St. John's at Arizona State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/8/2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
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The St. John's Red Storm travel to Staples Center to play the Arizona State Sun Devils on Friday, December 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona State as 4.5 point favorites.
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St. John's heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-1. They currently have a point differential of 15.0 as they are averaging 75.0 points per contest while giving up 60.0 per game. Arizona State has an overall mark of 7-0. They are averaging 92.7 points per contest and giving up 73.6, which is a point differential of 19.1.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 4-3 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 2-5 against the over/under this year
Important Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 6-1 against the spread this season
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 6-1 against the over/under this year
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
12/07/17 G Marcus LoVett Ankle is "?" Friday vs Arizona State
Key Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
11/14/17 F Kimani Lawrence Foot is OUT 4-6 weeks
11/14/17 F Ramon Vila Left Team is out for season
11/14/17 F Zylan Cheatham Eligibility is out for season
11/05/17 F Mickey Mitchell Eligibility is out indefinitely
Shamorie Ponds averages 20.2 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 90%. Marcus LoVett averages 14.9 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Tra Holder averages 22.6 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Shannon Evans averages 18.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 75.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 187th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 274th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 190th in the country. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 120th and 248th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 237th with 12.9 per game. The Red Storm allow 60.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 77th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.0 rebounds a game which ranks 279th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in college basketball. They force 20.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 344th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona State is 4th in the country with 92.7 points per game this year. They are 3rd in D-1 in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 19.1. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in college basketball. They are 203rd in the nation in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game, and 60th in assists per contest with 16.4. The Sun Devils are 310th in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Sun Devils surrender 73.6 points per contest, which ranks them 211th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 143rd and 251st in those defensive statistics. They rank 301st with 16.0 assists allowed per contest and 87th with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun Devils are 295th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game this season.
The Red Storm are 190th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 83.5 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 160th in the country with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 271st. As a team they are 241st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 202nd in Division 1. St. John's is 245th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 24.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 15th in the nation.
Arizona State is 317th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 211th in the nation. The Sun Devils are 1st in the country in offensive rating with 126, and their defensive rating of 100 is ranked 185th. In terms of pace they are 80th in Division 1 with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 62% is 2nd. As a team they are 3rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 65% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 101st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Arizona State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona State -4.5
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