St. John's Red Storm vs DePaul Blue Demons Prediction, 2/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
The DePaul Blue Demons (9-16) will play the St. John's Red Storm (15-11) at Wintrust Arena on Tuesday.
The St. John's Red Storm stepped onto the hardwood against Providence and took home the win by a score of 73-68 in their last contest. St. John's ended with a 44.3% FG percentage (27 out of 61) and made 4 of their 18 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Red Storm made 15 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they earned 35 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 19 assists for this game as well as forcing 11 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When it comes to defending, St. John's allowed the other team to go 33.3% from the floor on 24 of 72 shooting. Providence distributed 16 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. On top of that, Providence collected 42 rebounds (17 offensive, 25 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Providence finished shooting 76.5% at the free throw line by converting 13 of 17 tries. They knocked down 7 out of their 23 shots from downtown. When it comes to fouls, the Red Storm finished with 16 and Providence recorded 17 fouls.
David Jones is one player who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up walking away with 16 points on 6 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 26 mins and collected 7 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 35.3% from the field but had no assists when the time ran out.
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St. John's will enter this contest with a mark of 15-11 on the season. They currently have an average of 76.5 points per outing (68th in college hoops) while going 45.4% from the field. The Red Storm are shooting 33.1% on 3-point shots (152 of 459) and 67.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, St. John's is collecting 39.2 boards per game and has 400 dimes on the season, which is 42nd in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per game and as a group they commit 16.3 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Red Storm are forcing 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.7 personal fouls. They are surrendering 34.4% on shots from downtown while they are 299th in D-1 in opponents points per game (74.0). The Red Storm defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.8% (691 of 1,576) and they surrender 35.8 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 318th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 380 surrendered on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the DePaul Blue Demons went home defeated by a final of 81-65 when they played Villanova. The Blue Demons were able to snag 21 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards totaling 24 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while earning 2 steals for this contest. Villanova earned 15 fouls for the contest which got the Blue Demons to the charity stripe for a total of 10 attempts. They were able to bury 8 of the free throw tries for a clip of 80.0%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, DePaul made 7 of 25 attempts (28.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Blue Demons shot 25 out of 57 from the floor which had them shooting 43.9%. The Blue Demons allowed Villanova to bury 31 of 60 attempts from the field which had them shooting 51.7% for this contest. They finished shooting 34.4% from distance by going 11 out of 32 and finished the game at 8 out of 11 at the free throw line (72.7%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, DePaul permitted Villanova to collect 31 in all (6 offensive).
Umoja Gibson ended up being a factor for the Blue Demons for the matchup. He earned 18 points in his 33 mins on the court and accounted for 3 dimes in this matchup. He buried 6 out of 12 in the matchup giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 3 rebounds.
DePaul has a win-loss mark of 9-16 for the season. The Blue Demons are responsible for committing 18.6 fouls every game and they go 75.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.5 times per contest (153rd in D-1) and they are turning it over 12.7 times per contest. DePaul has totaled 1,777 pts so far this year (71.1 per contest) and they pull down 32.4 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Blue Demons are connecting on 42.3% from the field, which is 295th in the nation.
The DePaul defense allows 34.8% on shots from distance (180 of 517) and opponents are knocking down 70.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 13.6 assists and 38.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 246th and 353rd in those categories on the defensive end. The Blue Demons defensively are ranked 334th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 76.1. They are forcing 12.8 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (288th in the nation).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take DePaul
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