Tuesday, February 28, 2017
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The St. John's Red Storm travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Red Storm come into this game with an overall record of 13-16 and a road record of 4-8. They are 14-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-12. The Bluejays have an overall record of 22-7 and a home record of 12-4. They have an over/under record of 12-14 and they are 17-10 against the spread.
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Shamorie Ponds comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Red Storm. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Marcus LoVett averages 16.9 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for St. John's. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Marcus Foster averages 18.8 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bluejays. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Justin Patton averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
St. John's averages 77.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 63rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 202nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 57th in the country. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 222nd and 127th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 184th with 13.2 per game. The Red Storm allow 77.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 284th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 238th and 290th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 309th and they give up 14.7 assists per contest which puts them in 277th place in the country. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in Division 1.
Creighton averages 82.9 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 2nd in the nation. They average 34 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per contest which ranks them 252nd and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Bluejays rank 71st with 12 per game. The Bluejays allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 174th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 138th and 84th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 223rd and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 122nd place in the nation. The Bluejays force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in college basketball.
The Red Storm average 76.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13.3 per contest. The Red Storm have an offensive rating of 105.1 and they assist on 52.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. St. Johns turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.9%. The Red Storm give up 82.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 94.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bluejays score 83.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.7 points per game. The Bluejays have a rating on offense of 115 and 55.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 59%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Creighton turns it over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 24.8%. The Bluejays give up 71.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 14-13 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 16-12 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 17-10 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-14 against the over/under
St. John's Red Storm Injuries
12/10/16 C Yankuba Sima Personal has left team
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
01/17/17 G Mo Watson Jr. Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Creighton -10.5
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