St. John's vs. Gonzaga - 11/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs (5-0) at St. John's Red Storm (4-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: St. John's Red Storm +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. John’s Red Storm and the Gonzaga Bulldogs face off on Friday in New York in the NIT Final.
The St. John’s Red Storm raised their record to 4-0 for the season by knocking off Minnesota on Wednesday. St. John’s trailed the Gophers at the half by nine points but they rallied for a nine-point win. St. John’s shot 39.7 percent from the floor and just 15.4 percent from beyond the three-point arc and hitting just over 59 percent of their free throw chances. D’Angelo Harrison led St. John’s with 19 points and none rebounds. Rysheed Jordan had 18 points and seven rebounds, Chris Obekpa had 10 points and nine rebounds, and Phil Green IV had nine points and five rebounds. St. John’s dominated he rebounding 47-36.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 5-0 this season and advanced to this game with a 12-point win over Georgia on Wednesday. Gonzaga shot 50 percent from the floor and 30.8 percent from beyond the three-point arc and they converted 91.4 percent of their free throws hitting 32 of 35 chances. Kyle Wiltjer had 32 points to lead the Zags. Kevin Pangos had 22 points, Byron Wesley had 12 points and six rebounds, and Gary bell Jr. had seven points. Gonzaga took advantage of heir chances and the free throws made up most of the difference in the final score.
Gonzaga is 5-0 against the spread against the Big East, 6-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 5-2 against the spread following a win. St. John’s is 5-1 against the spread following a win, 1-4 against the spread against the WCC, and 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 neutral site games.
This game is close and I believe St. John’s has a shot to win this one outright so I will take the points.