St. John's vs Georgetown College Basketball Betting Tips 1/8/2020
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Georgetown -5
The St. John's Red Storm head to Capital One Arena to take on the Georgetown Hoyas on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has Georgetown as 5 point favorites.
St. John's heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.6 as they are averaging 77.5 points per contest while giving up 66.9 per game. Georgetown has an overall mark of 10-5. They are averaging 79.1 points per contest and giving up 72.6, which is a point differential of 6.5.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 10-4-1 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 4-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 8-7-0 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 8-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
12/13/19 F Galen Alexander Personal is out for season
12/13/19 F Myron Gardner Personal is out for season
12/02/19 G James Akinjo Dismissed is out for season
12/02/19 F Josh LeBlanc Dismissed is out for season
Mustapha Heron comes into this game averaging 14.8 points per contest while playing 25.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 77%. LJ Figueroa averages 14.6 points per contest in 27.0 minutes per game. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Omer Yurtseven scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 26.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.8 rebounds per contest and has 0.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Mac McClung averages 15.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 77.5 points per contest, which is 62nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 282nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 323rd in the nation. They average 41.5 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 113th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 279th with 12.3 per game. The Red Storm allow 66.9 points per contest, which is 132nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 111th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.0 rebounds a game which ranks 334th, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 204th place in the country. They force 18.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 338th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown is 40th in the nation with 79.1 points per contest this season. They are 102nd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 99th in the NCAA. They are 37th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 49th in assists per game with 15.7. The Hoyas are 69th in turnovers per contest with 15.0. The Hoyas give up 72.6 points per game, which ranks them 264th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 172nd and 280th in those defensive statistics. They rank 292nd with 14.7 dimes allowed per game and 87th with 33.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Hoyas are 247th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Red Storm are 151st in the nation in offensive rating with 102.6. In terms of pace they are 19th in the country with 75.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 319th. As a team they are 304th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 326th in Division 1. St. John's is 336th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions.
Georgetown is 149th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Hoyas have an offensive rating of 106.6, which is ranked 81st. They are 37th in D-1 in pace with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 154th. As a unit they are 118th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 329th in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take St. John's +5
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