Providence Friars vs St. John's Red Storm Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Providence Friars vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Carnesecca Arena in Jamaica, NY
The Providence Friars (17-6) are headed to Carnesecca Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the St. John's Red Storm (14-11).
The Providence Friars played Xavier and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 85-83 in their last game. Providence ended the game with a 43.5% field goal percentage (30 of 69) and converted 9 out of their 20 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Friars buried 14 of their 18 shots for a rate of 77.8%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned 39 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 18 assists for this contest while forcing 5 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With respect to the defense, Providence allowed 46.4% from the floor on 32 out of 69 shooting. Xavier earned 22 assists and had 4 steals in the game. Furthermore, Xavier pulled down 36 rebounds (12 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Xavier shot 56.5% when shooting free throws by making 13 of their 23 tries. They converted 8 of their 23 tries from distance. Concerning fouls, the Friars finished with 20 and Xavier racked up 14 fouls.
Noah Locke is a player who had an impact in the game. He finished the game shooting 57.1% from the field but had no dimes when the game ended. He saw the court for 40 minutes played and also collected 5 boards. He accumulated 22 points on 8 out of 14 shooting.
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Providence enters this one with a record of 17-6 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 78.6 points per contest (33rd in Division 1) on 47.0% from the field. The Friars are connecting on 34.4% on shots from beyond the arc (144 of 418) and 74.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Providence is grabbing 39.7 rebounds per contest and has earned 337 assists on the season, which has them ranked 120th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.7 times per game and as a group they commit 15.1 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Friars are forcing 11.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.7 fouls. They are giving up 32.3% on three-point shots while they are 164th in college hoops in points per game allowed (68.9). The Friars defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.8% (594 of 1,387) and they surrender 30.7 boards per contest as a group. They are 80th in college basketball in giving up assists with 270 conceded so far this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the St. John's Red Storm took a loss by a final score of 68-66 when they faced Butler. In reference to how they attacked the glass, St. John's allowed Butler to pull down 29 in total (8 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 33.3% from distance by hitting 8 of 24 and ended up shooting 14 of 21 at the free throw line (66.7%). The Red Storm allowed Butler to convert 23 out of their 56 tries from the floor which had them at 41.1% for this contest. In all, the Red Storm went 29 out of 59 from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.2%. With respect to shots from downtown, St. John's buried 4 of 10 tries (40.0%). They were able to make 4 of the free throws for a rate of 66.7%. Butler committed 11 personal fouls in this contest which took the Red Storm to the free throw line for a total of 6 shots. They turned it over 10 times, while earning 8 steals in the game. The Red Storm were able to snag 26 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 31 in this matchup.
Posh Alexander ended up having an impact for the Red Storm in this matchup. He racked up 17 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and tallied 6 assists in this game. He knocked down 8 of 11 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 72.7%, and tallied 9 rebounds.
St. John's has a win-loss mark of 14-11 on the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Red Storm are shooting 45.5% from the field, which is 131st in the country. St. John's has totaled 1,915 points for the season (76.6 per contest) and they collect 39.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 15.2 times per game (53rd in the nation) and they turn it over 13.4 times per game. The Red Storm are committing 16.3 fouls per game and they connect on 66.9% from the charity stripe.
The Red Storm defensively are ranked 303rd in D-1 in PPG given up with 74.3. They have forced 14.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (238th in the nation). The St. John's defense allows 34.6% on 3-pointers (201 of 581) and opponents are knocking down 70.0% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 14.6 dimes and 35.3 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 313th and 261st in those categories.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Providence
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