St. John's Red Storm vs UConn Huskies Prediction, 1/15/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs UConn Huskies
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
Location: XL Center in Hartford, CT
TV: Youtube TV
XL Center is the site where the UConn Huskies (15-3) will compete against the St. John's Red Storm (12-6) on Sunday.
The St. John's Red Storm faced Butler and went home with a win by a final score of 77-61 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Red Storm ended up walking away with 15 and Butler accounted for 12 personal fouls. They knocked down 7 of 20 tries from three-point range. Butler shot 75.0% at the charity stripe by burying 12 of their 16 shots. Moreover, Butler snagged 26 rebounds (5 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Butler totaled 10 assists and had 12 steals for this contest. In terms of defense, St. John's allowed their opponent to shoot 41.2% from the field on 21 of 51 shooting. They also dished out 12 assists in the game while creating 21 turnovers and earning 16 steals. With regard to grabbing boards, they earned 30 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Red Storm knocked down 9 of their 11 tries for a rate of 81.8%. St. John's finished the contest with a 52.6% field goal percentage (30 out of 57) and knocked down 8 of 18 shots from distance.
Joel Soriano is a player who was a factor for this contest. He finished the game shooting 76.9% from the field and also earned 2 assists. He played for 33 minutes played and also pulled down 10 rebounds. He ended up with 20 points on 10 out of 13 shooting.
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St. John's enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 12-6 so far this season. They average 78.9 pts per contest (45th in college hoops) while hitting 46.4% from the field. The Red Storm are connecting on 32.3% on 3-pointers (111 of 344) and 68.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, St. John's is pulling down 40.3 boards per game and has accounted for 283 dimes on the season, which is 26th in college hoops in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a squad they commit 16.2 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Red Storm are forcing 15.3 turnovers per game while drawing 14.9 personal fouls. They relinquish 33.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 259th in college basketball in opponents points per game (72.3). The Red Storm are giving up a FG percentage of 43.4% (473 of 1,089) and they concede 34.9 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 297th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 250 conceded on the campaign.
In their last game, the UConn Huskies walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 82-76 when they played Marquette. In relation to cleaning up the glass, UConn permitted Marquette to pull down 21 in all (5 offensive). They went 37.5% from distance by hitting 6 of 16 and finished the game at 16 of 19 from the free throw line (84.2%). The Huskies permitted Marquette to make 30 out of 59 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 50.8% in the game. When the final whistle was blown, the Huskies finished shooting 29 out of 60 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.3%. With regard to three-point shots, UConn knocked down 6 out of their 22 attempts (27.3%). They were able to convert 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Marquette earned 15 personal fouls for the contest which took the Huskies to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. The Huskies corralled 20 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 34 for this game.
Donovan Clingan pitched in for the Huskies for the game. He accumulated 20 points in his 21 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to earn an assist. He buried 8 out of 11 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 72.7%, and had 10 rebounds.
UConn has a mark of 15-3 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Huskies are shooting 46.3% from the field, which ranks them 96th in college hoops. UConn has totaled 1,440 pts on the year (80.0 per game) and they grab 38.5 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 17.9 times per contest (12th in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.2 times per contest. The Huskies commit 18.6 personal fouls every game and they shoot 74.3% from the free throw line.
The UConn defense concedes 27.8% on 3-point attempts (72 of 259) and their opposition makes 74.4% of their foul shots. They surrender 8.3 dimes and 31.6 total rebounds per game, ranking them 5th and 42nd in those categories. The Huskies on the defensive end are ranked 30th in college basketball in points given up per game with 62.6. They are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.6% from the field (35th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. John's
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