St. John's at Rutgers College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/16/2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The St. John's Red Storm head to Louis Brown Athletic Center to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Friday, November 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has St. John's as 2.5 point favorites.
St. John's comes into this game with an overall record of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 12.5 as they are averaging 80.0 points per game while giving up 67.5 per contest. Rutgers has an overall record of 2-0. They are averaging 92.5 points per game and surrendering 60.5, good for a point differential of 32.0.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 0-2-0 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 1-1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 2-0-0 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 2-0-0 against the over/under this year
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
11/14/18 F Sedee Keita Knee is out 4-6 weeks
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mustapha Heron comes into this game averaging 20.5 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Shamorie Ponds averages 20.5 points per contest in 28.5 minutes per game. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 2.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Eugene Omoruyi scores 19.0 points per contest while playing 28.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Geo Baker averages 15.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.5 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 80.0 points per contest, which is 143rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 184th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 148th in the nation. They average 31.5 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 314th and 202nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 196th with 13.0 per game. The Red Storm allow 67.5 points per contest, which is 127th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 196th and 300th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 229th, and they allow 9.5 assists per game which puts them in 56th place in the country. They force 22.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 344th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers is 33rd in the nation with 92.5 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the country in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 32.0. They shoot 57% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the NCAA. They are 70th in D-1 in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 20.5. The Scarlet Knights are 69th in turnovers per contest with 16.0. The Scarlet Knights give up 60.5 points per game, which ranks them 45th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 113th and 229th in those defensive statistics. They rank 84th with 10.5 dimes allowed per game and 88th with 32.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Scarlet Knights are 335th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 20.5 per contest this year.
The Red Storm are 222nd in the nation in offensive rating with 102.6. In terms of pace they are 40th in the country with 78 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 190th. As a team they are 204th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 248th in Division 1. St. John's is 229th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 111th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights are 36th in the country in offensive rating with 122.5. In terms of pace they are 87th in Division 1 with 75.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 63% is 16th. As a team they are 41st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 224th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. John's -2.5
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