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(13-10) Providence Friars vs. St. Johns Red Storm (17-6)
Date: Saturday, February 9
Time: 12:00PM EST
Venue: Carnaseca Arena, Queens, New York
NCAAB Moneyline Odds: OFF
NCAAB Betting Odds: St. John’s -7.5
NCAAB Betting Total: 144
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The St. John’s Red Storm continue to be a threat within the Big East conference despite losing three of their last five games. Nonetheless, they find themselves occupying third place while only being four games behind the Marquette Golden Eagles for the number two spot.
The Providence Friars have dropped three straight contests as they were stifled on offense throughout their outing with the Georgetown Hoyas. In all, 37% shooting along with 18% from three-point range was all the Friars could muster as they have failed to reach the 70-point mark in their last three outings.
St. Johns Red Storm
The Red Storm was able to atone for a 30-point whipping from the Duke Blue Devils in which to pick up an all-important conference win over the Marquette Golden Eagles most recently. St. John’s was also able to sweep the series amongst the two squads as they followed up a 20-point win at home earlier in the year with a slim, one-point victory.
Shamorie Ponds (20 ppg, 5 rebs, 5 ass) continues to lead the Red Storm on the offensive end as he pumped in 28 points versus the Golden Eagles. Also, Ponds has reached 20 points or more in nine of the last ten outings for the Red Storm. Justin Simon (10 ppg, 5 rebs) has struggled recently for St. Johns, yet poured in 19 points while grabbing six rebounds in the victory as well.
The Red Storm will be looking to remain sharp with upcoming matchups with Providence along with Butler looming. Of course, in losing two of their last three games at home, St. Johns will be looking to get back on the winning track versus a struggling Providence squad that has dropped four of their last five road games entering this contest.
The Providence Friars’ Alpha Diallo (17 ppg, 8 rebs) was the only double-digit scorer for the Friars in their matchup versus the Hoyas as he finished with 22 points along with 6 rebounds. Diallo has essentially carried the team on his back all season while currently averaging 20 points per game along with 6 rebounds in the last four outings for Providence.
The problem has been a severe lack of offensive production from anyone other than Diallo. In all, the Friars are shooting just 41% from the field along with posting an average of 71 points per game. The defense has been much more consistent, however, in allowing 45% shooting along with 76 points to Georgetown.
The Friars will be looking to halt their current skid on the road where they have struggled throughout the season. Of course, their defense will certainly bring the focus as they will soon find out that guarding Ponds will not be an easy task. .
NCAAB Betting Trends:
- Under is 20-6-2 in PROV last 28 vs. Big East.
- Under is 7-3 in PROV last 10 Sat. games.
- PROV is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Under is 6-2 in SJU last 8 overall.
- SJU is 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Big East.
Free Providence Friars vs St. John’s Red Storm NCAAB Prediction:
St. John’s will roll in this contest as they will be facing a team in Providence that has struggled away from home all season. Also, with the Red Storm looking to make up some ground on the Golden Eagles for the 2nd place slot within the division, look for the home team to take control of this game early and often in which to pick up a win in the end.
Again, Ponds continues to play very well at this point in the season, as he will be the catalyst for yet another huge victory at home on Saturday. Look for the final to be a score of 76-61 in favor of the Red Storm.
4* Free NCAAB Betting Pick: St. John’s Red Storm-7.5
I will back St. John’s and the points versus a struggling road team in the Friars. One can look for the road team to make this game competitive early, however, the home team will be too much in the end as Ponds and company will win in convincing fashion while covering the spread.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Friars 61 – Red Storm 76
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