St. John’s Red Storm at Georgetown Hoyas Free Prediction 01/08/20

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It will be a showdown between two great offenses when the Georgetown Hoyas (10-5, 0-2 Big East) take on the St. John’s Red Storm (11-4, 0-2 Big East) at Capital One Arena. The game begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

St. John’s Red Storm vs. Georgetown Hoyas ATS Odds

Both teams fell in their last contest. The Hoyas fell to the Seton Hall Pirates, 78-62, while the Red Storm were defeated by the Xavier Musketeers, 75-67.

St. John’s had a turnover percentage of 7.9 (better than their season average of 14.2) while Georgetown had a turnover percentage of 12.5 (better than their season average of 17.7). Mac McClung had a good game for Georgetown, finishing with 20 points. St. John’s was led by LJ Figueroa, who recorded 17 points.

This series was highly contested last year, as the teams split their two games last season. In the most recent contest, the Hoyas won 89-78. Georgetown did a terrific job of making free throws (16-19; 84.2 percent). St. John’s, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (9.7 vs. 20.8). This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

There should be a fair amount of transition offense in this contest that features a pair of the country’s more fast-paced teams. Georgetown currently ranks 43rd in possessions per game (73.4) and St. John’s is 24th (74.6).

St. John’s vs. Georgetown Betting Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Georgetown, ATS Winner – Georgetown, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Georgetown ranks 37th in rebounds per game (40.4) while St. John’s ranks 260th in rebounds allowed per game (39.9).
  • The Hoyas rank 35th in blocks per game (4.7) while the Red Storm rank 102nd in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
  • St. John’s ranks 215th in three pointers attempted per game (19.4) while Georgetown ranks 253rd (17.9).
  • The Red Storm average 10.5 steals per game, which ranks third in the nation. The Hoyas rank 180th in steals allowed per game (8.1).
  • St. John’s averages 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 84th in the country. Georgetown ranks 196th in assists allowed per game (14.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hoyas’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.4, up from 6.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Red Storm have scored an average of 72.4 points per game (5.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.0 points per game (0.9 below their season average).