Xavier vs. St. John's - 2/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. John's Red Storm (7-15) at Xavier Musketeers (19-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Cintas Center)
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -23.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St John's Red Storm and Xavier Musketeers meet Wednesday night at the Cintas Center.
The St John's Red Storm hope to get their first win since December 13th. The St John's Red Storm are averaging 66.4 points on 39.3 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Federico Mussini is averaging 12.5 points and 2.8 assists while Durand Johnson is averaging 12.1 points and 4.3 rebounds. Ron Mvouika is dishing 1.8 assists and Christian Jones is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The St John's Red Storm are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the free throw line. The Red Storm are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The St John's Red Storm have lost six straight road games.
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The Xavier Musketeers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Xavier Musketeers are averaging 79.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Trevon Bluiett is averaging 15.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Myles Davis is averaging 11 points and 3.7 assists. James Farr is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and J.P. Macura is dishing 2.1 assists. The Xavier Musketeers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Musketeers are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The Xavier Musketeers have won 16 of their last 20 home games.
The Red Storm are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-17 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Musketeers are 41-20 ATS in their last 61 home games and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The underdog is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
These teams are heading in different directions and the talent gap is quite large. However, this is a ton of points to lay and five of the Red Storm's seven covers this season have come when they've been double-digit underdogs. The Muskateers will win comfortably, but I can't bring myself to leave this many points on the table.