Pirates vs. Red Storm Prediction
The 18th-ranked Seton Hall Pirates have won seven games in a row heading into this afternoon's road game at the St. John's Red Storm. Is St. John's going to send the visitors to a first Big East Conference defeat?
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Madison Square Garden at 12PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Pirates are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 142 points. As of Saturday morning, 59 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Seton Hall. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Powell guides Pirates past Bulldogs
Seton Hall earned a 78-70 victory Wednesday night at fifth-ranked Butler to improve to 13-4 overall and 5-0 in conference action. The Pirates outscored the Bulldogs 48-30 in the second half after trailing by 10 at the break. Myles Powell led Seton Hall with 29 points on 9-of-23 shooting including 5-of-14 from 3-point distance plus 6-of-6 at the free throw line. He also registered seven rebounds, three steals and two assists. Romaro Gill contributed 17 points, four boards and three blocked shots. Jared Rhoden tallied 13 points and eight caroms. Quincy McKnight added 11 points, 13 dimes and seven rebounds.
Red Storm falls at Friars
St. John's lost 63-58 Wednesday night at Providence to fall to 12-6 overall and 1-4 in conference play. The Red Storm trailed 31-26 at halftime and were unable to recover. L.J. Figueroa paced St. John's with 12 points on 4-of-17 shooting including 2-of-12 from 3-point range plus 2-of-3 at the free throw line. He also recorded nine rebounds, five steals and two blocked shots. Rasheem Dunn notched 11 points, six boards and three steals. Marcellus Earlington contributed 10 points, four assists and two caroms off the bench. Greg Williams Jr. added 10 points and four rebounds as a reserve.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Pirates are 4-0 ATS in their last four games as a favorite. Seton Hall is 6-2 ATS in its last eight road games.
The Red Storm are 4-0 ATS in their last four Saturday games. St. John's is 4-1-1 ATS in its last six games as an underdog.
Seton Hall has played a pretty tough schedule and done well, playing some of its best basketball over the last month despite an injury to a key contributor. But with the early start time and the letdown factor in effect after the upset win over Butler, I see real value on St. John's here. The Red Storm will want to show up and play a great game at Madison Square Garden. Most of the St. John's struggles have been on the road and they only lost 60-58 at home to Butler. I see real value in the Red Storm here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -120