St. John's at DePaul College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/14/2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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The St. John's Red Storm travel to Wintrust Arena to play the DePaul Blue Demons on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has St. John's as 2 point favorites.
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St. John's heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-13. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 73.4 points per contest while giving up 71.6 per game. DePaul has an overall mark of 10-14. They are averaging 73.2 points per contest and giving up 73.2, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 12-12 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 10-14 against the over/under this year
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 12-12 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 12-12 against the over/under this year
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
01/10/18 G Marcus LoVett Knee is out for season
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/09/17 G Devin Gage Achilles is out for season
Shamorie Ponds averages 21.4 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 84%. Bashir Ahmed averages 11.7 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Max Strus averages 17 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Marin Maric averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 73.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 195th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 264th. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 297th in the country. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 239th and 227th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 308th with 11.5 per game. The Red Storm allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 158th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 58th and 300th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 331st and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 191st place in college basketball. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 342nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul is 202nd in the country with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 251st in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 292nd in college basketball. They are 85th in the nation in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game, and 103rd in assists per contest with 14.9. The Blue Demons are 140th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Blue Demons surrender 73.2 points per contest, which ranks them 202nd in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 119th and 297th in those defensive statistics. They rank 286th with 14.9 assists allowed per contest and 195th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Demons are 272nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Red Storm are 246th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.7, and their defensive rating of 99.1 is ranked 95th. In terms of pace they are 92nd in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 289th. As a team they are 277th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 233rd in Division 1. St. John's is 317th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 148th in the nation.
DePaul is 178th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 208th in Division 1. The Blue Demons are 182nd in the nation in defensive rating with 102, and their offensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 239th. They are 99th in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 298th. As a unit they are 297th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 290th in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/DePaul college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take DePaul +2
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