St. John's vs. Minnesota - 11/26/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-1) at St. John's Red Storm (3-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: St. John's Red Storm -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the St. John’s Red Storm face off on Wednesday in the NIT Tipoff.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are off to a 3-1 start to the season with the season opening with a loss to Louisville followed by three wins. Minnesota is averaging 71 points and hey are shooting 41.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62 points and their opponents shoot 38.2 percent. Andre Hollins is averaging 13.2 points and 4.0 reboudns to lead Minnesota. Carlos Morris is averaging 10.8 points and 4.2 rebounds, Nate mason is averaging 10.8 points and 4.8 rebounds, and Maurice Walker is averaging 11.8 points and 4.2 rebounds. Minnesota has been in charge in every game since losing the opener.
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The St. John’s Red Storm are off to a 3-0 start but it has been against very soft competition. St. John’s is averaging 71.5 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 55.5 points and their opponents are shooting 29 percent. D’Angelo Harrison is averaging 18.3 points and 10.3 rebounds to lead the Red Storm. Rysheed Jordan is averaging 17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists, and Sir’Dominic Pointer is averaging 13 points and 7.7 rebounds. St. John’s has been building for years and it appears they may finally be reaching their potential.
Minnesota is 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 4-0 against the spread following a win, and 5-1 against the spread in their last six non-conference games. St. John’s is 8-2 against the spread following a win, 1-4 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games.
Minnesota doesn’t seem to get a ton of credit here but I still see them as the better team and my pick.