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St. John's vs. NJIT - 12/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

NJIT Highlanders (6-5) at St. John's Red Storm (7-4)

College Basketball: Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Carnesecca Arena)

The Line: St. John's Red Storm -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FS1

The NJIT Highlanders and St. John’s Red Storm square off Sunday at the Carnesecca Arena.

The NJIT Highlanders look for a nice road victory after splitting their last eight games. The NJIT Highlanders are averaging 74.9 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 75.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Damon Lynn is averaging 17.3 points and three assists while Ky Howard is averaging 14.2 points and 5.6 rebounds. Tim Coleman is grabbing 7.4 rebounds and Winfield Willis is dishing 2.7 assists. The NJIT Highlanders are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. NJIT is allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.1 turnovers per game. The NJIT Highlanders have lost six of their last 10 road games.

St. John's vs. NJIT - 12/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The St. John’s Red Storm also need a victory after splitting their last eight games. The St. John’s Red Storm are averaging 63.3 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 39 percent shooting. Federico Mussini is averaging 14.3 points and 2.8 assists while Durand Johnson is averaging 11 points and 4.6 rebounds. Ron Mvouika is dishing 1.5 assists and Christian Jones is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The St. John’s Red Storm are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. St. John’s is allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.1 turnovers per game. The St. John’s Red Storm have won 10 of their last 11 home games.

The Highlanders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big East. The Red Storm are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. 

There's no way St. John's can have back-to-back bad losses, right? I think the quick turnaround for the Red Storm will help them here. Yes, I know this is a rebuilding season for St. John's, but this team is still more talented than the Highlanders and should be able to cover this small number in a bounce back win. 

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St. John's Red Storm -3

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