DePaul Blue Demons vs. St. John's Red Storm - 2/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. John's Red Storm (8-20) at DePaul Blue Demons (8-18)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The St. John’s Red Storm will travel to play the DePaul Blue Demons in a Big East game on Thursday.
The DePaul Blue Demons are 8-18 (2-12) and are coming off of a loss to Marquette by a score of 73-60. DePaul has lost 4 games in a row and is currently 9th in the Big East standings. DePaul is averaging 67.8 points per game while giving up 74.2 points per game. DePaul is also averaging 34.5 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game. Myke Henry is averaging 14.1 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for DePaul. Billy Garrett Jr. is averaging 13 points per game and 3.6 assists per game for the Blue Demons. DePaul is shooting 68.5% on free throws, 33.9% on three-pointers, and 44.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The St. John’s Red Storm are 8-20 (1-14) and are coming off of a loss to Seton Hall by a score of 62-61. St. John’s has lost 17 of their last 18 games and is currently last in the Big East standings. St. John’s defeated DePaul by a score of 80-65 in these two teams first meeting of the season. St. John’s is averaging 66.8 points per game while giving up 74.9 points per game. St. John’s is also averaging 36.6 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Durand Johnson is averaging 11.9 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for St. John’s. Federico Mussini is averaging 11.4 points per game and 2.4 assists per game for the Red Storm. St. John’s is shooting 63.7% on free throws, 32.6% on three-pointers, and 39.9% on all field goal attempts.
St. John’s is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. St. John’s is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games. DePaul is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. DePaul is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games. The over is 5-1 in DePaul’s last 6 games. The underdog is 7-0 ATS in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Both of these teams have really struggled during this season, but DePaul will have the home court advantage in this one. St. John’s only conference win this season came against DePaul, but I think DePaul will win this game. DePaul is the better shooting team and I think that will be the difference here.