St. John's Red Storm vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds
Allstate Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host DePaul Blue Demons and the visiting St. John's Red Storm in college hoops action on Saturday.
DePaul battles the Red Storm, currently sitting with a 10-7 mark (5-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-8 for the Blue Demons and 4-6-1 for the Red Storm.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, DePaul sat as 3-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Blue Demons, most recently No. 118 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Red Storm, who rate No. 109 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-71 victory for the Blue Demons.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature DePaul's No. 116-rated squad against St. John's's No. 126-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, DePaul rates No. 314 in the country with 4.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 334 nationally with 3.9 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. John's owns the country's No. 295-rated mark, allowing 76.2 points per game on the highway. DePaul, on the other hand, rates No. 84 in scoring at home.
Last time out for St. John's, they were a 67-63 winner as they battled Notre Dame at home. They covered in the match as a 7-point underdog. Jakarr Sampson scored 17 points leading the Red Storm to a 67-63 victory over Notre Dame at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.
DePaul was a 75-70 loser in their most recent outing at home against Cincinnati. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Cleveland Melvin chucked in a team-high 32 points for DePaul on Tuesday, but they still came up short in losing 75-70 at Allstate Arena.
St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Rutgers are 4-6
After playing Notre Dame are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-5
After playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
A few Red Storm at Blue Demons trends to consider:
St. John's is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games on the road
DePaul is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
DePaul is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
DePaul is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. John's
DePaul is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing St. John's
St. John's at Rutgers, Wednesday, January 23
DePaul at Pittsburgh, Saturday, January 26