Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Blue Demons vs. Red Storm CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
- (5-3) DePaul Blue Demons vs. St. John’s Red Storm (8-1)
- Date: Wednesday, December 7th
- Time: 6:30 ET
- Venue: Carnesecca Arena, Queens
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Blue Demons +311 | Red Storm -402
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: DePaul +8.5 | St. John’s -8.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 155.5
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DePaul Blue Demons
DePaul heads into their matchup vs St. John’s with a record of 5-3 and riding a 2 game win streak. Out of 4 games road games this season, the Blue Demons have a record of 2-2. Having been the underdog in 3 games, DePaul has gone 1-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +8.5 underdogs on the spread. Today’s game will be the first conference game of the season for DePaul. Last season, they put together a record of 6-15 in Big East action.
Coming into the game, Javan Johnson is the team leader in scoring, averaging 18.38 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Johnson is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and adding 2.12 assists. DePaul’s second leading scorer is Umoja Gibson, who has hit 40.8% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 17.38 points per game.
The Blue Demons offense heads into the game, ranked 135th in the NCAA at 73.3 points per contest. DePaul’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside as 65.69% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 264th in overall field goal percentage at 43.4%. When the Blue Demons have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 31.8% of their looks.
In terms of pace, DePaul is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 68.9 per contest, placing them just 381st in college basketball. Currently, the team is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, at 38.5 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 11.8 offensive boards per game.
St. John’s Red Storm
As they head into their 10th game of the season, St. John’s currently holds a 8-1 record. Currently, St. John’s has been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 7-0. Getting ready to play for the 8 times as the favorite, the Red Storm have gone 8-0 in those matchups. Playing at home, St. John’s comes into this game as -8.5 point favorites. Today’s game will be the first conference game of the season for St. John’s. Last season, they put together a record of 9-12 in Big East action.
Coming into the game, David Jones is the team leader in scoring, averaging 14.89 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Jones is grabbing 6.89 rebounds and adding 2.22 assists. St. John’s’ second leading scorer is Joel Soriano, who has hit 60.7% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 14.33 points per game.
On offense, the Red Storm are one of the top units in the country at 79.6 points per game, placing them 19th in the NCAA. St. John’s’ offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside as 67.62% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 135th in overall field goal percentage at 45.3%. When the Red Storm has taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 33.5% of their looks.
In terms of pace, St. John’s is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 73.4 per contest, placing them just 207th in college basketball. Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average at 37.8 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 12.0 offensive boards per game.
CBB Betting Trends
- DePaul is 3-2 vs the spread in their last 5 games. The Blue Demons are 2-3 straight up in these matchups.
- DePaul is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 5-5 SU.
- The Blue Demons are 1-2 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs the spread in these contests.
- The Red Storm are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 1-2 vs the spread in these contests.
Free DePaul Blue Demons vs St. John’s Red Storm NCAAB Prediction:
Free Spread Prediction: St. John’s Red Storm -8.5
When analyzing this matchup between the St. John’s Red Storm and the DePaul Blue Demons, we see grabbing St. John’s to come out on top and cover the spread. The oddsmakers have the St. John’s as the heavy favorite, with a point spread sitting at -8.5. Not only do we like St. John’s’ historical performance as the favorite, as they are 2-3 vs the spread in their last 5 games when favored to win. But, they are matched up against a team that plays a similar style of basketball. So far, both St. John’s and DePaul are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Before tip-off, go ahead and get your bet down on St. John’s to win and cover the spread.
Free CBB Betting Pick: St. John’s ATS
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