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St. John's vs. Central Connecticut State - 11/14/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (0-2) at St. John's Red Storm (1-0)

College Basketball: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm (Carnesecca Arena)

The Line: St. John's Red Storm -24.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FS2

The Central Connecticut Blue Devils and St. John's Red Storm meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Carnesecca Arena.

The Central Connecticut Blue Devils look for their first victory of the season when they play their third straight road game. The Central Connecticut Blue Devils are averaging 75.5 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Tyler Kohl is averaging 21.5 points and 3.5 assists while Mustafa Jones is averaging 13 points and 5.5 rebounds. Austin Nehls is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Hugley is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Central Connecticut Blue Devils are shooting 47.4 percent from beyond the arc and 60.5 percent from the free throw line. The Central Connecticut Blue Devils are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Central Connecticut Blue Devils have lost five straight road games.

St. John's vs. Central Connecticut State - 11/14/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The St. John's Red Storm look for a quick 2-0 start to the season after beating New Orleans on Friday. The St. John's Red Storm are averaging 77 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 61 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Marcus LoVett is averaging 23 points and three assists while Marvin Clark II is averaging 15 points and three rebounds. Shamorie Ponds is the third double-digit scorer and Bashir Ahmed is grabbing two rebounds. The St. John's Red Storm are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The St. John's Red Storm are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 23 rebounds per game. The St. John's Red Storm have won five of their last seven home games.

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It appears like the third year is really going to be the charm for coach Chris Mullin, as he finally has some of his guys on the prgram and a lot of returning talent, which is producing depth and more consistent results. There's a lot of guys on this St. John's roster who are proven and can takeover at times, it's now about being better defensively and learning how to put teams away in the second half. They can start with a Central Connecticut Blue Devils squad that doesn't play teams of this caliber often and just lost to Hartford and Rutgers on the road. If the Red Storm keep their foot on the gas for 40 minutes, they should cruise to a blowout victory.

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