St. John's at Providence College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Dunkin Donuts Center
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The St. John's Red Storm travel to Dunkin Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Providence as 4 point favorites.
St. John's comes into this game with an overall record of 15-15. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 73.6 points per game while giving up 72.4 per contest. Providence has an overall record of 18-12. They are averaging 74.4 points per game and surrendering 73.3, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 13-15 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 13-15 against the over/under this year
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 11-17 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 15-13 against the over/under this year
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
03/02/18 G Shamorie Ponds Abdominal is "?" Saturday vs Providence
01/10/18 G Marcus LoVett Knee is out for season
Key Providence Friars Injuries
11/15/17 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Shamorie Ponds averages 21.6 points per game while playing 37 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 85%. Marvin Clark averages 12.2 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Rodney Bullock averages 14.1 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Alpha Diallo averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 73.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 191st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 248th. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 275th in the country. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 255th and 223rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 285th with 11.8 per game. The Red Storm allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 178th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 68th and 300th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.6 rebounds a game which ranks 339th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 244th place in college basketball. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 340th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence is 166th in the country with 74.4 points per game this year. They are 173rd in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 180th in college basketball. They are 169th in the nation in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 145th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Friars are 213th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Friars surrender 73.3 points per contest, which ranks them 200th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 232nd and 32nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 112th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 214th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 203rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season.
The Red Storm are 256th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.4, and their defensive rating of 99.8 is ranked 97th. In terms of pace they are 102nd in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 275th. As a team they are 264th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 233rd in Division 1. St. John's is 304th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 147th in the nation.
Providence is 231st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 192nd in Division 1. The Friars are 199th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.3, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 171st. They are 134th in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 216th. As a unit they are 184th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 285th in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Providence -4
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