St. John's Red Storm vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds
St. John's travels to Georgetown on Saturday, hoping to boost its 14-7 record with a victory over the Hoyas.
The Hoyas are 15-4 so far on the season, and 8-7 ATS vs. the number. The Red Storm, meanwhile, are 14-7 and 8-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Georgetown go 7-8 and the Red Storm go 6-8-1 on the totals.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Georgetown sat as 9.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hoyas rated this week at No. 74 and the Red Storm sitting at No. 64. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 72-66 result in favor of the Hoyas.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgetown's No. 261 nationally ranked offense (63.9 points per game) against a Red Storm defense that sits as the No. 182 at 66.3 PPG. The Hoyas have been averaging 45.8% from the field, more than the Red Storm have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
Defensively, St. John's features the nation's No. 220-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.9 points per game. Georgetown, meanwhile, comes in at No. 280 nationally in scoring at home.
St. John's won its last outing, a 79-74 result against DePaul on January 30. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. D'Angelo Harrison scored 17 points leading the Red Storm to a 79-74 victory over DePaul at Carnesecca Arena on Wednesday.
Georgetown was a 74-52 winner in its last match at home against Seton Hall. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Hoyas and Pirates didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Seton Hall was handed a 74-52 defeat on Wednesday at Verizon Center.
St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Connecticut are 6-4
After playing DePaul are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Rutgers are 5-5
After playing Seton Hall are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Red Storm at Hoyas trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. John's last 7 games when playing on the road against Georgetown
St. John's is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Georgetown
St. John's is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
St. John's is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Georgetown
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. John's
Georgetown is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Georgetown's last 7 games when playing at home against St. John's
Georgetown is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. John's home to Connecticut, Wednesday, February 6
Georgetown at Rutgers, Saturday, February 9