St. John's vs. Creighton - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Creighton Bluejays (11-13) at St. John's Red Storm (14-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: St. John's Red Storm -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Creighton Bluejays and St. John’s Red Storm play Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
The Creighton Bluejays have split their last four games and look for their third Big East win. On the season, Creighton is averaging 66.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting and is allowing 66.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Austin Chatman is averaging 10.8 points and 3.9 assists while Toby Hegner is averaging 7.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. Devin Brooks is dishing 2.9 assists and Rick Kreklow is shooting 43.1 percent. The Creighton Bluejays have seven players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 74.8 percent from the line and 33.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Creighton is allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in four of its last six games. James Milliken is questionable with the flu.
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The St. John’s Red Storm could also use a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. On the season, St. John’s is averaging 70.8 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 65.5 points on 40 percent shooting. D'Angelo Harrison is averaging 18.5 points and 55. rebounds while Rysheed Jordan is averaging 13.6 points and 2.8 assists. Sir'Dominic Pointer is grabbing 7.4 rebounds and Phil Greene IV is shooting 41 percent from the field. The St. John’s Red Storm have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.4 percent from the line and 32.3 percent from deep. Defensively, St. John’s is allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in eight of its last 10 games.
The Bluejays are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Red Storm are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games.
Both teams are playing below their potential, however, St. John's is tough to beat on its home court. The Red Storm also have the advantage on the glass. Take the Red Storm at home for a double-digit victory.