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St. John's Red StormDuke Blue Devils
Jan 28, 12:00 PM | Cameron Indoor Stadium

St. John's Red Storm vs Duke Blue Devils Odds

9-11TEAM RECORD17-3

The St. John's Red Storm will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Blue Devils in Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Blue Devils currently sports a 17-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-12 ATS. The Red Storm are 9-11 and 6-10-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Blue Devils produce a 13-6-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Red Storm have gone 8-9 against the number.

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Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Red Storm listed as 18.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Devils rated this week at No. 68 and the Red Storm sitting at No. 204. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 82-69 result in favor of the Blue Devils.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Duke's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 80.2 PPG, against a Red Storm defense that ranks No. 197 at 67.6 PPG. The Blue Devils field goal percentage has averaged 49.2% so far, more than the Red Storm marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.

Defensively, St. John's features the nation's No. 225-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 nationally in scoring at home.

St. John's won its last outing, a 78-62 result against West Virginia on January 25. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Moe Harkless scored 23 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading St. John's over West Virginia, 78-62, on Wednesday at Carnesecca Arena.

Last time out for Duke, they were a 74-61 winner as they battled Maryland on the road. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. Mason Plumlee scored 23 points and helped out with 12 rebounds for Duke on Wednesday, leading the Blue Devils to a 74-61 victory over Maryland at Comcast Center.

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing DePaul are 5-5
After playing West Virginia are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Virginia Tech are 8-2
After playing Maryland are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Red Storm at Blue Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. John's last 6 games on the road
St. John's is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
St. John's is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
St. John's is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Duke
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. John's
Duke is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
Duke is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing St. John's
Duke is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
St. John's at DePaul, Wednesday, February 1
Duke at Virginia Tech, Thursday, February 2

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