St. John's vs. Providence - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Providence Friars (16-5) at St. John's Red Storm (13-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
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The Providence Friars and St. John’s Red Storm play Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
The Providence Friars have won five of their last six games and begin a three-game road trip. On the season, Providence is averaging 70 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 63.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting. LaDontae Henton is averaging 20.8 points and 5.6 rebounds while Kris Dunn is averaging 15.1 points and 7.8 assists. Tyler Harris is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Carson Desrosiers is shooting 44.2 percent from the field. The Providence Friars have four players averaging at least 7.4 points, and they’re shooting 69.4 percent from the line and 30.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Providence is allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The St. John’s Red Storm have lost three of their last four games and look for their third Big East win. On the season, St. John’s is averaging 71 points on 44.2 percent shooting and is allowing 64.6 points on 39.1 percent shooting. D'Angelo Harrison is averaging 19.1 points and 5.7 rebounds while Phil Greene IV is averaging 12.4 points and three rebounds. Sir'Dominic Pointer is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Chris Obekpa is shooting 47.3 percent from the field. The St. John’s Red Storm have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.8 percent from the line and 32.9 percent from deep. Defensively, St. John’s is allowing 32.5 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 70 or more points in seven of their last eight games. Rysheed Jordan is questionable with a knee injury.
The Friars are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Red Storm are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The Friars are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
While I've been high on this Providence team, the St. John's Red Storm are a diffeent team on their home court. I have to take St. John's and the small chalk.