St. John's at Grand Canyon College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The St. John's Red Storm travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Grand Canyon Antelopes on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has St. John's as 6 point favorites.
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St. John's heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-1. They currently have a point differential of 15.9 as they are averaging 75.9 points per contest while giving up 60.0 per game. Grand Canyon has an overall mark of 5-1. They are averaging 72.2 points per contest and giving up 58.5, which is a point differential of 13.7.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 3-3 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Important Grand Canyon Antelopes Betting Trends
The Grand Canyon Antelopes are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Grand Canyon Antelopes are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
12/04/17 G Marcus LoVett Ankle is OUT Tuesday vs Grand Canyon
Key Grand Canyon Antelopes Injuries
No key injuries to report
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%. Shamorie Ponds averages 19.3 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 93%.
Oscar Frayer averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 53%. Joshua Braun averages 15.5 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Storm allow 60.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 113th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 251st, and they give up 10.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 33rd place in the country. They force 20.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 345th in college basketball. St. John's averages 75.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 173rd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 15.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 262nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 183rd in D-1. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 154th and 215th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 278th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Antelopes surrender 58.5 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 10.2 assists allowed per contest, and 220th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Antelopes are 329th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 18.3 per game this season. Grand Canyon is 236th in Division 1 with 72.2 points per game this year. They are 243rd in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 13.7. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 292nd in the nation. They are 143rd in college basketball in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game and 57th in assists per contest with 16.7. The Antelopes are 86th in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Red Storm are 158th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 84.2 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 189th in the country with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 259th. As a team they are 235th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 195th in Division 1. St. John's is 289th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 24.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 28th in the nation.
Grand Canyon is 80th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 42%, which is 11th in the nation. The Antelopes are 229th in the country in offensive rating with 101.4, and their defensive rating of 82.2 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 192nd in Division 1 with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 233rd. As a team they are 204th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 60th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Grand Canyon college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Grand Canyon +6
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