Georgetown Hoyas host St. John's Red Storm in college basketball action
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