The St. John’s Red Storm (6-2) square off against the Saint Peter’s Peacocks (1-3) at Carnesecca Arena. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Saint Peter’s Peacocks vs. St. John’s Red Storm Free Prediction
The last time the Peacocks played, they topped the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers, 67-59. Converting at the free throw line was one of Saint Peter’s’ biggest strengths. They were 21-24 (87.5 percent), while the Terriers were just 8-12 (66.7 percent). Saint Peter’s was led by Doug Edert, who was the team’s leading scorer with 18 points on 6-for-13 shooting.
The Red Storm had no trouble getting past the Wagner Seahawks in their last contest, 86-63. St. John’s’ turnover percentage was their largest advantage over Wagner. The Red Storm had a rate of 15.7 (worse than their season average of 13.9), while the Seahawks posted a mark of 23.7 (above their season average of 17.6). With 12 points and nine rebounds, St. John’s’ Josh Roberts played well.
This contest should be a battle of contrasting paces. Since last season, St. John’s has preferred to play quickly (35th in possessions per game), while Saint Peter’s has been more half-court-oriented (331st in possessions per game). Moreover, the Peacocks rank 348th in turnover percentage (23.5 percent), while the Red Storm rank 46th in opponents’ turnover percentage (21.7 percent).
Saint Peter’s Peacocks at St. John’s Red Storm ATS Pick
Free College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – St. John’s, O/U – Over
Saint Peter’s ranks 27th in rebounds allowed per game (31.8) while St. John’s ranks 307th (38.7).
The Red Storm rank 10th in steals per game (9.0) while the Peacocks rank 262nd in steals allowed per game (7.3).
St. John’s ranks 116th in assists per game (14.0) while Saint Peter’s ranks 330th (9.4).
The Peacocks rank 102nd in three pointers allowed per game (21.0) while the Red Storm rank 276th (24.6).
Saint Peter’s ranks eighth in blocks per game (5.4) while St. John’s ranks 117th (3.6).