CappersInfo is back with its St. John’s Red Storm vs. St. Joseph’s Hawks picks and predictions, as we look to give you all of the college basketball advice and tips that you need to beat your online sportsbook for this crucial Tuesday night tilt.
First Round NIT Picks: #5 St. John’s Red Storm @ #4 St. Joseph’s Hawks
Date: Tuesday, March 19th, 7:00 ET
Location: Michael J. Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, PA
St. John’s vs. St. Joseph’s Live TV: ESPNU
First Round NIT Betting Lines
#5 St. John’s Red Storm +6.5
#4 St. Joseph’s Hawks -6.5
It’s not often that you see two teams with the same three-letter acronym playing against each other, so we at least have an appreciation for the sense of humor that the NIT Selection Committee had when it filled out the bracket. Unfortunately for anyone who is expecting this to be a good game… Think again. We really don’t know how in the world the Johnnies could get up for this one. They finished out the season with five straight losses, and they have only averaged 53.2 points per game in those games. They don’t have G D’Angelo Harrison, who has been suspended for the rest of the season for violating team rules. Now, they’re in a secondary tournament that they really have zero chance to win unless they go on a massive tear, and they’re going to be playing against a St. Joe’s team that has a good history of playing in this tournament. It’s likely the home finale for the Hawks, who finished out the year going 4-0 SU and ATS in their last four A-10 games in this building. The Hawk will never die on this night.
St. John’s vs. St. Joseph’s Pick: St. Joseph’s Hawks -6.5
Free NIT Predictions: St. Joseph’s 72 – St. John’s 59