Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Red Storm vs Friars CBB Odds
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9-12 St. John’s Red Storm vs. Providence Friars 13-8
2017 NCAA Basketball – Big East
Date: Wednesday January 25th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM ET
Venue: Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island
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Big East play continues as two teams tied for 7th in the conference meet in Providence, Rhode Island. The St. John’s Red Storm head to Providence to take on the Friars.
St. John’s Red Storm
Coached by Chris Mullen, the Red Storm have struggled in the tough Big East conference this year. At just 3-5 so far in conference play, St. John’s sits 7th in the conference, tied with Providence.
A win here would be big for the Red Storm and would separate them from Providence. To beat the Friars, they’ll need their freshman guards to continue playing extremely well.
Marcus LoVett has had a great freshman campaign thus far. He’s averaging 16.7 points on 46% shooting and has played some clutch minutes for St. John’s. He had a very solid 22-point performance in a tough loss to Seton Hall in the Red Storm’s last game.
Fellow guard Shamorie Ponds has been fantastic in his first year as well. He’s also averaging 16.7 points per game, doing so on 44% shooting. He’s also pulling down about five rebounds each night.
Offense hasn’t been the problem for the Red Storm. It’s been the 246th ranked defense, giving up 74.5 points per game, that has really hurt this team. To beat Providence, the defense will have to have a much better game than usual.
The Providence Friars have had a tough time in the Big East, much like the Red Storm. At 3-5 in the conference, the Friars want this win just as badly as St. John’s does.
Offensively, the Friars leave a lot to be desired. Averaging just 69.1 points per game, Providence ranks 276th in the nation in that category. The team has offensive weapons but not a lot of consistency from them.
Junior guard Kyron Cartwright has proven he can be a force for this team but hasn’t done it consistently. He had a breakout performance against Butler back on New Year’s Day, scoring 26 points. But he followed that up with a one-point performance against Creighton and a five-point performance against DePaul.
Cartwright can be the key to victory, but he can also prevent the Friars from that victory.
Forward Rodney Bullock has been great in his sophomore season. He’s averaging 17.7 points per game on 45% shooting and has been a pillar of consistency, unlike some of his teammates. The Friars will need a lot from him in order to win.
CBB Betting Trends:
- St. John’s is 0-5 ATS in the last five games
- Providence is 4-2 ATS in the last six games
Free St. John’s Red Storm vs. Providence Friars NCAAB Prediction:
Despite the inconsistent tendencies, I think Providence is the better team in this matchup. St. John’s has really struggled so far in Big East play and I don’t think that will change on Wednesday evening. Providence gets the W.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Providence ML
Providence has had its struggles in the Big East, much like St. John’s. However, the Friars have the offensive weapons to lead them to victory. I like the Providence money line here.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: St. John’s 68 – Providence 74
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