Seton Hall vs. St. John’s odds: Picks from college basketball model that’s 14-5

A packed day of Saturday hoops tips off at noon ET with a Big East battle between St. John’s and Seton Hall. Vegas oddsmakers see this game as virtually even, with St. John’s favored by just one point, unchanged from the opening line.

Before locking in your picks for such a tight matchup, you need to see what SportsLine’s advanced computer model is picking. 

Last season, the model was an impressive 755-636-20 on its A-rated college basketball picks, returning $6,529 to any $100 player who followed it. 

That wasn’t a fluke, either. With the NCAA Tournament just around the corner, the model is heating up, coming into the weekend on a blistering 14-5 run on its top-rated picks. Anybody who has been following those picks is way up. 

Now the model has simulated St. John’s vs. Seton Hall 10,000 times and locked in its picks.

We can tell you it is calling for big individual efforts from Myles Powell (14.6 points) and Khadeen Carrington (14.3 points) for Seton Hall and a massive day from Shamorie Ponds (20.3 points) for St. John’s. But will that be enough for the Red Storm to win and cover the spread? You can get that pick only over at SportsLine.

The model has taken into account Seton Hall’s strong overall season. The Pirates have a great chance to make the NCAA Tournament thanks to a 19-9 record overall and an 8-7 mark in conference play. 

They are a high-flying offensive squad that has several impressive wins this season including victories over Creighton, Indiana, Texas Tech, Louisville and a 75-70 triumph over the Red Storm.

But just because Seton Hall has a stronger overall record doesn’t mean the Pirates will be able to win on Saturday.

St. John’s has been surging late in the season. It stunned the college basketball world with consecutive wins over Duke and Villanova — both top-five teams when the Red Storm played them — and won four of five overall.

The Red Storm’s 14-14 record leaves them out of consideration for an at-large NCAA Tournament bid, but they are positioning themselves to make a deep run in the Big East Tournament, and possibly even steal an automatic bid. This is a team nobody wants to see right now.

So which side of St. John’s-Seton Hall do you need to be all over? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the St. John’s-Seton Hall spread you should back, all from the model that has crushed college hoops, and find out.