Betting on today’s Pirates and Red Storm game? Catch the action at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY, as the Red Storm hosts this showdown at 5:00 ET on FS1. The over/under for this game is set at 144.5 points, and St. John’s is favored by -5.5 vs. Seton Hall in a Big East conference matchup.


The Pick: St. John’s Red Storm -5.5

This game will be played at UBS Arena at 5:00 ET on Sunday, February 18th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Red Storm.
  • Not only will St. John’s pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can the Seton Hall Offense Score Enough on the Road?

Seton Hall comes into this game as the underdog, and they have gone 5-7 as the underdog this season. Their overall record is 16-9, including a 8-5 mark in Big East play.

On the road, Seton Hall has gone 5-6 this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -4.5 points per game. In their last game, they beat Xavier by a score of 88-70.

Seton Hall’s ATS record this season is 10-14, including a 4-7 mark on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Pirates are 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, Seton Hall has gone 4-6 ATS in their last 10 contests.

Seton Hall’s over/under record this season is 12-12 and today’s line of 144.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (140.5). So far, 15 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. However, the average scoring total in their last three games is 145 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-3.

Seton Hall is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 88 points vs. Xavier. This figure is more than their season average of 73.4 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Kadary Richmond who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.1. Al-Amir Dawes also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.2.

Coming into today’s game, the Seton Hall defense is giving up an average of 69.4 points per contest. Seton Hall’s three-point defense is currently 218th in the country at 8.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.7% of their shots vs. Seton Hall.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Red Storm?

St. John’s will look to get back on track after dropping two straight games. The Red Storm have a 14-11 record, including a 10-3 mark at home. On the season, St. John’s has been favored in 15 of its 25 games, going 12-3 in those contests.

Coming off a 75-72 loss to Providence, St. John’s has gone 8-2 in its last 10 home games. For the season, the Red Storm are outscoring opponents by an average of 13.5 points per game at home.

St. John’s has been inconsistent vs. the spread this season, going 12-12 overall. However, they have a winning record at home vs. the spread at 7-6 and are 8-7 vs. the spread when favored this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Red Storm are 6-4 vs. the spread.

St. John’s over/under record for the season sits at 13-11, and today’s line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (149.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points, and their over/under record during that stretch is 2-1.

The Red Storm’s offense wrapped up their last game with 72 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 76.7 points per contest. The top scorer for the Red Storm was RJ Luis with 16 points, while Daniss Jenkins also added 13 to the scoreboard.

The Red Storm’s defense is presently ranked 148th nationally, allowing an average of 71.0 points per contest. So far, the St. John’s defense is giving up an average of 9.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.4 times per game (546th).