St. John's at Creighton College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The St. John's Red Storm travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 10.5 point favorites.
St. John's comes into this game with an overall record of 10-4. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 73.8 points per game while giving up 65.9 per contest. Creighton has an overall mark of 11-3. They are averaging 91.1 points per contest and giving up 72.4, which is a point differential of 18.7.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 6-6 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 4-8 against the over/under this year
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 8-5 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 9-4 against the over/under this year
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
01/02/18 G Marcus LoVett Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Creighton
01/02/18 G Shamorie Ponds Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Creighton
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/01/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out for season
Marcus LoVett averages 14.9 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Shamorie Ponds averages 20.1 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Khyri Thomas averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Marcus Foster averages 19 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Storm allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 179th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 322nd, and they give up 12.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 134th place in the country. They force 18.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 342nd in college basketball. St. John's averages 73.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 204th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 282nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 270th in D-1. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 156th and 233rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 258th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays surrender 72.4 points per contest, which ranks them 189th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 96th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 209th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest, and 125th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bluejays are 47th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game this season. Creighton is 4th in Division 1 with 91.1 points per game this year. They are 10th in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 18.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 74th in the nation. They are 37th in college basketball in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 19.6. The Bluejays are 332nd in turnovers per game with 10.9.
The Red Storm are 221st in the nation in offensive rating with 102.5, and their defensive rating of 91.6 is ranked 32nd. In terms of pace they are 121st in the country with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 289th. As a team they are 276th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 227th in Division 1. St. John's is 285th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 62nd in the nation.
Creighton is 338th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 70th in the nation. The Bluejays are 10th in the country in offensive rating with 120.4, and their defensive rating of 95.7 is ranked 82nd. In terms of pace they are 19th in Division 1 with 75.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 57th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Creighton -10.5
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