St. John's vs. DePaul - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
DePaul Blue Demons (7-8) at St. John's Red Storm (10-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Carnesecca Arena)
The Line: St. John's Red Storm -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The DePaul Blue Demons and St. John's Red Storm meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Carnesecca Arena.
The DePaul Blue Demons need a nice victory to get back to a .500 record. The DePaul Blue Demons are averaging 75.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Max Strus is averaging 18.6 points and 2.4 assists while Marin Maric is averaging 12.7 points and 5.7 rebounds. Tre'Darius McCallum is the third double-digit scorer and Eli Cain is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The DePaul Blue Demons are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The DePaul Blue Demons are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game. The DePaul Blue Demons have lost two of their last three road games.
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The St. John's Red Storm also need a win after losing four of their last six games. The St. John's Red Storm are averaging 73.6 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Shamorie Ponds is averaging 19.5 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 Marvin Clark II is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The St. John's Red Storm are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The St. John's Red Storm are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The St. John's Red Storm have won five of their last six home games.
The Blue Demons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big East, 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Red Storm are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The St. John's Red Storm are solid defensively but struggle on the offensive end, so that's led to trouble finishing games in Big East play. The DePaul Blue Demons have their issues as well, but this is an aggressive team that took Xavier down the wire on the road and dropped 85 points on Villanova. The Blue Demons have enough to hang around and make a game of things. Give me the points.