Xavier Musketeers vs St. John's Red Storm Prediction, 2/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Xavier Musketeers vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: Carnesecca Arena in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Xavier (+1)
The Xavier Musketeers (11-3) travel to Carnesecca Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the St. John's Red Storm (13-8). St. John's opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The total opens at 154.5.
Xavier will play this contest with a mark of 11-3 on the year. The Musketeers are connecting on 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc (117 of 321) and 67.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 77.5 points per game (62nd in D-1) on 47.3% from the field. They turn the ball over 12.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 15.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Xavier is pulling in 38.8 rebounds per game and has racked up 260 assists on the campaign, which is 119th in Division 1 in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Musketeers have forced 11.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.6 fouls. They are currently ranked 117th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 203 relinquished this season. The Musketeers are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.0% (359 of 898) and they relinquish 36.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They are surrendering 33.0% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 151st in D-1 in points per game allowed (69.3).
The Xavier Musketeers stepped onto the hardwood against the Connecticut Huskies and went home with a loss by a final score of 80-72 in their last game. Xavier finished having earned a 40.3% field goal percentage (25 out of 62) and knocked down 10 out of their 27 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Musketeers buried 12 of 18 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Concerning getting rebounds, they earned 33 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 19 assists for the matchup in addition to earning 7 steals and 3 blocked shots. When it comes to the defense, Xavier allowed 40.3% from the field on 25 of 62 shooting. Connecticut recorded 21 dimes and had 5 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Huskies totaled 38 rebounds (10 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Connecticut ended up shooting 72.2% from the free throw line by making 13 of 18 shots. They also converted 11 of their 26 shots from 3-point range.
Zach Freemantle is a player who was important for the contest. He notched 30 points on 13 of 26 shooting. He was on the court for 37 mins and also totaled 15 rebounds. Freemantle finished shooting 50.0% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. Another guy that came through in the game for the Musketeers was Nate Johnson. He collected 6 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field in this contest by going 4-of-8 (14 points). When all was said and done, Johnson saw the court for 33 min.
St. John's has a win-loss record of 13-8 so far this year. St. John's has accumulated 1,667 pts so far this year (79.4 per contest) and they pull down 35.5 boards per contest. The Red Storm are responsible for committing 18.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 74.0% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Red Storm are connecting on 45.5% from the field, which has them ranked 110th in the nation. They are getting an assist 16.7 times per game (25th in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.6 times per game. The Red Storm on defense are ranked 299th in college hoops in points given up per game with 76.4. They are able to force 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (293rd in college hoops). The St. John's defense surrenders 35.0% on shots from beyond the arc (164 of 468) and their opponents are knocking down 67.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 14.6 dimes and 37.7 boards per contest, which is ranked 279th and 292nd in college basketball.
When they last played, the St. John's Red Storm went home defeated by a final of 76-73 when they played the Butler Bulldogs. The Red Storm recorded 21 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 28 for the contest. They also rejected 4 tries while earning 4 steals for this contest. The Bulldogs committed 14 personal fouls in this game which got the Red Storm to the free throw line for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a rate of 73.3%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, St. John's knocked down 4 of 17 tries (23.5%). When the game finished, the Red Storm finished the game shooting 29 out of 65 from the field which had them shooting 44.6%. The Red Storm permitted the Bulldogs to convert 29 out of their 63 tries from the field which had them sitting at 46.0% in this matchup. They finished 25.0% from downtown by hitting 6 of 24 and finished the contest at 12 out of 18 from the charity stripe (66.7%). Concerning rebounds, St. John's permitted Butler to get 37 in total (12 on the offensive side).
Julian Champagnie ended up being a factor for the Red Storm for this contest. He made 6 of 13 in the matchup for a rate of 46.2%, which had him finishing with 19 points. Champagnie pulled down 8 rebounds in his 42 mins and accumulated 2 assists for this contest. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for St. John's was Rasheem Dunn. He ended up scoring 12 points in his 38 minutes on the court by way of 6 of 13 from the floor for this game. Dunn ended the game having shot 46.2% from the field while contributing 5 assists and 3 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take St. John's (-1) and over 154.5 points
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