Seton Hall vs. St. John's - 12/31/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. John's Red Storm (11-1) at Seton Hall Pirates (10-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: Seton Hall Pirates +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The St. John’s Red Storm and Seton Hall Pirates play Wednesday afternoon at the Prudential Center.
The St. John’s Red Storm have won seven straight games and play their second true road contest. On the season, St. John’s averaging 69.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and is allowing 56.1 points on 35.6 percent shooting. D'Angelo Harrison is averaging 19 points and 6.5 rebounds while Rysheed Jordan is averaging 14.3 points and 3.1 assists. Sir'Dominic Pointer is averaging 7.6 rebounds and Phil Greene IV is shooting 37.7 percent from the field. The St. John’s Red Storm are an explosive offensive team that has four double-digit scorers while they’re shooting 68.3 percent from the free throw line and 31.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, St. John’s is forcing 14.8 turnovers per game and is allowing teams to shoot 26.2 percent from deep.
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The Seton Hall Pirates have won three of their last five games and play their second ranked team. On the season, Seton Hall is averaging 71.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and is allowing 60.2 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Sterling Gibbs is averaging 15.6 points and 3.3 assists while Isaiah Whitehead is averaging 11.9 points and 4.3 rebounds. Angel Delgado is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Brandon Mobley is shooting 47.8 percent from the field. The Seton Hall Pirates have six players averaging at least 7.2 points while they’re shooting 62.3 percent from the line and 38.5 percent from downtown. Seton Hall has topped 70 points in six of its last 10 games. Defensively, Seton Hall is forcing 14 turnovers per game and is allowing 26.7 percent shooting from deep.
The Red Storm are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pirates are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. Red Storm are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Seton Hall and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
In a toss-up game, I'm going with the home team that also has more scoring depth. Seton Hall will be able to keep up with St. John's offensively and will pull away late.