Providence Friars host St. John's Red Storm in college basketball action
St. John's Red Storm vs Providence Friars Odds
The Providence Friars host St. John's on Saturday, looking to build on their 15-12 mark against the 16-11 Red Storm in college hoops action at Dunkin Donuts Center.
The Friars sit at 15-12 (13-9-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Red Storm are currently 16-11 (11-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Providence is 14-7 OU, and St. John's is 10-10-1 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Friars at No. 55 and the Red Storm at No. 82 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-67 result in favor of the Friars.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Red Storm rank No. 93 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.6 per game. That compares with Providence’s No. 63 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Providence is college basketball's No. 221-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Red Storm rate No. 338 with 4 per game.
Defensively, St. John's features the nation's No. 233-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Providence, meanwhile, comes in at No. 220 nationally in scoring at home.
St. John's lost its last outing, a 63-47 result against Pittsburgh on February 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. The Red Storm got 14 points from Jakarr Sampson, but it was Pittsburgh that prevailed in a 63-47 final on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
Providence was a 76-72 winner in its last match on the road against Rutgers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Providence earned a 76-72 victory over Rutgers on Saturday, getting 22 points from Bryce Cotton at Louis Brown Athletic Center.
St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Notre Dame are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4
Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Seton Hall are 4-6
After playing Rutgers are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
A few Red Storm at Friars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. John's last 6 games on the road
St. John's is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games on the road
St. John's is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Providence
Providence is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against St. John's
Providence is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Providence's last 5 games when playing St. John's
Providence is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing St. John's
St. John's at Notre Dame, Tuesday, March 5
Providence home to Seton Hall, Tuesday, March 5