St. John's Red Storm vs. DePaul Blue Demons - 2/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
DePaul Blue Demons (12-13) at St. John's Red Storm (15-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Carnesecca Arena)
The Line: St. John's Red Storm -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The DePaul Blue Demons will travel to the Carnesecca Arena to take on the Saint John's Red Storm this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The DePaul Blue Demons dropped to 12-13 (6-6 Big East) on the season after being defeated by the Butler Bulldogs, 83-73, this past Saturday. DePaul shot 41.8% from the field and 37.5% (9-24) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Blue Demons was Kellen Dunham who had 24 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 assists. DePaul is ranked 119th in the RPI Standings and has played the 77th ranked SOS. On the season, the Blue Demons have been led by Billy Garrett Jr. (13.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.9 apg) and Myke Henry (12.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.2 spg). DePaul is averaging 71.8 ppg (ranked 77th) on 44.5% shooting (ranked 121st). The Blue Demons are averaging 8.0 three-pointers per game (ranked 38th) on 36.1% three-point shooting (ranked 98th). DePaul is holding their opponents to an average of 73.5 ppg (ranked 322nd) on 45.8% shooting (ranked 305th). The Blue Demons are holding teams to 30.4% shooting from beyond the arc (ranked 38th) and average 6.8 spg (ranked 113th).
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The Saint John's Red Storm improved to 15-8 (4-6 Big East) on the season after defeating the Creighton Bluejays, 84-66, this past Saturday. Saint John's shot 56.4% from the field and 57.9% (11-19) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Red Storm was D'Angelo Harrison who had 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists. Saint John's is ranked 41st in the RPI Standings and has played the 25th ranked SOS. On the season, the Red Storm have been led by D'Angelo Harrison (18.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.9 apg) and Rysheed Jordan (14.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.9 apg). Saint John's is averaging 71.4 ppg (ranked 82nd) on 44.6% shooting (ranked 116th). The Red Storm average 10.5 turnovers per game (ranked 17th) and have a 1.19 assist/turnover ratio (ranked 68th). Saint John's is holding their opponents to an average of 65.6 ppg (ranked 164th) on 39.7% shooting (ranked 55th). The Red Storm pull down 25.43 defensive rpg (ranked 68th) and average 6.7 bpg (ranked 5th).
The Blue Demons are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall The Red Storm are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record however, just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
DePaul has done surprisingly well in a very tough Big East Conference as they've been relying on a strong offensive to keep them in games. Saint John's is currently on the bubble but will need to start winning games away from Madison Square Garden to be able to be considered for an at-large bid if they don't win the conference tournament. Saint John's is a tough team and have a great player in D'Angelo Harrison, however, DePaul has been very competitive in their recent loses and I think they'll be able to keep this one within the number. Take DePaul and the points.