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NCAA hoops odds preview - St. John's vs. Connecticut

St. John's Red StormConnecticut Huskies
Dec 31, 12:00 PM | Gampel Pavilion

St. John's Red Storm vs Connecticut Huskies Odds

7-5TEAM RECORD11-1

The Huskies will try to cover the spread at Gampel Pavilion on Saturday when they get a visit from the St. John's Red Storm in college basketball action.

This season, the Huskies are 11-1 overall and 3-5 ATS ATS, while the Red Storm are 7-5 and 4-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Connecticut boasts a 2-6 on the OU, and St. John's is 4-5.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 14.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 49 (Huskies) and the No. 253 (Red Storm) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-71 result in favor of the Huskies has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Red Storm is ranked No. 173 in NCAA hoops at 35.5 per game. Contrast that with Connecticut’s No. 24 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Connecticut is the No. 205-ranked team in the country at 5.9 per game, while St. John's rates No. 332 at 4 per game.

Defensively, St. John's features the nation's No. 251-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 126 nationally in scoring at home.

St. John's was a 91-67 winner in its last match at home against Providence. They covered the 2.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Red Storm and Friars didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Providence was handed a 91-67 defeat on Tuesday at Carnesecca Arena.

In their last action, Connecticut was a 60-57 winner on the road against South Florida. They failed to cover the 7–point spread as favorites. Connecticut got 23 points from Jeremy Lamb en route to a 60-57 victory over South Florida on Wednesday at Sun Dome.

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-5
Before playing Louisville are 3-6
After playing Providence are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-1
Before playing Seton Hall are 8-2
After playing South Florida are 3-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Red Storm at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. John's last 5 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. John's last 6 games on the road
St. John's is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. John's is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Connecticut is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against St. John's
Connecticut is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing St. John's

Next up:
St. John's home to Louisville, Tuesday, January 3
Connecticut at Seton Hall, Tuesday, January 3

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