Seton Hall at St. John's
|Date & Time||Saturday February 23, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
The Line: St. John's -4 -- Over/Under: 149
The Seton Hall Pirates and St. John's Red Storm meet Saturday in college basketball action at Madison Square Garden.
The Seton Hall Pirates could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Seton Hall Pirates are averaging 73.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Myles Powell is averaging 21.7 points and 2.6 assists while Myles Cale is averaging 10.5 points and 4.4 rebounds. Quincy McKnight is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Nzei is grabbing five rebounds. The Seton Hall Pirates are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Seton Hall Pirates are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Seton Hall Pirates have lost five of their last six road games.
The St. John's Red Storm could also use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The St. John's Red Storm are averaging 78.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Shamorie Ponds is averaging 19.5 points and 5.2 assists while Mustapha Heron is averaging 15.4 points and 4.9 rebounds. LJ Figueroa is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Clark II is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The St. John's Red Storm are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The St. John's Red Storm are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The St. John's Red Storm have split their last six home games.
The Pirates are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big East and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Red Storm are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Pirates are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in St. John's and the home team is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings. The under is 6-1 in Red Storm last 7 overall. The under is 5-2 in Pirates last 7 overall.
The Seton Hall Pirates are 9-4 ATS on the road this season, but I still have a nasty taste in my mouth after they completely crapped the bed against home against Xavier a few days ago. The St. John's Red Storm have had some hiccups at home recently, but they're still winning at home by an average of 10.5 points while shooting a healthy 47 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from deep. Seton Hall looked awful in its last game, and despite the inconsistency, it feels like St. John's is due for a breakout home victory. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Red Storm.