St. John's Red Storm vs Providence Friars Prediction, 1/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Providence Friars
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI
The St. John's Red Storm (9-3) are headed to Dunkin Donuts Center on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Providence Friars (13-2).
The St. John's Red Storm stepped onto the hardwood against DePaul and took home the win by a score of 89-84 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Red Storm ended up with 18 and DePaul recorded 18 fouls. They also buried 11 of 28 attempts from three-point range. DePaul finished 59.1% from the charity stripe by burying 13 of their 22 tries. Furthermore, DePaul snagged 40 rebounds (11 offensive, 29 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. DePaul doled out 15 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. In terms of defense, St. John's allowed the other team to go 44.1% from the floor on 30 of 68 shooting. They also dished out 18 dimes for the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they earned 39 with 11 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Red Storm knocked down 13 of 23 attempts for a percentage of 56.5%. St. John's ended having earned a 47.8% FG percentage (33 of 69) and buried 10 of their 18 shots from distance.
Julian Champagnie is one guy who was a factor in this matchup. He finished the contest at 54.5% from the floor and distributed 1 assist. He was on the court for 35 mins and also snagged 16 boards. He totaled 34 points on 12 of 22 shooting.
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St. John's comes into this matchup with a mark of 9-3 this season. They currently have an average of 83.2 points per contest (13th in D-1) while going 48.4% from the floor. The Red Storm are shooting 36.6% on three-point shots (96 of 262) and 68.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, St. John's is pulling in 37.6 boards per game and is sitting with 232 dimes for the season, which ranks 27th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.4 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Red Storm have forced 17.8 turnovers every game and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They currently rank 172nd in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 159 surrendered this year. The Red Storm defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 41.3% (307 of 743) and they surrender 37.1 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are conceding 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 279th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (72.8).
In their last game, the Providence Friars took a loss by a score of 88-56 when they played Marquette. The Friars pulled down 16 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 31 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 4 steals for the contest. Marquette was called for 20 fouls in the game which got the Friars to the charity stripe for 20 tries. They were able to bury 13 of those for a rate of 65.0%. With respect to shots from beyond the arc, Providence converted 5 of 19 attempts (26.3%). When the game finished, the Friars walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 32.8%. The Friars allowed Marquette to knock down 31 of their 59 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 52.5% for the matchup. They shot 43.5% from 3-point land by connecting on 10 out of 23 and finished the contest at 16 out of 18 from the free throw line (88.9%). When it comes to attacking the glass, Providence permitted Marquette to snag 35 in all (12 offensive).
Ed Croswell was important for the Friars in this contest. He buried 5 of 6 for this contest giving him a rate of 83.3%, and tallied 7 rebounds. He tallied 11 points in his 18 minutes on the hardwood, but left the arena with no assists.
Providence has a record of 13-2 for the year. The Friars are committing 15.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 71.0% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 13.3 times per contest (184th in college basketball) and they turn it over 11.3 times per contest. Providence has 1,033 points on the season (68.9 per contest) and they average 37.3 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Friars are connecting on 43.2% from the field, which is ranked 231st in the nation.
The Friars on the defensive side of the court are 62nd in the nation in points per game surrendered with 62.9. They have forced 11.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 39.7% from the floor (67th in D-1). The Providence defense surrenders 31.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (105 of 331) and opponents are making 70.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 11.3 assists and 33.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 99th and 130th in D-1.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Providence
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