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Seton Hall Pirates face St. John's Red Storm: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Seton Hall PiratesSt. John's Red Storm
11-7January 23, 2014, 07:00 | Carnesecca Arena10-8

The St. John's Red Storm host Seton Hall on Thursday, looking to build on their 10-8 mark against the 11-7 Pirates in college hoops action at Carnesecca Arena.

This season, the Red Storm are 10-8 overall and 4-12 ATS, while the Pirates are 11-7 and 8-9 ATS. As for the totals, St. John's boasts a 9-7 on the OU, and Seton Hall is 11-6.

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

Bettors looking to back visiting Seton Hall before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Red Storm - Pirates odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. John's is rated No. 141 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Seton Hall is at No. 65.

Seton Hall was a 67-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Georgetown. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Seton Hall earned a 67-57 victory over Georgetown on Saturday, getting 24 points from Fuquan Edwin at Verizon Center.

St. John's won its last outing, a 69-55 result against Dartmouth on January 18. They covered in that game as a 13-point favorite. St. John's got 16 points from Phil Greene IV en route to a 69-55 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday at Carnesecca Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. John's's No. 117 nationally ranked offense (73.22 points per game) against a Pirates defense that sits as the No. 175 at 71.44 PPG. The Red Storm have been averaging 43.59% from the field, less than the Pirates have managed so far this season (44.66% on average).

A few Pirates at Red Storm trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seton Hall's last 7 games
Seton Hall is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Seton Hall is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. John's is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
St. John's is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. John's's last 5 games
St. John's is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Seton Hall home to DePaul, Saturday, January 25th
St. John's at Butler, Saturday, January 25th