Providence Friars vs St. John's Red Storm Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/12/2020
Game: Providence Friars vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Carnesecca Arena in Jamaica, NY
Odds/Point Spread: St. John's -1
The Providence Friars travel to Carnesecca Arena to play the St. John's Red Storm on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has St. John's as 1 point favorites.
Providence comes into this game with an overall record of 13-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 70.1 points per game while giving up 65.9 per contest. St. John's has an overall record of 13-11. They are averaging 75.0 points per game and surrendering 70.7, good for a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 10-13-1 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 9-13-2 against the over/under
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 14-9-1 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 7-17-0 against the over/under
Key Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
Alpha Diallo comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 58%. David Duke averages 12.5 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
LJ Figueroa averages 14.7 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Mustapha Heron averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence averages 70.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 213th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 319th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 270th in the nation. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 63rd and 55th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 182nd with 13.2 per game. The Friars allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 87th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 146th and 97th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 245th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 159th place in Division 1. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 283rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's is 88th in the country with 75.0 points per game this year. They are 302nd in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 305th in the nation. They are 27th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.6 boards per game, and 62nd in assists per contest with 14.7. The Red Storm are 286th in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Red Storm surrender 70.7 points per contest, which ranks them 216th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 62nd and 136th in those defensive statistics. They rank 270th with 14.0 assists allowed per contest and 345th with 40.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Storm are 334th in country in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per game.
The Friars have an offensive rating of 100.7, which is ranked 195th. They are 189th in college basketball in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 318th. As a unit they are 319th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 199th in D-1. Providence is 231st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
St. John's is 341st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Red Storm have an offensive rating of 100.2, which is ranked 205th. They are 17th in D-1 in pace with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 328th. As a unit they are 322nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 301st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Providence/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. John's -1
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