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St. John's vs. Georgetown - 1/27/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Georgetown Hoyas at St. John's Red Storm
Date & Time Sunday January 27, 2019, 12:00 PM (EST)
Location
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
The Line
The Line: St. John's Red Storm -9.5 -- Over/Under: 162.5
TV Channel
FOX
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The Georgetown Hoyas and St. John's Red Storm meet Sunday in college basketball action at Madison Square Garden.

The Georgetown Hoyas could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Georgetown Hoyas are averaging 83.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 78.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Jessie Govan is averaging 19.8 points and 8.2 rebounds while James Akinjo is averaging 13.7 points and 5.3 assists. Mac McClung is the third double-digit scorer and Josh LeBlanc is dishing 1.2 assists. The Georgetown Hoyas are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Georgetown Hoyas are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Georgetown Hoyas have split their last four road games.

The St. John's Red Storm could also use a win after splitting their last eight games. The St. John's Red Storm are averaging 82.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Shamorie Ponds is averaging 20.6 points and 5.7 assists while Mustapha Heron is averaging 15.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. LJ Figueroa is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Clark II is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The St. John's Red Storm are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The St. John's Red Storm are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The St. John's Red Storm have won five of their last six home games.

The Hoyas are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Red Storm are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Big East and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The home team is 10-3-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the favorite is 10-3-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The under is 4-1-1 in Red Storm last 6 home games. The over is 24-6 in Hoyas last 30 overall.

The Georgetown Hoyas are falling apart lately due to a defense that's allowing 86.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting in their last five games. Georgetown is also just 6-12-1 ATS this season. The St. John's Red Storm haven't been the most consistent team in their own right, but they're a really explosive team at home where they're shooting 49.6 percent from the field and winning by an average of 15.8 points. St. John's had no trouble lighting the Hoyas on fire offensively a couple of weeks ago on the road. I'll take the Red Storm in a more comfortable victory this time around with them being at home.

Pick:
St. John's Red Storm -9.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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