Saturday, March 5, 2016
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The Providence Friars travel to Carnesecca Arena to play the St. John's Red Storm on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Providence as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Friars come into this game with an overall record of 21-9 and a road record of 6-4. They are 15-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 17-12. The Red Storm have an overall record of 8-22 and a home record of 6-9. They have an over/under record of 15-14 and they are 11-17 against the spread.
Ben Bentil comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Friars. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Kris Dunn averages 16.4 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Providence. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Durand Johnson averages 11.9 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per contest this year for the Red Storm. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Federico Mussini averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Providence averages 73.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 152nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 284th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 314th in the country. They average 37 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game which ranks them 113th and 41st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 97th with 11.8 per game. The Friars allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 107th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 135th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37 rebounds a game which ranks 244th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 162nd place in the country. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the Division 1.
St. John's averages 65.7 points per game this year which ranks them 312th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -9.8 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team which has them sitting in the 338th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 305th in the nation. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 165th and 224th respectively. In the turnover department the Red Storm rank 339th with 15.2 per game. The Red Storm allow 75.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 258th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 208th and 253rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 328th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 209th place in the nation. The Red Storm force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in college basketball.
The Friars average 72.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.3 per contest. The Friars have an offensive rating of 103.4 and they assist on 63% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Providence turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.1%. The Friars give up 72.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Red Storm score 64.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 65 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -16.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -4.3 points per game. The Red Storm have a rating on offense of 91.4 and 55.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 45%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. St. Johns turns it over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.3%. The Red Storm give up 68.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 15-14 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 17-12 against the over/under
St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 11-17 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 15-14 against the over/under
Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
St. John's Red Storm Injuries
12/21/15 F Darien Williams Shoulder out for season
11/12/15 G Marcus LoVett Eligibility out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Providence
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