St. John's at Georgetown College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The St. John's Red Storm head to Capital One Arena to take on the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Georgetown as 2.5 point favorites.
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St. John's heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-9. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 73.5 points per contest while giving up 69.8 per game. Georgetown has an overall record of 12-6. They are averaging 77.5 points per game and surrendering 70.9, good for a point differential of 6.6.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 9-8 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 6-11 against the over/under this year
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 7-8 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 5-10 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 Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
12/20/17 C Chris Sodom Dismissed is out for season
11/25/17 F Trey Mourning Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Shamorie Ponds averages 20 points per contest while playing 36 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Bashir Ahmed averages 11.7 points per contest in 27.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Jessie Govan scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 11.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Marcus Derrickson averages 14.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 73.5 points per contest this year, which is 194th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 283rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 302nd in Division 1. They average 34.5 boards per contest and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 245th and 228th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 313th with 11.5 per game. The Red Storm allow 69.8 points per contest, which is 118th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 61st and 293rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 337th, and they allow 13.9 assists per game which puts them in 224th place in college basketball. They force 18.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 345th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown is 102nd in the country with 77.5 points per contest this season. They are 146th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.6. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 224th in Division 1. They are 21st in the country in rebounding with 40.3 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 17.1. The Hoyas are 16th in turnovers per contest with 16.2. The Hoyas give up 70.9 points per game, which ranks them 142nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 69th and 68th in those defensive statistics. They rank 232nd with 14.1 dimes allowed per game and 75th with 32.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Hoyas are 179th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Red Storm are 227th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.1, and their defensive rating of 97 is ranked 82nd. In terms of pace they are 99th in the country with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 295th. As a team they are 286th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 226th in Division 1. St. John's is 321st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 128th in the nation.
Georgetown is 27th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 72nd in Division 1. The Hoyas are 67th in the nation in defensive rating with 96.5, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 152nd. They are 102nd in D-1 in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 184th. As a unit they are 105th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 274th in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. John's +2.5
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