DePaul at St. John's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The DePaul Blue Demons travel to Carnesecca Arena to play the St. John's Red Storm on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has St. John's as 5.5 point favorites.
DePaul heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-8. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 75.1 points per contest while giving up 72.3 per game. St. John's has an overall mark of 10-5. They are averaging 73.6 points per contest and giving up 66.7, which is a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 8-7 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 8-7 against the over/under this year
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 7-6 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 4-9 against the over/under this year
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/09/17 G Devin Gage Achilles is out for season
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
01/05/18 G Marcus LoVett Knee is "?" Saturday vs Depaul
Max Strus averages 18.6 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 81%. Marin Maric averages 12.7 points per game in 24.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Shamorie Ponds averages 19.5 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Marcus LoVett averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul averages 75.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 173rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 243rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32%, which is good for 295th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 134th and 110th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 229th with 12.8 per game. The Blue Demons allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 188th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 120th and 303rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 200th and they give up 14.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 264th place in college basketball. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 283rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's is 206th in the country with 73.6 points per game this year. They are 275th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 278th in college basketball. They are 187th in the nation in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 237th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Red Storm are 286th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Red Storm surrender 66.7 points per contest, which ranks them 63rd in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 46th and 202nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 154th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 322nd with 39.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Storm are 343rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 18.4 per game this season.
The Blue Demons are 181st in the nation in offensive rating with 104.4, and their defensive rating of 100.4 is ranked 167th. In terms of pace they are 147th in the country with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 276th. As a team they are 270th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 274th in Division 1. DePaul is 268th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 203rd in the nation.
St. John's is 299th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 85th in Division 1. The Red Storm are 38th in the nation in defensive rating with 92.7, and their offensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 228th. They are 119th in D-1 in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 285th. As a unit they are 272nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 203rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's DePaul/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take St. John's -5.5
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