The St. John’s Red Storm (5-2) will be at home in Carnesecca Arena when they take on the Wagner Seahawks (2-4). Tip-off is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
Wagner Seahawks at St. John’s Red Storm Free Preview
In the Seahawks’ last game, they lost a tough one against the Stony Brook Seawolves, 87-84. With 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting, Nigel Jackson was Wagner’s high scorer. Stony Brook had a better offensive rebounding percentage (29.7 vs. 26.5). Wagner, meanwhile, did a great job of converting from the free throw line (17-23; 73.9 percent).
The Red Storm come in on a high note after beating the Massachusetts Minutemen in their last contest, 78-63. St. John’s’ Josh Roberts had a good game, recording 16 points and eight rebounds. St. John’s dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 13.8 (better than their season average of 14.0) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.492 (above their season average of 0.469). Massachusetts was 20.0 and 0.405, respectively, for those same stats.
It will be a battle of conflicting paces as the up-tempo Red Storm will look to push the slower-paced Seahawks. Since last season, the Red Storm rank 38th in possessions per game while the Seahawks are 266th. Ball security could be troublesome for the Seahawks. They rank 305th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 20.7 percent), while the Red Storm have forced the 46th-most turnovers in the NCAA (opponents’ turnover percentage of 21.6 percent).
The Red Storm won the sole game against the Seahawks last season, 73-58. The Red Storm played a nearly perfect game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.347 and a great effective field goal percentage of 0.571. For those same stats, the Seahawks recorded marks of 0.241 and 0.417, respectively.
Wagner Seahawks vs. St. John’s Red Storm Free Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – St. John’s, ATS Winner – St. John’s, O/U – Under
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St. John’s ranks ninth in steals per game (8.9) while Wagner ranks 178th (6.1).