St. John's at Duke NCAA Basketball Picks 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The St. John's Red Storm travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to play the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 18.5 point favorites.
St. John's comes into this game with an overall record of 16-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 82.2 points per game while giving up 73.1 per contest. Duke has an overall mark of 18-2. They are averaging 87.2 points per contest and giving up 66.0, which is a point differential of 21.3.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 9-11-1 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 12-8-1 against the over/under
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-8-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 5-14-1 against the over/under
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
01/03/19 G Mikey Dixon Transferred has left team
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mustapha Heron averages 15.5 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Shamorie Ponds comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Zion Williamson averages 22.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is 67%. R.J. Barrett averages 23.6 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Storm allow 73.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 230th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 99th and 184th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 280th, and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 208th place in the NCAA. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 307th in the nation. St. John's averages 82.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 31st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 43rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 26th in D-1. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 231st and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 331st with 10.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils surrender 66.0 points per contest, which ranks them 42nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 95th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 234th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Devils are 324th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game. Duke is 4th in the country with 87.2 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 21.3. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 310th in the nation. They are 5th in the country in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 17.1. The Blue Devils are 244th in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Red Storm are 59th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.1. In terms of pace they are 44th in the country with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 26th. As a team they are 35th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 128th in Division 1. St. John's is 338th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 317th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 116.3, which is ranked 9th. They are 26th in D-1 in pace with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 62nd. As a unit they are 83rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 222nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Duke -18.5
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