St. John's at Creighton College Basketball Betting Tips 1/30/2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
CHI Health Center Omaha
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The St. John's Red Storm head to CHI Health Center Omaha to take on the Creighton Bluejays on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 4.5 point favorites.
St. John's comes into this game with an overall record of 15-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.8 as they are averaging 82.2 points per game while giving up 73.4 per contest. Creighton has an overall record of 12-8. They are averaging 83.5 points per game and surrendering 77.2, good for a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 8-11-1 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 12-7-1 against the over/under this year
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 9-10-0 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 10-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
01/03/19 G Mikey Dixon Transferred has left team
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
01/24/19 C Jacob Epperson Back is out for season
01/16/19 G Damien Jefferson Ankle is out indefinitely
Shamorie Ponds comes into this game averaging 20.6 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Mustapha Heron averages 15.5 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 5.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Ty-Shon Alexander scores 17.6 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Martin Krampelj averages 11.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 82.2 points per contest, which is 31st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 60th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 30th in the nation. They average 34.7 boards per contest and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 232nd and 68th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 338th with 10.6 per game. The Red Storm allow 73.4 points per contest, which is 235th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 103rd and 225th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.6 rebounds a game which ranks 299th, and they allow 13.1 assists per game which puts them in 177th place in the country. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 303rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton is 20th in the nation with 83.5 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 43% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the NCAA. They are 245th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.4 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 16.8. The Bluejays are 162nd in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Bluejays give up 77.2 points per game, which ranks them 295th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 309th and 315th in those defensive statistics. They rank 207th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 99th with 33.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Bluejays are 122nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Red Storm are 64th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.9. In terms of pace they are 48th in the country with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 47th. As a team they are 53rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 148th in Division 1. St. John's is 343rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions.
Creighton is 151st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Bluejays are 16th in the country in offensive rating with 115.1. In terms of pace they are 84th in Division 1 with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 61% is 1st. As a team they are 3rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 14th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take St. John's +4.5
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