St. John's Red Storm vs DePaul Blue Demons Prediction, 1/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: St. John's (+1.5)
The DePaul Blue Demons (3-5) play the St. John's Red Storm (9-7) at Wintrust Arena on Wednesday. The odds on this game have DePaul as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 154.
St. John's enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 9-7 this year. The Red Storm are hitting 34.8% on three-point attempts (113 of 325) and 73.0% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 79.8 pts per game (44th in Division 1) on 45.1% from the field. They are turning it over 12.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, St. John's is snagging 35.7 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 270 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 11th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Red Storm are forcing 17.7 turnovers every game and they draw 16.9 fouls. They currently rank 333rd in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 240 conceded so far this year. The Red Storm defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 48.2% (457 of 949) and they surrender 37.5 boards per game as a team. They concede 37.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 316th in college hoops in points per game allowed (77.9).
The St. John's Red Storm faced off with the Utah Valley Wolverines and went home with a win by a final score of 96-78 in their last game. St. John's ended the contest with a 47.4% field goal percentage (36 of 76) and knocked down 9 out of their 25 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Red Storm made 15 of their 16 attempts for a rate of 93.8%. In terms of getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 27 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 14 assists for the contest in addition to having 13 steals and 7 blocks. In terms of defense, St. John's allowed the other team to shoot 47.4% from the field on 36 out of 76 shooting. Utah Valley earned 15 assists and had 2 steals for the game. Additionally, the Wolverines grabbed 33 boards (6 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 7 rejections. Utah Valley ended up going 61.5% from the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of 13 shots. They converted 4 of their 9 shots from 3-point land.
Posh Alexander is one player who was a factor for the game. He recorded 20 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes played and also collected 2 boards. Alexander ended up shooting 53.3% from the field and earned 2 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this contest for the Red Storm was Julian Champagnie. He collected 3 boards and totaled 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 43.8% from the floor for this game by shooting 7-of-16 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Champagnie played 26 min.
DePaul has a record of 3-5 on the campaign. As an offense, the Blue Demons are shooting 43.9% from the floor, which ranks them 209th in D-1. DePaul has totaled 561 points for the campaign (70.1 per game) and they grab 37.1 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.9 times per game (145th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 16.4 times per game. The Blue Demons are responsible for committing 17.9 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 67.2% from the charity stripe. The Blue Demons defensively are ranked 215th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 71.4. The DePaul defense concedes 29.8% on shots from 3-point land (54 of 181) and opponents are converting on 72.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 13.5 dimes and 36.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 215th and 246th in college basketball. They are forcing 15.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.4% from the field (146th in college basketball).
When they last played, the DePaul Blue Demons got the win with a final of 68-61 against the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Blue Demons were able to corral 27 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for the game. They stuffed 5 attempts while recording 9 steals in this game. The Golden Eagles were called for 19 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Blue Demons to the charity stripe for 24 shots. They were able to knock down 17 of those for a rate of 70.8%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, DePaul buried 5 out of 19 attempts (26.3%). Overall, the Blue Demons ended up going 23 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.1%. The Blue Demons allowed the Golden Eagles to convert 22 out of 62 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 35.5% for the contest. They went 30.3% from 3-point land via 10 of 33 and walked away from this one shooting 7 of 9 at the free throw line (77.8%). In reference to rebounding, DePaul permitted Marquette to snag 31 in total (5 offensive).
Charlie Moore ended up being a factor for the Blue Demons for the contest. He knocked down 5 of 13 for this game for a rate of 38.5%, which earned him 21 points. Moore snagged 3 rebounds in his 30 mins and added 3 assists for this game. Someone else that was pivotal for DePaul was Javon Freeman-Liberty. He ended up scoring 19 points in 37 minutes on the hardwood by going 6 out of 14 shooting in the matchup. Freeman-Liberty ended up shooting 42.9% from the floor and also contributing 2 dimes and 6 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. John's (+1.5)
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