DePaul at St. John's Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/13/2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Depaul Blue Demons head to Madison Square Garden to take on the St. John's Red Storm on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The opening line for this game has St. John's as 6 point favorites.
DePaul comes into this game with an overall record of 15-14. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 77.0 points per game while giving up 74.9 per contest. St. John's has an overall record of 20-11. They are averaging 78.1 points per game and surrendering 74.5, good for a point differential of 3.7.
Valuable Depaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The Depaul Blue Demons are 14-15-0 against the spread this season
The Depaul Blue Demons are 16-12-1 against the over/under this year
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 12-17-2 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 16-14-1 against the over/under this year
Key Depaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/19/18 G Jalen Coleman-Lands Hand is out indefinitely
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
03/11/19 F Sedee Keita Disciplinary is questionable Wednesday vs Depaul
01/03/19 G Mikey Dixon Transferred has left team
Max Strus comes into this game averaging 19.0 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Femi Olujobi averages 13.3 points per contest in 25.2 minutes per game. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 63% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Shamorie Ponds scores 19.8 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 5.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Mustapha Heron averages 15.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul averages 77.0 points per contest, which is 70th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 53rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 142nd in the nation. They average 37.4 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 75th and 81st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 95th with 13.8 per game. The Blue Demons allow 74.9 points per contest, which is 263rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 223rd and 303rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 44th, and they allow 13.9 assists per game which puts them in 247th place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 149th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's is 53rd in the nation with 78.1 points per contest this season. They are 92nd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 67th in the NCAA. They are 302nd in D-1 in rebounding with 32.8 boards per contest and 108th in assists per game with 14.2. The Red Storm are 336th in turnovers per contest with 10.5. The Red Storm give up 74.5 points per game, which ranks them 253rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 141st and 164th in those defensive statistics. They rank 225th with 13.6 dimes allowed per game and 324th with 38.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Red Storm are 318th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Blue Demons are 78th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.2. In terms of pace they are 100th in the country with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 109th. As a team they are 91st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 306th in Division 1. DePaul is 126th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
St. John's is 339th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions. The Red Storm have an offensive rating of 106.8, which is ranked 111th. They are 50th in D-1 in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 90th. As a unit they are 96th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 166th in the country.
Who will win tonight's DePaul/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take DePaul +6
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