Xavier vs. St. John's - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. John's Red Storm (16-8) at Xavier Musketeers (16-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Cintas Center)
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. John’s Red Storm and Xavier Musketeers meet Saturday at the Cintas Center.
The St. John’s Red Storm have split their last 10 games and look for their third road win. On the season, St. John’s is averaging 72 points on 44.8 percent shooting and is allowing 66.1 points on 40 percent shooting. D'Angelo Harrison is averaging 19.2 points and 5.8 rebounds while Rysheed Jordan is averaging 14.2 points and 2.9 assists. Sir'Dominic Pointer is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Phil Greene IV is shooting 42.4 percent from the field. The St. John’s Red Storm have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.1 percent from the line and 34.4 percent from deep. Defensively, St. John’s is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in nine of its last 12 games.
The Xavier Musketeers look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. On the season, Xavier is averaging 76.7 points on 48.3 percent shooting and is allowing 68.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Trevon Bluiett is averaging 12.4 points and 4.7 rebounds while Matt Stainbrook is averaging 12.1 points and 6.7 rebounds. Myles Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Reynolds is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Xavier Musketeers have five players averaging at least nine points, and they’re shooting 73.3 percent from the line and 34.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Xavier is allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or less points in five of its last eight games.
The Red Storm are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The Musketeers are 30-13 ATS in their last 43 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win.
While the Red Storm usually rise their level of play the better the comp, the Xavier Musketeers have been lights out ATS on their home court over the years. Hard to bet against Xavier here. Look for the Musketeers to win by double digits.