NCAA hoops odds preview - Connecticut vs. St. John's
Connecticut Huskies vs St. John's Red Storm Odds
Connecticut travels to St. John's on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 15-5 record with a victory over the Red Storm.
The Huskies will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 7-8-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Red Storm are 8-9 ATS. Connecticut is 8-8 on the totals; St. John's is 7-8-1.
The Red Storm were listed as 1.5-point underdogs 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:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 77-rated Connecticut taking on the No. 60-rated Red Storm in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-70 win for the Huskies on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature St. John's's No. 108-rated squad against Connecticut's No. 284-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, St. John's rates No. 339 in the country with 3.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 181 nationally with 6 per match.
Defensively, Connecticut features the nation's No. 222-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 231 nationally in scoring at home.
Connecticut won its last outing, a 69-64 result against South Florida on February 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite. The Huskies grabbed a 69-64 win over the Bulls on Sunday, behind a 24-point effort from Shabazz Napier at Gampel Pavilion.
In their last action, St. John's was a 68-56 loser on the road against Georgetown. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. St. John's got 18 points from Jakarr Sampson but lost anyway, 68-56, to Georgetown on Saturday at Verizon Center.
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Seton Hall are 7-3
After playing South Florida are 4-3
After a win are 7-3
St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Syracuse are 5-5
After playing Georgetown are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Huskies at Red Storm trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Connecticut's last 12 games on the road
Connecticut is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. John's
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. John's
Connecticut is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. John's is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. John's last 5 games when playing at home against Connecticut
St. John's is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. John's last 10 games when playing Connecticut
Connecticut at Seton Hall, Sunday, February 10
St. John's at Syracuse, Sunday, February 10