: Carnesecca Arena in Jamaica, NY
The Seton Hall Pirates (13-9) are en route to Carnesecca Arena on Wednesday where they will go up against the St. John's Red Storm (14-8).
The Seton Hall Pirates took the court against Butler and took home the win by a score of 70-49 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Pirates ended up with 16 and Butler totaled 14 fouls. They also made 4 out of their 17 attempts from distance. Butler finished the game shooting 50.0% when shooting free throws by burying 7 of their 14 shots. On top of that, Butler had 27 rebounds (9 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Butler doled out 8 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. Pertaining to the defense, Seton Hall allowed the other team to shoot 37.3% from the floor on 19 out of 51 shooting. They also doled out 11 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 11 steals. When talking about grabbing boards, they earned 31 with 7 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Pirates buried 7 of their 9 attempts for a rate of 77.8%. Seton Hall ended with a 47.5% FG percentage (28 of 59) and converted 7 of 18 3-pointers.
Dre Davis is a player who was a major contributor for this game. He finished shooting 62.5% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended. He saw the court for 13 minutes and also snagged 3 boards. He notched 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting.
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Seton Hall enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 13-9 on the year. They average 68.8 points per contest (256th in D-1) while shooting 44.1% from the floor. The Pirates are shooting 31.4% on 3-pointers (128 of 408) and 68.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Seton Hall is collecting 36.5 boards per contest and has accounted for 267 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 267th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per game and as a team are committing 17.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Pirates are forcing 14.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 29.0% on 3-pointers while they are 43rd in college hoops in points per game allowed (63.7). The Pirates defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.4% (501 of 1,240) and they surrender 33.7 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 189th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 278 conceded so far this season.
For their last game, the St. John's Red Storm took home the win by a final score of 75-73 against Georgetown. With respect to how they attacked the glass, St. John's allowed Georgetown to snag 34 in total (11 on the offensive side). They finished 29.2% from distance by shooting 7 out of 24 and ended up shooting 10 out of 15 from the charity stripe (66.7%). The Red Storm allowed Georgetown to convert 28 of their 64 attempts from the floor which had them at 43.8% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Red Storm ended up going 29 out of 70 from the field which had them shooting 41.4%. When talking about shots from downtown, St. John's made 7 out of 17 attempts (41.2%). They were able to convert 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 58.8%. Georgetown was called for 13 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Red Storm to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while earning 6 steals in this game. The Red Storm collected 23 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in the game.
David Jones ended up having an impact for the Red Storm in the game. He made 7 out of 11 for this contest giving him a rate of 63.6%, and accumulated 7 rebounds. He earned 17 points in his 27 minutes on the court and had 2 assists in this game.
St. John's has a record of 14-8 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Red Storm are shooting 45.8% from the field, which is ranked 120th in the nation. St. John's has accumulated 1,706 pts for the season (77.5 per game) and they pull in 39.6 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 15.4 times per game (48th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.5 times per game. The Red Storm are committing 16.1 fouls per contest and they shoot 67.6% from the free throw line.
The Red Storm on the defensive side of the court are 284th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 73.1. They are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the field (216th in the country). The St. John's defense concedes 33.2% on shots from beyond the arc (169 of 509) and their opponents are making 70.6% of their free throw shots. They have given up 13.6 assists and 35.3 total boards per game, ranking them 249th and 259th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. John's
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