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DePaul vs. St. John's - 1/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. John's Red Storm (12-4) at DePaul Blue Demons (9-9)

College Basketball: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Allstate Arena)

The Line: DePaul Blue Demons +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FOX Sports 1

The St. John’s Red Storm and DePaul Blue Demons square off Sunday at the Allstate Arena.

The St. John’s Red Storm have split their last six games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, St. John’s is averaging 70.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and is allowing 61.9 points on 38.7 percent shooting. D'Angelo Harrison is averaging 20.6 points and 5.9 rebounds while Rysheed Jordan is averaging 13.4 points and 2.6 assists. Sir'Dominic Pointer is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Phil Greene IV is shooting 40.3 percent from the field. The St. John’s Red Storm are a defensive team that’s allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in four straight games. Offensively, St. John’s is shooting 69.6 percent from the line and 33.1 percent from downtown. St. John’s is 2-1 SU on the road this season.

DePaul vs. St. John's - 1/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The DePaul Blue Demons have split their last six games and look for their fourth Big East win. On the season, DePaul is averaging 72.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and is allowing 73.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Myke Henry is averaging 13 points and 5.1 rebounds while Billy Garrett Jr. is averaging 12.9 points and 3.8 assists. Tommy Hamilton IV is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Jamee Crockett is shooting 46.4 percent from the field. The DePaul Blue Demons have seven players averaging at least 5.1 points, and they’re shooting 75.3 percent from the line and 37.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, DePaul is allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 72 or more points in eight of its last 11 games. DePaul is 7-3 SU on its home court.

The Red Storm are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big East and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Blue Demons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Red Storm are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in DePaul and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

Not sure why this line is so high considering DePaul is no pushover, especialy on its home court. St. John's is on the back end of back-to-back road games, and I like the Blue Demons offense. Give me the points. 

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DePaul Blue Demons +6.5

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