St. John's at California College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/19/2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
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The St. John's Red Storm travel to Barclays Center to play the California Golden Bears on Monday, November 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has St. John's as 13.5 point favorites.
St. John's comes into this game with an overall record of 3-0. They currently have a point differential of 14.7 as they are averaging 81.3 points per game while giving up 66.7 per contest. California has an overall mark of 1-1. They are averaging 69.5 points per contest and giving up 71.0, which is a point differential of -1.5.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 1-2-0 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 1-1-1 against the over/under
Important California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 1-1-0 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 0-2-0 against the over/under
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
11/14/18 F Sedee Keita Knee is out 4-6 weeks
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mustapha Heron comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Shamorie Ponds averages 16.3 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Paris Austin averages 19.0 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Justice Sueing averages 13.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 81.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 103rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 14.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 161st. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 36th in the nation. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 277th and 111th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 262nd with 12.0 per game. The Red Storm allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 111th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 102nd and 221st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.0 rebounds a game which ranks 262nd and they give up 10.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 72nd place in Division 1. They force 19.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 326th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
California is 281st in the country with 69.5 points per game this year. They are 252nd in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.5. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 34th in the nation. They are 247th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game, and 302nd in assists per contest with 11.0. The Golden Bears are 212th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Golden Bears surrender 71.0 points per contest, which ranks them 181st in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 76th and 87th in those defensive statistics. They rank 40th with 9.5 assists allowed per contest and 308th with 41.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Bears are 168th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game.
The Red Storm are 159th in the nation in offensive rating with 107. In terms of pace they are 64th in the country with 75.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 118th. As a team they are 127th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 129th in Division 1. St. John's is 272nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
California is 159th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Bears are 283rd in the country in offensive rating with 97.2. In terms of pace they are 206th in Division 1 with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 280th. As a team they are 229th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shots, ranking 348th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/California college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take California +13.5
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