The St. John’s Red Storm (8-2) clash with the Brown Bears (5-4) at Carnesecca Arena. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
Brown Bears vs. St. John’s Red Storm Betting Prediction
In the Bears’ last contest, they were topped by the Stony Brook Seawolves, 79-63. Stony Brook’s effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Brown. The Seawolves had a rate of 0.660 (above their season average of 0.468), while the Bears posted a mark of 0.421 (below their season average of 0.472). Tamenang Choh was Brown’s high scorer with 19 points on 8-for-17 shooting.
The Red Storm barely escaped the West Virginia Mountaineers in their last game, 70-68. St. John’s was effective at getting and making free throws. The Red Storm made 22 of their 27 free throws (81.5 percent), while the Mountaineers were just 5-12 (41.7 percent). LJ Figueroa was the game’s high scorer with 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting from the field.
This contest should be a battle of conflicting tempos. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, St. John’s has preferred to play fast (49th in possessions per game), while Brown has been more methodical (169th in possessions per game). Furthermore, the Bears, who rank fourth in offensive rebounding percentage (27.8 percent), will face off against the Red Storm, who rank 254th in defensive rebounding percentage (70.0 percent).
Brown Bears at St. John’s Red Storm Pick
College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – St. John’s, O/U – Over
Brown averages 37.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 15th in the nation. St. John’s ranks 249th in rebounds allowed per game (39.1).
The Red Storm average 9.1 steals per game, which ranks 19th in the country. The Bears rank 209th in steals allowed per game (7.1).
St. John’s ranks 39th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Brown ranks 147th (3.2).
The Bears rank 116th in three pointers attempted per game (23.2) while the Red Storm rank 223rd in three pointers allowed per game (24.7).
Brown averages 13.0 assists per game, which ranks 154th in the nation. St. John’s ranks 164th in assists allowed per game (13.5).