St. John’s Red Storm vs. Providence Friars ATS Prediction 01/15/20

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The St. John’s Red Storm (12-5, 1-3 Big East) will be at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center to take on the Providence Friars (10-7, 3-1 Big East) in a Big East matchup. The game gets underway at 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

St. John’s Red Storm at Providence Friars Betting Odds

In their last game, the Friars lost to the sixth-ranked Butler Bulldogs, 70-58, while the Red Storm were victorious over the DePaul Blue Demons, 74-67.

St. John’s’ 9.8 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over DePaul, who had a rate of 23.5. The Red Storm’s mark was better than their season average of 14.0, while the Blue Demons’ was above their season average of 17.3. Providence, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 10.5 (better than their season average of 16.4). Alpha Diallo had a good game for Providence, putting up 21 points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, Rasheem Dunn was a key piece for St. John’s with 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

The Friars dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the most recent matchup, Providence won 78-59. One of Providence’s largest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They had 37 free throw attempts, while St. John’s had just 18. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Providence might have a tough time putting up points as they clash against one of the country’s best defenses. St. John’s currently ranks 51st in defensive efficiency while the Friars rank 203rd in offensive efficiency. Moreover, the Red Storm rank 23rd in turnover percentage (16.3 percent), while the Friars rank 45th in opponents’ turnover percentage (23.3 percent).

St. John’s at Providence Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Providence, ATS Winner – St. John’s, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Providence ranks 56th in rebounds per game (38.7) while St. John’s ranks 262nd in rebounds allowed per game (40.3).
  • The Red Storm average 10.6 steals per game, which ranks fifth in the NCAA. The Friars rank 125th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
  • St. John’s averages 4.5 blocks per game, which is ranked 41st in the country. Providence ranks 123rd in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
  • The Friars rank 25th in assists per game (16.4) while the Red Storm rank 170th in assists allowed per game (13.6).
  • Providence ranks 90th in three pointers allowed per game (20.5) while St. John’s ranks 233rd (24.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Friars’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.6, down from 5.8 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Red Storm have scored an average of 67.0 points per game (9.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.2 points per game (3.1 above their season average).