St. John's vs. DePaul - 2/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
DePaul Blue Demons (8-16) at St. John's Red Storm (7-19)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Carnesecca Arena)
The Line: St. John's Red Storm 0 -- Over/Under: 144.5 See the Latest Odds
The St. John’s Red Storm and the DePaul Blue Demons face off on Wednesday in Big East college basketball action.
The St. John’s Red Storm are 7-19 this season and they have lost their last 16 games in a row. St. John’s is averaging 65.2 points per game and they are shooting 38.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.1 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Durand Johnson leads the Red Storm averaging 11.8 points per game. Frederico Mussini is averaging 11.5 points, Ron Mvouika is averaging 8.7 points, and Yankuba Sima is averaging 7.4 points and 6.3 rebounds. St. John’s is 5-8 at home and 0-13 in the Big East.
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The DePaul Blue Demons are 8-16 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. DePaul is averaging 68.2 points per game and they are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74 points and their opponents are shooting 43.1 percent. Myke Henry leads the Blue Demons averaging 14.7 and 6.5 rebounds per game. Billy Garrett Jr. is averaging 13 points, Eli Cain is averaging 8.9 points, and Tommy Hamilton IV is averaging 8.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. DePaul is 3-7 on the road and 2-10 in the Big East.
St. John’s is 9-19 against the spread in their last 28 games, 1-9-1 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, and 0-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record. DePaul is 8-18 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five road games, and 2-6-1 against the spread against the Big East. The underdog has covered the point spread in the last six meetings of these two teams.
The total is set at 143.5 and I suspect we don’t see a lot of defense so my free pick is over the total.