Providence vs. St. John's - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. John's Red Storm (11-4) at Providence Friars (13-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)
The Line: Providence Friars -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Providence Friars and the St. John’s Red Storm face off on Wednesday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Big East college basketball action.
The Providence Friars are 13-4 this season and they have won seven of their last eight games. Providence is averaging 69.1 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.7 points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. LaDontae Henton is averaging 21.2 points and 5.6 rebounds to lead the Friars. Kris Dunn is averaging 13.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 7.4 assists, Tyler Harris is averaging 10.6 points, and Carson Desrosiers is averaging 7.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. Providence is 9-1 at home this season.
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The St. John’s Red Storm are 11-4 this season and they have lost their last three games. St. John’s is averaging 71.3 points and they are shooting 45 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.6 points and their opponents are shooting 39.1 percent. D’Angelo Harrison is averaging 20.6 points and 6.1 rebounds per game to lead the Red Storm. Phil Greene IV is averaging 11.8 points, Sir’Dominic Pointer is averaging 10.7 points and 7.2 rebounds, and Chris Obekpa is averaging 7.7 points and 8.1 rebounds. St. John’s is 2-1 on the road and 0-3 in Big East games.
Providence is 6-1 against the spread against the Big East, 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 home games, and 18-7-1 against the spread in their last 26 games. St. John’s is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 0-4 against the spread against the Big East. The road team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
The line is on the move upwards but I still have Providence as the play in this spot.