After a rough week in the Caribbean, St. John’s heads home to play host to the Delaware State Hornets on Tuesday night. Their game against Delaware St. is the start of a stretch of games that may help St. John’s get their season back on track.
How to Watch or Stream
Game Time: 6:30 PM
TV: FS2 (Rich Ackerman and Ron Thompson)
Radio: 970 AM WNYM (St. John’s)
Stream: Fox Sports Go - Where available
Odds: St. John’s opens up as 23.5 point favorites via OddsShark
Record ATS: Delaware St (0-0), St. John’s (4-2)
O/U: The O/U opened at 143.5.
All Time Series
This is the first meeting between the programs.
Three Things to Watch For
An Opportunity for St. John’s Offense: With the exception of their season opening 103-56 win over Division II Clark Summit University, Delaware St has been a bit of turnstile on defense this season. In their last five games, opponents have been averaging 83.6 points against the Hornets. This game presents the perfect opportunity for St. John’s to both flex their offensive muscles and for Chris Mullin to give those on the roster who have been a struggling the last few games some minutes.
Making Adjustments: St. John’s most likely will come out on top this game. The focus, however, will be on making adjustments and improvements in their game plan. Their last four games showed that their are still significant holes in their game plan, along with a roster that is still inexperienced against tougher opposition. The good news is that this game allows St. John’s to get a quick win and work on areas that they have been struggling with such as keeping fouls to a minimum and working in the transition.
Start of an Easy Stretch: Starting with their game against Delaware St on Tuesday night, St. John’s starts a stretch of three games where their opponents have a combined win total of four games on the season. This stretch could not come at a better time for the Red Storm as they are coming off a tough week in the Bahamas where they went 0-3 against opponents in the Battle 4 Atlantis.