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Providence Friars host St. John's Red Storm in college basketball action

St. John's Red StormProvidence Friars
March 2, 8:00 PM | Dunkin Donuts Center

St. John's Red Storm vs Providence Friars Odds

16-11TEAM RECORD15-12

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.

View St Johns vs Providence Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Providence opened as 7.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

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.

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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

Next up:
St. John's at Notre Dame, Tuesday, March 5
Providence home to Seton Hall, Tuesday, March 5