Postseason NIT - Virginia Cavaliers vs St. John's Red Storm Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

St. John's Red StormVirginia Cavaliers
March 24, 11:00 AM | John Paul Jones Arena

St. John's Red Storm vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the Virginia Cavaliers try to run the St. John's Red Storm off the court at John Paul Jones Arena in college hoops action.

Virginia will face the 17-15 Red Storm, who own a 14-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 13-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Red Storm are 11-14-1 favoring the OVER.

View St Johns vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Cavaliers, most recently No. 122 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Red Storm, who rate No. 89 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-62 victory for the Cavaliers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia's No. 260-ranked offense, averaging 64.1 PPG, against a Red Storm defense that ranks No. 160 at 66.1 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Red Storm marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. John's owns the country's No. 186-rated mark, allowing 69.9 points per game on the highway. Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 268 in scoring at home.

St. John's won its last outing, a 63-61 result against Saint Joseph's on March 19. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. St. John's got 16 points from Jakarr Sampson en route to a 63-61 victory over Saint Joseph's on Tuesday at Hagan Arena.

Virginia won its last outing, a 67-56 result against Norfolk State on March 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 16-point favorite. Virginia got 15 points from Akil Mitchell en route to a 67-56 victory over Norfolk State on Tuesday at John Paul Jones Arena.

A few Red Storm at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. John's last 5 games on the road
St. John's is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Virginia is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia's last 7 games at home
Virginia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
St. John's at Virginia, Monday, March 25
Virginia home to St. John's, Monday, March 25

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