DePaul at St. John's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The DePaul Blue Demons travel to Madison Square Garden to play the St. John's Red Storm on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has St. John's as 9.5 point favorites.
DePaul heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-5. They currently have a point differential of 6.6 as they are averaging 76.7 points per contest while giving up 70.1 per game. St. John's has an overall mark of 14-2. They are averaging 83.9 points per contest and giving up 72.1, which is a point differential of 11.8.
Valuable DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-7-0 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 8-5-1 against the over/under
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 6-8-1 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 10-4-1 against the over/under
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/19/18 G Jalen Coleman-Lands Hand is out indefinitely
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
01/03/19 G Mikey Dixon Transferred has left team
Eli Cain averages 13.7 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Max Strus comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Mustapha Heron averages 15.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Shamorie Ponds averages 20.6 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Demons allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 145th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 100th and 255th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 53rd, and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 181st place in the NCAA. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 169th in the nation. DePaul averages 76.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 110th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 59th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 277th in D-1. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 62nd and 58th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 120th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Storm surrender 72.1 points per contest, which ranks them 200th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 93rd and 177th in those defensive statistics. They rank 163rd with 12.9 assists allowed per contest, and 279th with 37.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Storm are 307th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. St. John's is 24th in the country with 83.9 points per game this year. They are 33rd in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 11.8. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the nation. They are 276th in the country in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game and 38th in assists per contest with 16.4. The Red Storm are 335th in turnovers per game with 10.8.
The Blue Demons are 109th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 164th in the country with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 99th. As a team they are 112th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 234th in Division 1. DePaul is 120th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
St. John's is 339th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions. The Red Storm have an offensive rating of 112.3, which is ranked 47th. They are 58th in D-1 in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 17th. As a unit they are 22nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 100th in the country.
Who will win tonight's DePaul/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. John's -9.5
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