St. John's vs Providence Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/15/2020
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Providence Friars
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, RI
Odds/Point Spread: Providence -4.5
The St. John's Red Storm travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Providence as 4.5 point favorites.
St. John's comes into this game with an overall record of 12-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 76.6 points per game while giving up 68.1 per contest. Providence has an overall mark of 10-7. They are averaging 72.1 points per contest and giving up 66.4, which is a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 11-5-1 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 4-13-0 against the over/under
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 7-10-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 8-8-1 against the over/under
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
LJ Figueroa comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Mustapha Heron averages 14.1 points per game in 24.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Alpha Diallo averages 14.1 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 56%. David Duke averages 12.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 76.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 66th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 297th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 328th in the nation. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 79th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 283rd with 12.2 per game. The Red Storm allow 68.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 159th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 50th and 111th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.4 rebounds a game which ranks 339th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 258th place in Division 1. They force 18.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 338th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence is 164th in the country with 72.1 points per game this year. They are 300th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 182nd in the nation. They are 67th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.7 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 16.4. The Friars are 175th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Friars surrender 66.4 points per contest, which ranks them 112th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 137th and 206th in those defensive statistics. They rank 158th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 286th with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 307th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game.
The Red Storm are 174th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.5. In terms of pace they are 20th in the country with 75.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 324th. As a team they are 315th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 321st in Division 1. St. John's is 339th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions.
Providence is 242nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Friars are 187th in the country in offensive rating with 100.9. In terms of pace they are 132nd in Division 1 with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 294th. As a team they are 302nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 200th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Providence -4.5
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