Princeton Tigers at St. John’s Red Storm ATS Prediction


The St. John’s Red Storm (8-0) look to remain undefeated when they clash against the Princeton Tigers (4-3) at Madison Square Garden. The game begins at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Princeton Tigers vs. St. John’s Red Storm Betting Odds

Both teams had no trouble getting past their last opponent. The Red Storm defeated the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds 76-55, while the Tigers beat the DeSales Bulldogs 85-51.

Princeton played a flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.333 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 48.8. For those same stats, DeSales was 0.050 and 24.4, respectively. The Red Storm, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (20.1 vs. 29.2) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.500 vs. 0.375). St. John’s’ Shamorie Ponds had a good game, putting up 20 points. Meanwhile, Myles Stephens was a key piece for Princeton with 21 points.

St. John’s should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, St. John’s ranks 30th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.1 percent), while Princeton has forced the 99th-fewest turnovers (17.8 percent).

Princeton at St. John’s Odds Pick

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

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • St. John’s ranks 15th in steals per game (8.5) while Princeton ranks 232nd (5.1).
  • The Red Storm rank 29th in blocks per game (4.7) while the Tigers rank 152nd (3.2).
  • St. John’s ranks 158th in assists per game (13.3) while Princeton ranks 231st (12.3).
  • The Tigers rank 39th in three pointers attempted per game (26.1) while the Red Storm rank 250th in three pointers allowed per game (24.7).
  • Princeton ranks 124th in rebounds allowed per game (34.2) while St. John’s ranks 274th (38.7).