Providence Friars vs St. John's Red Storm Prediction, 3/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Providence Friars vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Carnesecca Arena in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Providence (+2)
The St. John's Red Storm (14-10) host the Providence Friars (12-11) at Carnesecca Arena on Wednesday. Providence opens this contest as 2-point underdogs. The total is set at 150.
Providence will enter this contest with a mark of 12-11 this season. The Friars are connecting on 33.3% on 3-pointers (148 of 444) and 72.0% from the charity stripe. They average 71.0 pts per game (192nd in D-1) while shooting 43.4% from the field. They are giving up possession 11.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.8 personal fouls per game. As a team, Providence is grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game and has tallied 321 dimes for the season, which ranks 93rd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Friars are able to force 11.5 turnovers every game while drawing 17.7 fouls. The Friars are allowing a field goal percentage of 43.8% (598 of 1,366) and they relinquish 35.7 boards per contest as a unit. They currently rank 241st in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 299 conceded on the campaign. They give up 30.4% from beyond the arc and they are 178th in the country in PPG allowed (70.0).
The Providence Friars faced the Xavier Musketeers and went home with a win by a final score of 83-68 in their last game. Providence finished having earned a 53.7% field goal percentage (29 out of 54) and made 11 of their 21 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Friars buried 14 of their 17 tries for a percentage of 82.4%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 33 with 4 of them being offensive. They also doled out 17 dimes in this contest as well as forcing 7 turnovers and earning 3 steals. In terms of defending, Providence let their opponent shoot 44.3% from the floor on 27 out of 61 shooting. Xavier doled out 13 assists and had 7 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Xavier snagged 26 rebounds (4 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 1 block. Xavier finished 73.3% at the charity stripe by burying 11 of their 15 attempts. They also buried 3 out of their 17 shots from beyond the arc.
Noah Horchler is a guy who was a contributor in this game. He scored 20 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 38 mins and also snagged 9 rebounds. Horchler went 50.0% from the field but didn't record a dime. One more player that was a major contributor in this contest for the Friars was David Duke. He snagged 9 rebounds in 39 minutes on the court. He walked away from this one shooting 45.5% from the field for the contest by going 5-of-11 (18 points). When all was said and done, Duke had 9 assists.
St. John's has a record of 14-10 this year. The Red Storm are committing 18.3 fouls every game and they hit 74.6% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 16.7 times per contest (20th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per contest. St. John's has 1,901 points on the campaign (79.2 per contest) and they pull in 35.6 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Red Storm are connecting on 44.9% from the field, which is 140th in college basketball. The Red Storm on defense are ranked 315th in college hoops in PPG given up with 77.4. The St. John's defense allows 35.1% on three-point shots (190 of 542) and their opponents are making 67.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 15.0 dimes and 37.9 boards per contest, ranking them 299th and 306th in college hoops. They have forced 16.8 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the field (306th in college hoops).
In their last game, the St. John's Red Storm went home defeated by a final of 81-58 when they played the Villanova Wildcats. The Red Storm were able to corral 23 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 29 in the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while recording 8 steals in the matchup. The Wildcats had 20 fouls in the game which took the Red Storm to the free throw line for 21 tries. They were able to bury 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 61.9%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, St. John's knocked down 3 of their 23 tries (13.0%). When the game finished, the Red Storm shot 21 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.2%. The Red Storm allowed the Wildcats to knock down 29 of their 60 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.3% for this game. They shot 42.3% from 3-point land by going 11 out of 26 and finished the game at 12 out of 20 at the free throw line (60.0%). In reference to team rebounding, St. John's permitted Villanova to grab 38 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Julian Champagnie ended up having an impact for the Red Storm for the matchup. He made 5 out of 18 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 27.8%, and had 7 rebounds. Champagnie totaled 16 points in his 31 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to earn an assist. One more player who was a determining factor for St. John's was Vince Cole. He accumulated 1 assist in 20 minutes played, and he put in 3 out of 9 from the floor. Cole ended the game having shot 33.3% from the field as well as earning 9 points but didn't pull down a board.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Providence (+2)
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