Georgetown Hoyas vs St. John's Red Storm Prediction, 12/20/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Carnesecca Arena in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Georgetown (+3.5)
The St. John's Red Storm (5-4) host the Georgetown Hoyas (3-3) at Carnesecca Arena on Sunday. St. John's opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 156.5.
Georgetown will enter this game with a mark of 3-3 for the season. The Hoyas are connecting on 35.7% from downtown (56 of 157) and 68.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 75.3 points per game (143rd in college basketball) on 44.7% from the floor. They are giving up possession 17.2 times per contest and as a team are committing 18.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Georgetown is collecting 43.8 boards per game and has earned 83 dimes for the season, which ranks 126th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Hoyas are able to force 10.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.0 fouls. They rank 241st in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 87 conceded for the campaign. The Hoyas defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 39.7% (157 of 395) and they surrender 37.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They are surrendering 30.6% on 3-point shots and they are 227th in the country in PPG allowed (73.0).
The Georgetown Hoyas played the St. John's Red Storm and walked away with a win by a score of 97-94 in their last contest. Georgetown walked away from the contest with a 54.0% field goal percentage (34 of 63) and buried 11 out of their 23 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Hoyas knocked down 18 of 24 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. In terms of getting rebounds, they earned 30 with 5 of them being offensive. They also recorded 17 assists in the matchup in addition to getting 9 steals and 10 blocks. When discussing defending, Georgetown allowed the other team to shoot 54.0% from the floor on 34 out of 63. St. John's earned 21 assists and 12 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Red Storm pulled down 41 boards (16 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 10 blocked shots. St. John's finished shooting 72.7% from the free throw line by burying 24 of 33 attempts. They made 4 of 13 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Dante Harris is one player who played a lot for the contest. He scored 22 points on 6 of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 43 minutes and grabbed 3 rebounds. Harris walked away from this one shooting 42.9% from the floor and earned 2 assists. Another guy that played big minutes in the matchup for the Hoyas was Jahvon Blair. He totaled 2 boards and earned 5 dimes. He ended up going 50.0% from the floor for this game via 7-of-14 (20 points). In all, Blair was on the court for 38 minutes.
St. John's has a win-loss record of 5-4 so far this year. The Red Storm have committed 18.8 personal fouls every game and they connect on 73.2% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 17.9 times per game (35th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest. St. John's has earned 732 pts so far this season (81.3 per contest) and they collect 36.4 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Red Storm are shooting 46.1% from the floor, which ranks them 143rd in the country. The Red Storm defensively are ranked 300th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 80.0. They are forcing 18.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 49.5% from the field (313th in D-1). The St. John's defense surrenders 39.7% on shots from 3-point land (83 of 209) and their opposition makes 66.5% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 15.1 dimes and 35.6 boards per contest, which is ranked 267th and 177th in college basketball.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the St. John's Red Storm took a loss by a score of 94-76 when they played the Creighton Bluejays. The Red Storm were able to corral 21 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards for a total of 24 for this game. They turned away 2 attempts while earning 4 steals for this game. The Bluejays had 13 personal fouls in this contest which got the Red Storm to the charity stripe for a total of 10 tries. They were able to knock down 6 of those for a rate of 60.0%. In regard to shooting from beyond the arc, St. John's made 10 of 25 tries (40.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Red Storm finished shooting 30 out of 67 from the field which had them sitting at 44.8%. The Red Storm allowed the Bluejays to make 38 of 67 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 56.7% in the matchup. They went 56.5% from beyond the arc by shooting 13 out of 23 and finished the game at 5 out of 9 at the free throw line (55.6%). When talking about attacking the glass, St. John's permitted Creighton to snag 43 in total (10 offensive).
Rasheem Dunn ended up having an impact for the Red Storm in this game. He made 5 out of 13 in this contest for a rate of 38.5%, which had him sitting at 10 points. Dunn grabbed 3 boards in his 34 minutes played and accumulated 7 assists in the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for St. John's was Julian Champagnie. He racked up 17 points in 32 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 of 13 from the floor in the matchup. Champagnie walked away from this one going 38.5% from the field while collecting 2 dimes and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgetown (+3.5)
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