Mercer Bears vs. St. John’s Red Storm Betting Prediction 11/06/19

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The St. John’s Red Storm welcome the Mercer Bears to Carnesecca Arena to commence their seasons. Action begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

Mercer Bears at St. John’s Red Storm Betting Odds

Following an 18-11 regular season campaign, St. John’s made the tournament as an 11 seed in the tournament last season. They lost in the First Four to the Arizona State Sun Devils. Meanwhile, Mercer did not reach the tournament following an 11-19 regular season campaign.

Last season, the Bears were 11-19 straight up (SU) and 13-13-3 against the spread (ATS). Of Mercer’s 29 games that accepted bets last year, 16 finished over the projected point total.

On the other side, the Red Storm owned records of 18-11 SU and 14-16-1 ATS last season. Unlike Mercer, St. John’s games had a slight tendency to finish under the projected point total (51.7 percent).

This contest should be a showdown of conflicting paces. Last season, St. John’s preferred to play up-tempo (46th in possessions per game), while Mercer was slower-paced (192nd in possessions per game).

Mercer Bears at St. John’s Red Storm Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – St. John’s, ATS Winner – St. John’s, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • St. John’s ranks 101st in three pointers attempted per game (23.8) while Mercer ranks 307th in three pointers allowed per game (26.8).
  • The Bears rank 176th in rebounds allowed per game (35.2) while the Red Storm rank 292nd (38.8).
  • St. John’s averages 13.9 assists per game, which ranks 117th in the NCAA. Mercer ranks 194th in assists allowed per game (13.7).
  • The Red Storm rank 23rd in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Bears rank 202nd (3.9).
  • St. John’s ranks ninth in steals per game (8.9) while Mercer ranks 179th in steals allowed per game (6.6).