St. John's Red Storm vs. Georgetown Hoyas - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgetown Hoyas (18-8) at St. John's Red Storm (19-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: St. John's Red Storm -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgetown Hoyas will travel to the Madison Square Garden to take on the St. John's Red Storm this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Georgetown Hoyas improved to 18-8 (10-5 Big East) on the season after defeating the DePaul Blue Demons, 68-63, this past Saturday. Georgetown shot 44.6% from the field and 30.8% (4-13) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Hoyas was Joshua Smith who had 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 1 steal. Georgetown is ranked 23rd in the RPI Standings and has played the 6th ranked SOS. On the season, the Hoyas have been led by D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (15.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.4 apg) and Joshua Smith (11.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.2 apg). Georgetown is averaging 71.8 ppg (ranked 68th) on 46.1% shooting (ranked 66th). The Hoyas average 5.7 three-pointers per game (ranked 236th) and commit 13.0 turnovers per game (ranked 207th). Georgetown is holding their opponents to an average of 64.7 ppg (ranked 130th) on 39.6% shooting (ranked 43rd). The Hoyas average 7.7 spg (ranked 45th) and pull down 35.96 total rpg (ranked 99th).
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The St. John's Red Storm improved to 19-9 (8-7 Big East) on the season after defeating the Xavier Musketeers, 58-57, this past Monday. St. John's shot 43.6% from the field and 33.3% (4-12) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Red Storm was Sir'Dominic Pointer who had 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 blocks. St. John's is ranked 32nd in the RPI Standings and has played the 37th ranked SOS. On the season, the Red Storm have been led by D'Angelo Harrison (18.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.9 apg) and Sir'Dominic Pointer (13.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.6 bpg). St. John's is averaging 71.6 ppg (ranked 73rd) on 44.8% shooting (ranked 102nd). The Red Storm commit 10.6 turnovers per game (ranked 20th) and average 5.8 three-pointers per game (ranked 221st). St. John's is holding their opponents to an average of 66.6 ppg (ranked 172nd) on 40.2% shooting (ranked 70th). The Red Storm average 6.7 bpg (ranked 5th) and 7.9 spg (ranked 30th).
The Hoyas are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. win. The Red Storm are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 3-1-1 in their last 5 home games.
Georgetown has gotten back on track winning their past three games as their defensive has once again been solid as of late. St. John's picked up a huge win against Xavier largely due to fact that they were able to force the Musketeers into committing 20 turnovers. Although both teams rank in the middle of the road when it comes to opponents ppg, both teams have the ability to really lock down their opponents. This is a big game for both teams, however, I never like going against St. John's when the play at MSG. I think that the Red Storm will be able to win the turnover battle in this one as Georgetown can be at times careless with the basketball, and that St. John's takes home a victory in this one. Take St. John's to cover this small spread.