St. Francis-Brooklyn at St. John's: 11/23/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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St. John's Red Storm (3-1) vs St. Francis-Brooklyn Terriers (0-3)
Game Info: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Carnesecca Arena)
Betting Odds: St. John's Red Storm -26.5 -- Over/Under: 154 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers will travel to Carnesecca Arena to take on the St. John’s Red Storm this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.
The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers dropped to 0-3 on the season after being defeated by the Penn State Nittany Lions, 74-59, this past Thursday. St. Francis (BKN) struggled to put up points on the road against the Penn State defense and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 40-27 lead. St. Francis (BKN) shot 41.0% from the field & 31.8% from beyond the arc while allowing Penn State to shoot 53.1% from the field & 33.3% from beyond the arc. St. Francis (BKN) won the turnover battle by a 15-10 margin, however, was outrebounded by Penn State by a 36-26 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Terriers was Patrick Emilien who had 16 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, & 2 steals.
On the season, St. Francis (BKN) is averaging 63.3 ppg on 40.7% shooting from the field. The Terriers are averaging 6.7 three-pointers per game on 26.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, St. Francis (BKN) has been led by Patrick Emilien (13.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.3 apg, 2.0 spg), Michael Cubbage (10.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.0 spg), Rob Higgins (9.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 3.3 spg), & Trey Guartlebaum (8.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg).
Defensively, St. Francis (BKN) is allowing their opponents to average 82.0 ppg on 50.6% shooting from the field. The Terriers have a rebound margin of -5.7 and a turnover margin of 0.3.
The St. John’s Red Storm improved to 3-1 on the season after defeating the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, 87-74, this past Saturday night. St. John’s struggled from beyond the arc, however, had great success at the FT line and was able to pull away for the victory after taking a 68-46 lead wit 2:17 left in regulation. St. John’s shot 46.2% from the field & 22.7% from beyond the arc, however, did hit 22 of 29 FT’s. The Red Storm allowed Fairleigh Dickinson to 47.1% shooting from the field & 50.0% from beyond the arc. St. John’s won the turnover battle by a 23-15 margin and outrebounded Fairleigh Dickinson by a 36-31 margin in the victory.
On the season, St. John’s is averaging 92.5 ppg on 52.6% shooting from the field. The Red Storm are averaging 10.0 three-pointers per game on 38.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, St. John’s has been led by Julian Champagnie (22.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.5 spg), Posh Alexander (14.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 6.5 apg, 2.0 spg), Stef Smith (10.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.0 spg), & Montez Mathis (9.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.5 spg).
Defensively, St. John’s is allowing their opponents to average 70.2 ppg on 41.5% shooting from the field. The Red Storm have a rebound margin of 6.0 and a turnover margin of 2.0.
The Terriers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games & 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The Red Storm are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
St. Francis (BKN) hasn’t looked great to start the season as they have lost their 3-games by an average of 18.7 ppg and it’s been a struggle on both ends of the court as the Terriers currently rank just 303rd in scoring offense & 332nd in scoring defense. St. John’s can struggle on the defensive end, however, their offense has been lights out to start the season as they come into this game ranked 5th in scoring offense & 11th in FG%. St. John’s should have no problem putting up a ton of points in this one and although this is a monster spread, I think the Red Storm is going to win this one by 30 and cover. Good Luck!