DePaul Blue Demons vs St. John's Red Storm Prediction, 1/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: DePaul Blue Demons vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Location: Carnesecca Arena in Jamaica, NY
The DePaul Blue Demons (9-3) are headed to Carnesecca Arena on Wednesday where they will try to beat the St. John's Red Storm (8-3).
The DePaul Blue Demons played Providence and took a loss by a score of 70-53 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Blue Demons finished with 17 while Providence recorded 20 personal fouls. They also knocked down 8 out of their 15 attempts from three-point range. Providence finished shooting 72.7% when shooting free throws by burying 16 of 22 tries. Moreover, Providence snagged 40 rebounds (10 offensive, 30 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Providence recorded 10 assists and had 3 steals for the game. When it comes to defense, DePaul allowed the other team to shoot 42.6% from the floor on 23 out of 54 shooting. They also dished out 5 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 34 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Blue Demons buried 12 of 19 attempts for a percentage of 63.2%. DePaul walked away from the game with a 29.8% FG percentage (17 out of 57) and made 7 of 21 shots from distance.
Javon Freeman-Liberty is one guy who played a role in this matchup. He accumulated 22 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 36 minutes played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended.
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DePaul heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 9-3 this season. They have an average of 77.3 pts per contest (74th in Division 1) while hitting 45.6% from the floor. The Blue Demons are connecting on 32.1% on shots from distance (81 of 252) and 67.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, DePaul is snagging 40.8 boards per game and has racked up 138 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 304th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.5 times per contest and as a group they commit 14.7 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Blue Demons are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per game while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 104th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 142 relinquished this year. The Blue Demons are giving up a FG percentage of 40.1% (301 of 750) and they concede 34.9 boards per contest as a unit. They surrender 32.4% from 3-point land while they are 158th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (67.3).
When they last played, the St. John's Red Storm walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 59-57 when they played Pittsburgh. The Red Storm recorded 22 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 33 for this game. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while recording 11 steals for the game. Pittsburgh earned 16 personal fouls for the contest which got the Red Storm to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to make 7 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, St. John's made 6 out of 18 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Red Storm finished shooting 22 for 63 from the floor which had them at 34.9%. The Red Storm permitted Pittsburgh to convert 16 of 50 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 32.0% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from 3-point land by shooting 4 of 12 and finished the game at 23 of 28 from the charity stripe (82.1%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, St. John's allowed Pittsburgh to get 34 in total (11 on the offensive side).
Joel Soriano ended up being a factor for the Red Storm for this game. He converted 4 out of 6 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and totaled 9 rebounds. He totaled 10 points in his 30 mins on the court, but wasn't able to get an assist.
St. John's has a mark of 8-3 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the Red Storm are shooting 48.5% from the floor, which is 23rd in college basketball. St. John's has totaled 909 pts on the campaign (82.6 per contest) and they collect 37.4 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 19.5 times per game (4th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per game. The Red Storm have committed 17.4 personal fouls every game and they shoot 69.4% from the charity stripe.
The Red Storm on the defensive end are ranked 258th in college basketball in PPG given up with 71.7. They have forced 17.9 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.0% from the field (114th in the nation). The St. John's defense allows 35.2% on three-point shots (94 of 267) and their opposition makes 70.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 13.1 dimes and 36.5 boards every game, which has them ranked 221st and 260th in Division 1.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take DePaul
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