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(10-8) St. John’s Red Storm vs. Xavier Musketeers (16-3)
Date: Wedday, January 17, 2018
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Xavier -12.5
CBB Betting Total: 155
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St. John’s Red Storm
St. John’s is the lone winless team remaining in the Big East. The Johnnies haven’t been a pushover, though. They just haven’t found a winning recipe in any one of these games yet.
St. John’s has played competitive at Seton Hall, at Creighton, and at home against Georgetown and Villanova. It was a one or two-possession game for much of the second half against the #1 team in the country over the weekend.
After missing the Seton Hall game, Shamorie Ponds has played in the last four for St. John’s. He’s scoring over 20 points per game, but his three-point shooting has been a mystery this season.
He wasn’t great last season, but he managed to make 37.5 percent of his more than six attempts per game. This season, he’s shooting slightly more threes and only making 18.5 percent of them.
You have to think he could be scoring 25 a game, or more, if he was shooting as well from out there as we know he can. I’m not sure what’s up with that drop-off.
Xavier had lost two in a row coming into its weekend matchup against Creighton. The Blue Jays were just small underdogs in Cincinnati and the Musketeers made a statement to snap their losing streak and stay in the hunt with a 22-point blowout.
Trevon Bluiett scored an efficient 24 points and the Musketeers got two double-digit point performances off the bench. Kerem Kanter was inserted into the starting lineup and put up 12 points and eight rebounds in the win.
Xavier is about 11 points better than St. John’s at KenPom, but I doubt this will be an easy game with the opponent still hungry for that first win.
CBB Betting Trends:
- SJU are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- Under is 8-2 in XAV last 10 vs. Big East.
- XAV are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 home games.
- XAV are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall.
Free St. John’s vs. Xavier NCAAB Prediction: St. John’s covers a close one.
Xavier better not come out flat because St. John’s will be ready to go for this game. It’s not intimidated by the big cats in the Big East, we’ve already seen that.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: St. John’s ATS
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: St. John’s 76 – Xavier 81
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