DePaul Blue Demons (5-3) vs. St. John's Red Storm (8-1)
December 7, 2022 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: St. John's Red Storm -9.5 / DePaul Blue Demons +9.5; Over/Under: +153
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The DePaul Blue Demons and St. John’s Red Storm meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Carnesecca Arena. The DePaul Blue Demons look for their sixth win. The St. John’s Red Storm look for their ninth win.
The DePaul Blue Demons are averaging 76.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Javan Johnson is averaging 18.4 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Umoja Gibson is averaging 17.4 points and 3.4 rebounds. Eral Penn is the third double-digit scorer and Da’Sean Nelson is grabbing 4 rebounds. The DePaul Blue Demons are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The DePaul Blue Demons are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game.
The St. John’s Red Storm are averaging 80.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting. David Jones is averaging 14.9 points and 6.9 rebounds, while Joel Soriano is averaging 14.3 points and 0.6 assists. Andre Curbelo is the third double-digit scorer and Montez Mathis is dishing 0.8 assists. The St. John’s Red Storm are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The St. John’s Red Storm are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game.
The Blue Demons are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Red Storm are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games. The over is 4-0 in Blue Demons last 4 overall. The over is 6-2 in Red Storm last 8 home games.
The St. John’s Red Storm are playing the better ball entering this game, and they’re going to get more love from oddsmakers because of home court. However, the DePaul Blue Demons have a handful of scoring options that allow them to compete, and they’ve already won twice on the road against Minnesota and Loyola, Chicago. DePaul is sneaky good. I’ll take a shot with the points.