Cincinnati Bearcats vs St. John's Red Storm Preview
St. John's Red Storm vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds
Cincinnati looks to cover the Bearcats-Red Storm pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 13-1 mark when they host St. John's in college basketball wagering action.
The Bearcats bring a 13-1 record (6-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-5 Red Storm, who are 3-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Cincinnati go 4-5 so far and the Red Storm go 4-2-1.
The Red Storm were listed as 14.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 16 (Bearcats) and the No. 153 (Red Storm) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 88-72 result in favor of the Bearcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Red Storm rank No. 146 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.1 per game. That compares with Cincinnati’s No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cincinnati is college basketball's No. 77-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Red Storm rate No. 314 with 4.4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. John's owns the country's No. 335-rated mark, allowing 82.2 points per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 71 in scoring at home.
St. John's lost its last outing, a 98-86 result against Villanova on January 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog. The Red Storm got a huge 36-point effort from D'Angelo Harrison but still lost 98-86 against Villanova on Wednesday at Villanova Pavilion.
Cincinnati was a 70-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Pittsburgh. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Bearcats grabbed a 70-61 win over the Panthers on Monday, behind an 18 -point effort from Cashmere Wright at Petersen Events Center.
St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Rutgers are 3-7
After playing Villanova are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Notre Dame are 5-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-5
After a win are 9-1
A few Red Storm at Bearcats trends to consider:
St. John's is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
St. John's is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing St. John's
Cincinnati is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
Cincinnati is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
St. John's home to Rutgers, Wednesday, January 9
Cincinnati home to Notre Dame, Monday, January 7