St. John's vs. Syracuse - 12/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Syracuse Orange (7-2) at St. John's Red Storm (6-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: St. John's Red Storm +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Syracuse Orange and St. John’s Red Storm meet Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.
The Syracuse Orange look to build on their impressive 7-2 start to the season. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 71.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Michael Gbinije is averaging 19.7 points and 4.6 assists while Trevor Cooney is averaging 14.3 points and 2.7 rebounds. Malachi Richardson is dishing 1.6 assists and Tyler Lydon is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. Syracuse is allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.2 turnovers per game. The Syracuse Orange have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The St. John’s Red Storm look for a nice win after splitting their last six games. The St. John’s Red Storm are averaging 62.2 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 39 percent shooting. Federico Mussini is averaging 14 points and 2.8 assists while Durand Johnson is averaging 10.6 points and 4.3 rebounds. Ron Mvouika is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and Felix Balamou is dishing 3.7 assists. The St. John’s Red Storm are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. St. John’s is allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.1 turnovers per game. The St. John’s Red Storm have won 11 straight home games.
The Orange are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 8-18-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Red Storm are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Orange are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in St. John's and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
St. John's is a tough team to beat at MSG and has shown promise over the last few games. While Syracuse is the more talented team, this being a rivalry game should result in a very close contest. I'll take the points.