DePaul vs St. John's Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: DePaul Blue Demons vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: St. John's -4
The DePaul Blue Demons head to Madison Square Garden to take on the St. John's Red Storm on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this game has St. John's as 4 point favorites.
DePaul heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 9.5 as they are averaging 75.6 points per contest while giving up 66.1 per game. St. John's has an overall mark of 11-5. They are averaging 76.8 points per contest and giving up 68.1, which is a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-6-1 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 10-5-1 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 4-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
01/09/20 G Lyrik Shreiner Undisclosed is questionable
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
01/09/20 G Greg Williams Jr. Concussion is questionable
Paul Reed comes into this game averaging 16.1 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Charlie Moore averages 15.9 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game. He averages 6.4 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
LJ Figueroa scores 15.1 points per contest while playing 27.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Mustapha Heron averages 14.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul averages 75.6 points per contest, which is 96th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 71st. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 173rd in the nation. They average 39.1 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 61st and 112th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 93rd with 14.6 per game. The Blue Demons allow 66.1 points per contest, which is 109th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 100th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 273rd, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 141st place in the country. They force 17.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 335th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's is 75th in the nation with 76.8 points per contest this season. They are 295th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 8.6. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 330th in the NCAA. They are 16th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.3 boards per contest and 120th in assists per game with 14.2. The Red Storm are 270th in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Red Storm give up 68.1 points per game, which ranks them 161st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 43rd and 134th in those defensive statistics. They rank 238th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 338th with 40.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Red Storm are 337th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 18.2 per contest this year.
The Blue Demons are 139th in the nation in offensive rating with 103. In terms of pace they are 67th in the country with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 125th. As a team they are 155th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 292nd in Division 1. DePaul is 145th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
St. John's is 336th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions. The Red Storm have an offensive rating of 101.5, which is ranked 173rd. They are 17th in D-1 in pace with 75.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 322nd. As a unit they are 313th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 325th in the country.
Who will win tonight's DePaul/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take DePaul +4
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