Georgetown at St. John's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/7/2018
Wednesday, March 7, 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 Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has St. John's as 4.5 point favorites.
Georgetown heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-14. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 78.4 points per contest while giving up 76.1 per game. St. John's has an overall mark of 15-16. They are averaging 73.0 points per contest and giving up 72.0, which is a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 13-13 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 14-12 against the over/under this year
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 14-15 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 13-16 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
03/05/18 F Marcus Derrickson Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs St. Johns
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
03/05/18 F Kassoum Yakwe Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Georgetown
03/05/18 G Shamorie Ponds Abdominal is questionable Wednesday vs Georgetown
01/10/18 G Marcus LoVett Knee is out for season
Jessie Govan averages 17.5 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 75%. Marcus Derrickson averages 15.7 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Shamorie Ponds averages 21.6 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Marvin Clark averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 67th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 133rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 98th in the country. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game, which ranks them 46th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 15.3 per game. The Hoyas allow 76.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 271st in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 164th and 187th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 118th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 314th place in college basketball. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 138th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's is 203rd in the country with 73.0 points per game this year. They are 256th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 257th in college basketball. They are 264th in the nation in rebounding with 33.7 boards per game, and 227th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Red Storm are 264th in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Red Storm surrender 72.0 points per contest, which ranks them 169th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 63rd and 283rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 235th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest and 338th with 39.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Storm are 341st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game this season.
The Hoyas are 137th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 103.1 is ranked 197th. In terms of pace they are 75th in the country with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 154th. As a team they are 87th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 254th in Division 1. Georgetown is 42nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 188th in the nation.
St. John's is 283rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 140th in Division 1. The Red Storm are 86th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.5, and their offensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 263rd. They are 100th in D-1 in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 276th. As a unit they are 269th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 242nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgetown/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. John's -4.5
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