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Seton Hall vs St. John’s Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 1st Betting Odds
Pirates vs Red Storm Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Seton Hall Pirates at St. John’s Red Storm
- Where: Queens at Carnesecca Arena
- Date: Wednesday, February 1st
- Betting Odds: Seton Hall +1, SETON -104 | STJOHN -118 O/U 142.5
Through 22 games, the Seton Hall Pirates have an overall record of 13-9. On the road, the Pirates will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 5-4. So far, the Pirates have been the underdog 8 times, going 3-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
Seton Hall will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Al-Amir Dawes who is averaging 11.59 points per game for the Pirates. Dawes is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Pirates’ offensive game plan is the play of Tyrese Samuel who has hit 55.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.45 points per game.
On offense, Seton Hall is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 72.9 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 22 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 35.82% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Red Storm Preview:
St. John’s heads into this matchup having played 22 games and have an overall record sitting at 14-8. So far this season, St. John’s has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Red Storm as the -1 point favorites. The Red Storm have been favored 14 times, going 13-1 straight up.
Joel Soriano comes into today’s game as the Red Storm’s leading scorer at 16.27 points per contest. Not only has Soriano been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is St. John’s’ top rebounder at 12.23 boards per contest. Behind Soriano, the team has benefited from the strong play of David Jones, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.77 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.9% of his shots and is adding 6.59 boards per game.
St. John’s comes into today’s matchup vs Seton Hall, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.6 points per game. Through 22 games, they have hit 45.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Red Storm have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 207th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Seton Hall Pirates +1
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have St. John’s as the favorites with a line coming in at -1. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Seton Hall Pirates to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with St. John’s at 7.25 made 3’s per game compared to Seton Hall at 7.35. Look for Seton Hall to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Red Storm.