The St. John’s Red Storm (5-0) and the Missouri Tigers (4-1) battle in the AdvoCare Invitational at HP Field House. Tip-off is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET on Friday, November 24, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPNews.
Missouri Tigers vs. St. John’s Red Storm Odds Preview
The Tigers easily got past the Long Beach State 49ers in their last outing, 95-58. Jordan Geist was the games leading scorer with 16 points on 4-for-6 shooting. Missouri dominated every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.1 (better than their season average of 20.1) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.597 (above their season average of 0.550). For those same stats, Long Beach State put up marks of 23.0 and 0.389, respectively.
In the Red Storm’s last game, they beat the Oregon State Beavers, 82-77. With 26 points on 5-for-17 shooting, Shamorie Ponds was the top scorer from either team. The Red Storm had a fantastically low turnover percentage of 7.0 (better than their season average of 14.0) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.9 (above their season average of 29.4).
It will be a matchup of contrasting paces as the fast-paced Red Storm will look to push the more half-court-oriented Tigers. Dating back to last season, the Red Storm rank 47th in possessions per game while the Tigers are 177th.
Missouri Tigers vs. St. John’s Red Storm Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – St. John’s, ATS Winner – St. John’s, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Red Storm rank 94th in three pointers attempted per game (22.8) while the Tigers rank 214th in three pointers allowed per game (22.2).
- St. John’s ranks fifth in blocks per game (5.8) while Missouri ranks 247th (2.4).
- The Tigers average 37.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 111th in the nation. The Red Storm rank 301st in rebounds allowed per game (38.6).
- Missouri ranks 72nd in assists allowed per game (12.0) while St. John’s ranks 236th (14.3).