Princeton at St. John's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Princeton Tigers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the St. John's Red Storm on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has St. John's as 12.5 point favorites.
Princeton heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-3. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 70.9 points per contest while giving up 65.7 per game. St. John's has an overall record of 8-0. They are averaging 82.4 points per game and surrendering 71.6, good for a point differential of 10.8.
Valuable Princeton Tigers Betting Trends
The Princeton Tigers are 3-3-0 against the spread
The Princeton Tigers are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 1-7-0 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 6-1-1 against the over/under
Key Princeton Tigers Injuries
11/28/18 G Jaelin Llewellyn Foot is out indefinitely
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
11/14/18 F Sedee Keita Knee is OUT 4-6 weeks
Richmond Aririguzoh comes into this contest averaging 9.1 points per game while playing 21.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Myles Stephens averages 14.9 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Shamorie Ponds averages 21.0 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Mustapha Heron averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Princeton averages 70.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 260th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 284th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 234th in the nation. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 10.6 assists per game, which ranks them 271st and 321st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 258th with 12.3 per game. The Tigers allow 65.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 121st and 167th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 179th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 82nd place in Division 1. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 190th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's is 50th in the country with 82.4 points per game this year. They are 97th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 58th in the nation. They are 279th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.9 boards per game, and 81st in assists per contest with 15.4. The Red Storm are 337th in turnovers per game with 10.4. The Red Storm surrender 71.6 points per contest, which ranks them 183rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 152nd and 268th in those defensive statistics. They rank 87th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 198th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Storm are 314th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 103.8, which is ranked 193rd. They are 289th in college basketball in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 255th. As a unit they are 209th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 52nd in D-1. Princeton is 215th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
St. John's is 339th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions. The Red Storm have an offensive rating of 110.6, which is ranked 84th. They are 95th in D-1 in pace with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 78th. As a unit they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 118th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Princeton/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take St. John's -12.5
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