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Creighton vs. St. John's - 1/30/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. John's at Creighton
Date & Time Wednesday January 30, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, NE
The Line
Creighton -4.5 / over-under: 162
TV Channel
FS1
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The St. Johns Red Storm take the hardwood with the Creighton Bluejays in Big East college basketball on Wednesday.

The St. John’s Red Storm have struggled in the Big East thus far dropping four of five capped off by an 89-78 defeat to Georgetown as a seven point home favorite on Sunday.

St. Johns was down four points after 20 minutes  but  faded with 38.2% which negated 19 forced turnovers and 12 more looks.

Shamorie Ponds starred for the Red Storm with 21 points, six boards and three assists with Mustapha Heron adding 18 points and five pulls.

St.  John’s  saw 14  points  and six  rebounds  from  LJ Figueroa followed by Marvin Clark II with a 12 point performance.

The Creighton Bluejays are shooting for a third consecutive win after upending Butler 75-61 on Friday as a 2.5 point home favorite.

Creighton took a 7.5 point lead in to the intermission and slowly built the advantage in the second half with the offense hitting half their looks.

The balanced Bluejays saw 19 points and four pulls from Ty-Shon Alexander with Martin Krampelj adding 16 points and eight rebounds.

Davion Mintz gave the Red Storm 14 points, six rebounds and six assists followed by Mitch Ballock with 13 points, seven boards and four helpers.

Over is 6-2 in St. John’s Red Storm last 8 games following a ATS loss and over is 5-2 in St. John’s Red Storm last 7 road games. Creighton Bluejays are 8-18 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS win and  are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 vs. Big East. Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and favorite is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Red Storm received plenty of attention coming in to the season but really haven’t lived up to expectations. This pick is based on the good St. John’s to show up although I’m not getting involved…

Pick:
St. John's +4.5

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