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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Pirates underdogs vs Red Storm at St. John's

Seton Hall PiratesSt. John's Red Storm
Jan 27, 12:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Seton Hall Pirates vs St. John's Red Storm Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the St. John's Red Storm try to run the Seton Hall Pirates off the court at Madison Square Garden in college hoops action.

The Red Storm are 12-7 so far on the season, and 7-7 ATS vs. the number. The Pirates, meanwhile, are 13-6 and 6-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. John's go 4-8-1 and the Pirates go 3-5 on the totals.

View Seton Hall vs St Johns Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Seton Hall before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 69 (Red Storm) and the No. 114 (Pirates) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-69 result in favor of the Pirates has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Pirates is ranked No. 125 in NCAA hoops at 36.3 per game. Contrast that with St. John's’s No. 99 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, St. John's is the No. 337-ranked team in the country at 3.7 per game, while Seton Hall rates No. 26 at 8.2 per game.

Defensively, Seton Hall features the nation's No. 298-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.2 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 255 nationally in scoring at home.

Seton Hall was a 55-47 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Florida. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Seton Hall earned a 55-47 victory over South Florida on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Fuquan Edwin at Prudential Center.

St. John's won its last outing, a 72-60 result against Rutgers on January 23. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. St. John's got 21 points from Jakarr Sampson en route to a 72-60 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Georgetown are 6-4
After playing South Florida are 2-8
After a win are 8-2

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing DePaul are 4-6
After playing Rutgers are 1-9
After a win are 6-4

A few Pirates at Red Storm trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seton Hall's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. John's
Seton Hall is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. John's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. John's last 5 games when playing at home against Seton Hall
St. John's is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
St. John's is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Seton Hall at Georgetown, Wednesday, January 30
St. John's home to DePaul, Wednesday, January 30