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St. John’s vs Georgetown Basketball Picks 3-9-24

Georgetown University Hoyas (9-21) vs. St. John's Red Storm (18-12)
March 9, 2024 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: St. John's Red Storm -17.5; Over/Under: +154.5
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The Georgetown Hoyas will play the St. John’s Red Storm in a Big East game on Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in New York. Let’s take a look at the Georgetown preview, St. John’s preview, betting matchup, and the Georgetown vs St. John’s prediction.

Georgetown Preview

The Georgetown Hoyas are 9-21 (2-17) this year after they lost to Providence by a score of 71-58 in their last game. Georgetown only trailed 30-26 at halftime, but they were out scored 41-32 in the second half in the loss. The Hoyas shot 35.1% from the field and were -5 in rebounding margin in the game. Georgetown only has two conference wins so far this season, with both coming against DePaul. The Hoyas are scoring 71.1 points per game with 34.2 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game, while allowing 77.7 points against per game this year. Jayden Epps is averaging 17.9 points per game, 2.4 rebounds per game, and 4.3 assists per game. Georgetown is shooting 41.4% from the field, 72.4% on free throws, and 34.1% on three pointers this season. 

St. John’s Preview

The St. John’s Red Storm are 18-12 (10-9) this season after they defeated DePaul by a score of 104-77 in their last game. St. John’s led 54-28 at the half and added 50 second half points in the blowout win. The Red Storm shot 60.3% from the field and made 12 three pointers in the game. St. John’s has also defeated Butler, Creighton, and Georgetown during this four game winning streak. The Red Storm are scoring 77.8 points per game with 39.4 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game, while giving up 71 points against per game this season. Daniss Jenkins is averaging 14.4 points per game, 3.6 rebounds per game, and 5.4 assists per game. St. John’s is shooting 44.8% from the field, 71.4% on free throws, and 33.5% on three pointers this year. 

Georgetown vs St. John’s Betting Prediction

St. John’s comes into this matchup on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament and they absolutely cannot afford a loss in this situation. The Red Storm have won four games in a row and they will be at home for this game. Georgetown is just 2-17 in conference play and they are second to last in the Big East standings. The Hoyas haven’t had too many issues scoring the basketball, but their defense is allowing 77.7 points against per game this year. St. John’s is rolling right now and they have so much to play for, while Georgetown is just trying to finish the season. Take the Red Storm to win easily at home. 

David Racey's Free Pick: St. John's +17.5

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David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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