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Arizona State vs. St. John's - 12/8/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. John's Red Storm (8-1) at Arizona State Sun Devils (7-0)

College Basketball: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Staples Center)

The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: PAC12

The St. John's Red Storm and Arizona State Sun Devils meet Friday in college basketball action at the Staples Center.

The St. John's Red Storm look for another big victory to build on their impressive 8-1 start to the CBB season. The St. John's Red Storm are averaging 75.5 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 62.1 points on 36.7 percent shooting. Shamorie Ponds is averaging 20.2 points and 4.9 assists while Marcus LoVett is averaging 14.9 points and 2.1 rebounds. Bashir Ahmed is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Simon is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The St. John's Red Storm are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The St. John's Red Storm are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The St. John's Red Storm have split their last eight neutral site games. 

Arizona State vs. St. John's - 12/8/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Arizona State Sun Devils look to keep the ball rolling while improving to 8-0 on the season. The Arizona State Sun Devils are averaging 92.7 points on 53.1 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Tra Holder is averaging 22.1 points and 5.1 assists while Shannon Evans II is averaging 18.7 points and 3.6 rebounds. Romello White is the third double-digit scorer and Kodi Justice is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Arizona State Sun Devils are shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona State Sun Devils are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Arizona State Sun Devils have split their last eight neutral site games.

The Red Storm are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Sun Devils are 9-25 ATS in their last 34 neutral site games, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Sun Devils last 7 overall and the under is 5-2 in Red Storm last 7 overall.

The Red Storm have one of their top players in LoVett questionable, and this is pretty much a road game for St. John's, as LA is a long way from New York. The Arizona State Sun Devils have displayed one of the top offenses in the country so far this season and are led by one of the top playmakers in Holder. If ASU gets comfortable at any point in this game, it's going to be tough for the Red Stom to keep up, especially if LoVett can't go. I'll eat the reasonable number with the Sun Devils. 

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