Georgetown at St. John's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Georgetown Hoyas travel to Madison Square Garden to play the St. John's Red Storm on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has St. John's as 8 point favorites.
Georgetown heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.7 as they are averaging 80.6 points per contest while giving up 69.9 per game. St. John's has an overall record of 10-6. They are averaging 73.6 points per game and surrendering 68.3, good for a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 6-6 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 5-7 against the over/under this year
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 7-7 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 5-9 against the over/under this year
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
12/20/17 C Chris Sodom Dismissed is out for season
11/25/17 F Trey Mourning Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
01/07/18 G Marcus LoVett Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Georgetown
Jessie Govan averages 18.1 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 74%. Marcus Derrickson averages 14.5 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Shamorie Ponds averages 19.2 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Bashir Ahmed averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown averages 80.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 59th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 70th. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 211th in the country. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.7 per game. The Hoyas allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 44th and 49th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 69th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 215th place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 164th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's is 207th in the country with 73.6 points per game this year. They are 283rd in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 276th in college basketball. They are 204th in the nation in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game, and 245th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Red Storm are 294th in turnovers per game with 11.9. The Red Storm surrender 68.3 points per contest, which ranks them 86th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 53rd and 225th in those defensive statistics. They rank 166th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest and 330th with 39.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Storm are 342nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 18.0 per game this season.
The Hoyas are 92nd in the nation in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 94.6 is ranked 53rd. In terms of pace they are 109th in the country with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 108th. As a team they are 45th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 247th in Division 1. Georgetown is 50th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 46th in the nation.
St. John's is 309th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 100th in Division 1. The Red Storm are 58th in the nation in defensive rating with 94.8, and their offensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 225th. They are 120th in D-1 in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 292nd. As a unit they are 279th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 204th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgetown/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take St. John's -8
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