St. John's vs. Niagara - 12/2/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Niagara Purple Eagles (1-3) at St. John's Red Storm (4-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Carnesecca Arena)
The Line: St. John's Red Storm -18.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The St. John’s Red Storm and the Niagara Purple Eagles face off on Monday in college basketball action.
The St. John’s Red Storm is coming off of their first loss of the season as they fell to Gonzaga last Friday. St. John’s is 3-0 at home thus far this year with the loss to the Zags coming on a neutral court. St. John’s is averaging 69.8 points and they are shooting 41.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.2 points and their opponents are shooting 35.8 percent. D’Angelo Harrison leads the Red Storm averaging 17.8 points and 9.0 rebounds. Rysheed Jordan is averaging 17.6 points and 5.2 rebounds, Phil Green IV is averaging 11.4 points, and Sir’Dominic Pointer is averaging 11.2 points and 8.6 rebounds. St. John’s iss looking at making the NCAA Tournament and they have a roster who might make some noise if they get there.
The Niagara Purple Eagles are 1-3 this season losing their last two games I a row. Niagara is 1-1 on the road this year with no wins over a team with a RPI better than 200. Niagara is averaging 56.8 points and they are shooting 37.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 35.8 percent. Rayvon harris leads the Purple Eagles averaging 11.2 points and 5.0 rebounds. Emile Blackman is averaging 10.5 points, Ramone Snowden is averaging 10.2 points and 7.5 rebounds, and Karonn Davis is averaging 10 points. Niagara appears to be in a tough spot here.
St. John’s is 2-7 against the spread following a loss and 0-4 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage below .400. Niagara is 4-1 against the spread against the Big East, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The road team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
This just looks to be a ton of points and while I don’t love it I will take them with Niagara.