Saint Joseph's at St. John's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Mohegan Sun Arena
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The Saint Joseph's Hawks head to Mohegan Sun Arena to take on the St. John's Red Storm on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has St. John's as 6.5 point favorites.
Saint Joseph's heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-5. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 74.6 points per contest while giving up 76.3 per game. St. John's has an overall record of 9-2. They are averaging 74.0 points per game and surrendering 61.9, good for a point differential of 12.1.
Valuable Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 3-5 against the spread this season
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 5-3 against the over/under this year
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 5-4 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 2-7 against the over/under this year
Key Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
11/17/17 G Lamarr Kimble Foot is out for season
11/05/17 F Charlie Brown Wrist is out indefinitely
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
12/19/17 G Marcus LoVett Ankle is OUT Wednesday vs St. Josephs
Shavar Newkirk averages 16.9 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 81%. James Demery averages 16.8 points per contest in 35.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Shamorie Ponds scores 19.7 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.3 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Bashir Ahmed averages 10.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Joseph's averages 74.6 points per contest this year, which is 196th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 315th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 265th in Division 1. They average 38.3 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 94th and 214th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 350th with 8.7 per game. The Hawks allow 76.3 points per contest, which is 263rd in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 161st and 276th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.8 rebounds a game which ranks 335th, and they allow 16.0 assists per game which puts them in 307th place in college basketball. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's is 209th in the country with 74.0 points per contest this season. They are 298th in the nation in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 12.1. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 275th in Division 1. They are 117th in the country in rebounding with 37.7 boards per contest and 281st in assists per game with 12.5. The Red Storm are 273rd in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Red Storm give up 61.9 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 84th in those defensive statistics. They rank 40th with 10.8 dimes allowed per game and 306th with 38.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Red Storm are 342nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 19.4 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 266th in the country in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 213th. They are 172nd in college basketball in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 301st. As a unit they are 315th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 97th in D-1. Saint Joseph's is 351st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 237th in the country.
St. John's is 285th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 23.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 16th in Division 1. The Red Storm are 9th in the nation in defensive rating with 86.1, and their offensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 217th. They are 146th in D-1 in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 307th. As a unit they are 281st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 244th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Joseph's/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's +6.5
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