Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Pride and Red Storm. The game is starting at 12:00 ET on FS1, and it’s hosted by the Red Storm at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 150 points, with the Red Storm being the favored team playing at home against the Pride.

HOFSTRA PRIDE VS ST. JOHN’S RED STORM BETTING PICK

The Pick: Hofstra Pride +9

This game will be played at UBS Arena at 12:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.

WHY BET THE HOFSTRA PRIDE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Red Storm.
  • Even though we have St. John’s winning straight-up, we like Hofstra at +9.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can the Pride Grab a Win on the Road?

In their 13th game of the season, Hofstra will face St. John’s with a 7-5 record. If they win, their road record will improve to 4-4, which would put them at .500 on the road. In terms of ATS, Hofstra currently holds a record of 5-5-1. When playing away, the Pride are 3-4 vs. the spread, while at home they are 2-1-1 ATS.

After 12 games, Hofstra has an over/under record of 3-8-0, with their games averaging a combined 146.7 points per game so far. In the Pride’s last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 134 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 1-4.

Hofstra offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 56 points against UNLV. In that game, they made 8/25 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 37.9%. The team’s scoring leader is Tyler Thomas, who holds an average of 22.1 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Darlinstone Dubar is averaging 17.8 points per game this season.

Currently, the Pride’s defense holds the 123rd rank in the nation, allowing 70.1 points per game. The Hofstra defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 74 points and allowed UNLV to connect on 10 threes.

Can the St. John’s Offense Score Enough at Home?

After 12 games, St. John’s has a current record of 8-4. In away games, the Red Storm are 3-3 and they are 5-1 at home this season. St. John’s has a winning ATS record, sitting above .500 at 7-5. Within that, they are 3-3 vs. the spread on the road and 4-2 at home.

Up to this point, games involving St. John’s have had an average of 147.9 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 148.7 points. Their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Red Storm’s last five games have finished with a combined 142 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

In contrast to their season average of 78.8 points per game, the St. John’s had a below average performance. They scored 65 points against Connecticut and had a field goal percentage of 38.5%. Joel Soriano is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 17.7. Meanwhile, Daniss Jenkins also brings a PPG average of 11.3 into the game.

So far, the Red Storm’s defense is ranked 110th in the country at 69.1 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Connecticut, the Huskies finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 69 points vs. St. John’s.