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Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 12:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Seton Hall Pirates vs St. John’s Red Storm

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

When: Saturday, January 18, 12:00 PM. ET.

The St. John’s Red Storm will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Providence when they take on the Seton Hall Pirates on Saturday afternoon.

Pirates Going For Eighth Consecutive Win

The Pirates are on a roll right now and have won their last seven games. They are coming off an upset of fifth-ranked Butler and will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Red Storm, which will give them their eighth win in a row and 10th win in their last 12 games.

Seton Hall has played well offensively, averaging 75.2 points per game. The team is shooting 44 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range. They finished with 78 points in their last game and will need another solid offensive effort to give themselves a chance to win this game.

Myles Powell led the way for the Pirates with 29 points and seven rebounds. Romaro Gill finished with 17 points and four rebounds, while Jared Rhoden added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Pirates.

Seton Hall has also played well on the defensive end, holding opponents to 64.4 points per game. They gave up 70 points in their last game and will need a better defensive effort if they want to pick up the win.

Red Storm Going For Second Win In Six Games

The Red Storm have struggled over the last two weeks, losing four of their last five games. They will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Providence with a win over the Pirated, which will give them their second win in six games.

St. John’s has played well offensively, averaging 75.6 points per game. The team is shooting 41 percent from the field and 28 percent from three-point range. They finished with 58 points in their last game and will need a significantly better performance to give themselves a chance to win this game.

LJ Figueroa led the way for the Red Storm with 12 points and nine rebounds. Rasheem Dunn finished with 11 points and six rebounds, while Marcellus Earlington added 10 points and four rebounds for the Red Storm.

St. John’s has also played well on the defensive end, holding opponents to 67.8 points per game. They gave up 63 points in their last game and will need a similar defensive effort if they want to pick up the win.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Pirates have won their last seven games, two of which came against top 10 teams. They have done a good job defensively, holding opponents to 64.4 points per game. They have played better during their streak, holding opponents to 61 points per game and will slow down the Red Storm, who are averaging 75.6 points per game. The Red Storm has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 67.8 points per game, but they are giving up 70.4 points per game in their last five games and will have a hard time slowing down the Pirates, who are averaging 75.2 points per game. With the Pirates winning three of the last four games between the two teams, Seton Hall is the best bet here.

Prediction: Seton Hall Pirates

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Red Storm have struggled offensively in recent games, averaging 70.4 points per game in their last five games and will have trouble scoring against the Pirates, who are giving up 61 points per game in their last seven games. The Pirates are averaging 75.2 points per game, but they haven’t been as sharp offensively in recent games, averaging 72.7 points per game in their last seven games. Like the Red Storm, the Pirates will have a hard time hitting their season average against the Red Storm, who are giving up 70.4 points per game in their last five games, making the under the smart play. The Pirates and Red Storm have played under the total in four of their last five meetings.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Pirates will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Red Storm in the first half of their last three games, averaging 36.7 points per game while the Red Storm average 30.3 points per game.

 

Prediction: Seton Hall Pirates

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The Pirates and Red Storm are averaging 67 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.