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St. John's Red Storm vs. Georgetown Hoyas Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/16/14

Georgetown Hoyas (15-9) at St. John's Red Storm (16-9)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: St. John's Red Storm -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Fox Sports One

Two surging squads meet in the big apple Sunday as the St. John’s Red Storm host the Georgetown Hoyas at 7PM on Fox Sports One.

Georgetown is winners of four games in a row and have crawled back into the conference race for 3rd place as they now sit at 6-6 on the season.  The Hoyas are starting to get contributions outside of their backcourt and they did so once again in an 83-71 win over Providence this past week.  Georgetown got 20 points off its bench, including 12 from Jabril Trawick.  D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera was his usual solid self as well scoring 22 points and knocking down 50% of his three pointers.  Markel Starks added 4 assists and 14 points but struggled from the field, and especially from deep where he finished 2-10.  A win at the Red Storm would push the Hoyas above .500 and continue their undefeated streak through February.

St. John's Red Storm vs. Georgetown Hoyas Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/16/14

St. John’s continues to roll along as well and has done so with defense during their recent winning streak.  The Red Storm moved to 6-6 in conference play this past week as they went on the road and defeated rival Seton Hall 68-67 on a late free throw by Chris Obekpa.  D’Angelo Harrison led the Red Storm with 12 points as scoring was evenly distributed with Rysheed Jordan, Obekpa and Sir’Dominic Pointer all scoring 10 points.  St. John’s was 53% from the field and won the battle on the boards narrowly.  The Red Storm will need to control the ball better against a much more solid Georgetown defense -- St. John’s managed just 11 team assists to 19 turnovers at Seton Hall.

This is a huge game for these two teams and unfortunately someone’s winning streak will come to an end tomorrow.  I like the home court advantage and the overall team defense St. John’s has been displaying to be the difference as D’Angelo Harrison gets the better of Smith-Rivera and St. John’s pushes above .500 in conference play with the win and cover at home.

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