Georgetown at St. John's NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 1/27/2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Georgetown Hoyas travel to Madison Square Garden to play the St. John's Red Storm on Sunday, January 27, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has St. John's as 9.5 point favorites.
Georgetown heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-7. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 83.1 points per contest while giving up 78.4 per game. St. John's has an overall record of 15-4. They are averaging 82.4 points per game and surrendering 72.6, good for a point differential of 9.8.
Valuable Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 6-12-1 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 14-5-0 against the over/under
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 8-10-1 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 11-7-1 against the over/under
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
01/03/19 G Mikey Dixon Transferred has left team
James Akinjo averages 13.7 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Jessie Govan comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Mustapha Heron averages 15.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Shamorie Ponds averages 20.6 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hoyas allow 78.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 318th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 168th and 215th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 201st, and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 307th place in the NCAA. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 119th in the nation. Georgetown averages 83.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 139th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 62nd in D-1. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 19th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 101st with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Storm surrender 72.6 points per contest, which ranks them 211th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 99th and 185th in those defensive statistics. They rank 167th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest, and 285th with 37.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Storm are 294th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game. St. John's is 31st in the country with 82.4 points per game this year. They are 46th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.8. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the nation. They are 230th in the country in rebounding with 34.7 boards per game and 64th in assists per contest with 15.4. The Red Storm are 337th in turnovers per game with 10.6.
The Hoyas are 97th in the nation in offensive rating with 108. In terms of pace they are 32nd in the country with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 122nd. As a team they are 79th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 170th in Division 1. Georgetown is 188th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
St. John's is 343rd 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 110.9, which is ranked 49th. They are 51st in D-1 in pace with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 27th. As a unit they are 34th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 138th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgetown/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. John's -9.5
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