DePaul Blue Demons vs St. John's Red Storm Prediction, 3/9/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: DePaul Blue Demons vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The St. John's Red Storm (16-14) will go up against the DePaul Blue Demons (15-15) at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.
The DePaul Blue Demons played Connecticut and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-68 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Blue Demons finished with 16 and Connecticut recorded 14 fouls. They also made 3 out of their 12 tries from 3-point range. Connecticut walked away from this one shooting 82.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 17 tries. Additionally, Connecticut grabbed 45 rebounds (12 offensive, 33 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Connecticut distributed 12 dimes and had 2 steals for this game. Regarding the defense, DePaul allowed the other team to shoot 45.3% from the floor on 29 out of 64 shooting. They also recorded 12 assists for this game as well as creating 8 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 29 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Blue Demons converted 6 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 42.9%. DePaul ended having earned a 39.4% FG percentage (26 of 66) and converted 10 out of their 26 three-point attempts.
Javon Freeman-Liberty is a guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He walked away with 22 points on 8 of 18 shooting. He played for 34 mins and pulled down 3 boards. He finished shooting 44.4% from the floor and also dished out 3 assists.
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DePaul heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 15-15 so far this year. They turn it over 12.2 times per contest and as a unit they commit 15.7 personal fouls per game. As a unit, DePaul is snagging 38.5 boards per game and has accounted for 342 dimes so far this season, which ranks 289th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Blue Demons are connecting on 32.1% on shots from 3-point land (201 of 626) and 69.0% from the charity stripe. They average 73.3 pts per game (124th in Division 1) while going 43.2% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Blue Demons have forced 12.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.1 personal fouls. They give up 33.7% on 3-point shots and they rank 249th in D-1 in points per game allowed (71.5). The Blue Demons defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 42.5% (782 of 1,838) and they concede 36.3 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 164th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 373 relinquished on the year.
The last time they took the court, the St. John's Red Storm went home defeated by a final of 85-77 when they played Marquette. The Red Storm earned 28 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for the contest. They also gave up possession 11 times, while recording 8 steals in this contest. Marquette committed 18 fouls in the matchup which got the Red Storm to the free throw line for a total of 19 shots. They were able to make 14 of those for a percentage of 73.7%. When talking about three-point shots, St. John's knocked down 5 of 19 attempts (26.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Red Storm went 29 out of 70 from the floor which had them sitting at 41.4%. The Red Storm permitted Marquette to convert 29 of their 62 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 46.8% in this game. They finished 31.8% from 3-point land by going 7 of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 20 of 25 from the free throw line (80.0%). When it comes to rebounds, St. John's permitted Marquette to snag 39 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Dylan Addae-Wusu ended up being a major contributor for the Red Storm in the matchup. He racked up 19 points in his 25 mins on the court and accounted for 2 dimes in the matchup. He converted 8 out of 10 in this game for a rate of 80.0%, and had 2 rebounds.
St. John's has a mark of 16-14 on the season. As an offense, the Red Storm are connecting on 45.2% from the floor, which is 112th in the nation. St. John's has accounted for 2,390 points so far this year (79.7 per contest) and they grab 38.2 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 18.8 times per game (2nd in the country) and they turn the ball over 12.3 times per contest. The Red Storm are responsible for committing 18.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 67.5% from the charity stripe.
The Red Storm defensively are ranked 306th in the nation in PPG surrendered with 74.5. They are forcing their opponents into 16.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.4% from the field (135th in D-1). The St. John's defense gives up 34.7% on three-point shots (243 of 700) and their opponents are connecting on 70.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 13.3 assists and 38.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 243rd and 347th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. John's
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