St. John's Red Storm (6-4) at Xavier Musketeers (8-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Cintas Center)
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -7 -- Over/Under: 156 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The St. John's Red Storm and Xavier Musketeers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Cintas Center.
The St. John's Red Storm look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The St. John's Red Storm are averaging 82.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 80.3 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Julian Champagnie is averaging 20.3 points and 7.5 rebounds while Greg Williams Jr. is averaging 12.9 points and 3.1 assists. Vince Cole is the third double-digit scorer and Isaih Moore is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The St. John's Red Storm are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The St. John's Red Storm are allowing 39.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game.
The Xavier Musketeers look for a win to rebound from back-to-back losses. The Xavier Musketeers are averaging 80.2 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Zach Freemantle is averaging 16.7 points and 7.7 rebounds while Paul Scruggs is averaging 14.8 points and 3.6 rebounds. Nate Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and KyKy Tandy is dishing 1.6 assists. The Xavier Musketeers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Xavier Musketeers are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game.
The Red Storm are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Musketeers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Red Storm last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Musketeers last 5 overall. The favorite is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The St. John's Red Storm have been on the losing side of all of their big games this season and continue to be one of the worst defensive teams in all of college basketball. The Xavier Musketeers are on the end of back-to-back losses, but they're still an above-average offensive team that's still covered five of their last six games. Xavier should have its way offensively in this contest. I have no choice but to lay the reasonable chalk with the Musketeers at home.