St. John's Red Storm vs DePaul Blue Demons Prediction, 2/27/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
The St. John's Red Storm (15-12) are en route to Wintrust Arena on Sunday where they will meet the DePaul Blue Demons (13-14).
The St. John's Red Storm faced Creighton and took a loss by a score of 81-78 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Red Storm walked away with 15 while Creighton had 11 fouls. They also knocked down 7 out of their 24 shots from beyond the arc. Creighton finished the game shooting 66.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 8 of their 12 shots. Moreover, Creighton pulled down 40 rebounds (8 offensive, 32 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Creighton totaled 20 assists and had 3 steals for the contest. In regard to the defense, St. John's allowed their opponent to shoot 51.6% from the field on 33 out of 64 shooting. They also distributed 18 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When talking about pulling down boards, they earned 36 with 11 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Red Storm knocked down 5 of their 9 tries for a percentage of 55.6%. St. John's walked away from the contest with a 41.3% FG percentage (33 out of 80) and knocked down 7 of their 19 shots from beyond the arc.
Posh Alexander is one guy who came through for this contest. He went 54.5% from the floor and earned 3 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 19 minutes and snagged 6 rebounds. He ended up with 13 points on 6 out of 11 shooting.
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St. John's enters this game with a record of 15-12 so far this year. They average 79.2 pts per game (23rd in D-1) while hitting 45.1% from the field. The Red Storm are hitting 34.0% from downtown (201 of 592) and 66.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, St. John's is grabbing 38.1 boards per game and has racked up 506 assists this season, which has them ranked 5th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 12.3 times per game and as a squad they commit 17.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Red Storm are able to force 16.4 turnovers every game while drawing 16.6 fouls. They are ranked 220th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 360 relinquished for the campaign. The Red Storm defense is allowing a FG percentage of 42.2% (694 of 1,644) and they surrender 38.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 35.6% from 3-point land and they are ranked 289th in the nation in opponents points per game (73.5).
In their last game, the DePaul Blue Demons got the victory with a final of 68-65 when they played Georgetown. Regarding rebounds, DePaul permitted Georgetown to grab 31 in total (12 on the offensive side). They went 28.6% from three-point range by shooting 6 out of 21 and ended up going 13 out of 19 at the charity stripe (68.4%). The Blue Demons allowed Georgetown to bury 23 out of 60 attempts from the floor which had them at 38.3% in the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Blue Demons shot 23 out of 51 from the floor which had them shooting 45.1%. In terms of shots from distance, DePaul knocked down 4 of their 16 tries (25.0%). They were able to bury 18 of them for a percentage of 64.3%. Georgetown was called for 18 fouls for this contest which got the Blue Demons to the free throw line for 28 shots. They turned it over 14 times, while recording 10 steals for this contest. The Blue Demons recorded 27 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 35 in the game.
Yor Anei ended up being a factor for the Blue Demons in this contest. He made 4 out of 6 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and totaled 7 rebounds. He tallied 11 points in his 21 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
DePaul has a record of 13-14 so far this year. The Blue Demons commit 15.5 personal fouls per contest while shooting 68.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.1 times per contest (311th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per game. DePaul has scored 1,941 pts for the campaign (71.9 per contest) and they grab 38.7 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Blue Demons are shooting 42.7% from the field, which ranks them 264th in the country.
The DePaul defense concedes 33.9% on three-point shots (202 of 596) and their opposition knocks down 75.3% of their foul shots. They relinquish 12.2 dimes and 36.0 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 141st and 266th in those categories. The Blue Demons on defense are ranked 221st in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 70.3. They are able to force 12.1 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.9% from the floor (114th in the nation).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take DePaul
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