College baskeball point spread favors Bears in battle with Red Storm
St. John's Red Storm vs Baylor Bears Odds
The Baylor Bears will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the St. John's Red Storm at TD Arena on Sunday in NCAA hoops play.
The game is being played at TD Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Bears currently sports a 3-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-2 ATS. The Red Storm are 2-1 and 2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bears produce a 1-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Red Storm have gone 1-1 against the number.
The Bears were listed as 6.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Bears) and the No. 237 (Red Storm) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 85-73 result in favor of the Bears has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Red Storm rank No. 96 in NCAA Division 1 with 39 per game. That compares with Baylor’s No. 72 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Baylor is college basketball's No. 166-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Red Storm rate No. 337 with 2.7 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. John's owns the country's No. 97-rated mark, allowing 53 points per game on the highway. Baylor, on the other hand, rates No. 123 in scoring at home.
St. John's was a 72-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Murray State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Racers grabbed a 72-67 win over the Red Storm on Friday, behind a 23-point effort from Stacy Wilson at TD Arena.
Last time out for Baylor, they were a 60-58 loser as they battled Colorado at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. Cory Jefferson scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 60-58 to Colorado at TD Arena on Friday).
St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Holy Cross are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few Red Storm at Bears trends to consider:
Baylor is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
St. John's home to Holy Cross, Wednesday, November 21
Baylor home to College of Charleston, Saturday, November 24