Creighton vs St. John's Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 3/1/2020
Game: Creighton Bluejays vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Location: Carnesecca Arena in Jamaica, NY
Odds/Point Spread: St. John's +4
The Creighton Bluejays travel to Carnesecca Arena to play the St. John's Red Storm on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Creighton as 4 point favorites.
Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 22-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 78.2 points per game while giving up 69.1 per contest. St. John's has an overall record of 14-14. They are averaging 74.2 points per game and surrendering 71.2, good for a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 17-9-1 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-13-2 against the over/under
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 16-11-1 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 9-19-0 against the over/under
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/29/19 G Davion Mintz Ankle is out for season
11/05/19 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out indefinitely
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
02/26/20 G Mustapha Heron Ankle is out for season
02/13/20 F Ian Steere Suspension is out indefinitely
Ty-Shon Alexander comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Marcus Zegarowski averages 16.1 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
LJ Figueroa averages 14.4 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Rasheem Dunn averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton averages 78.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 9th in the nation. They average 35.0 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 192nd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 326th with 11.2 per game. The Bluejays allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 168th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 101st and 44th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 278th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 207th place in Division 1. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 116th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's is 100th in the country with 74.2 points per game this year. They are 323rd in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 3.0. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 307th in the nation. They are 39th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.0 boards per game, and 66th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Red Storm are 311th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Red Storm surrender 71.2 points per contest, which ranks them 227th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 75th and 112th in those defensive statistics. They rank 283rd with 14.2 assists allowed per contest and 347th with 41.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Storm are 338th in country in forcing turnovers with 17.2 per game.
The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 110.7, which is ranked 16th. They are 124th in college basketball in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 14th. As a unit they are 12th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 74th in D-1. Creighton is 322nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
St. John's is 344th 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 99.4, which is ranked 223rd. They are 16th in D-1 in pace with 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 339th. As a unit they are 336th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 306th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take St. John's +4
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