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St. John's favored by 6 against DePaul on Wednesday

DePaul Blue DemonsSt. John's Red Storm
Jan 30, 9:00 PM | Carnesecca Arena

DePaul Blue Demons vs St. John's Red Storm Odds

10-9TEAM RECORD13-7

A key college battle sees the visiting DePaul Blue Demons travelling to St. John's Wednesday to take on the Red Storm.

The Blue Demons will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 8-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Red Storm are 8-7 ATS. DePaul is 6-9 against the total, while St. John's is 5-8-1 versus the number.

View DePaul vs St Johns Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Red Storm installed as 6-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 64-ranked Red Storm and the No. 133-rated Blue Demons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-72 win for the Red Storm on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Blue Demons is ranked No. 101 in NCAA hoops at 36.8 per game. Contrast that with St. John's’s No. 109 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, St. John's is the No. 337-ranked team in the country at 3.7 per game, while DePaul rates No. 313 at 4.5 per game.

Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 301-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.4 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 249 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for DePaul, they were a 93-55 loser as they battled Pittsburgh on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 16-point underdog. The Blue Demons were hammered by Pittsburgh on Saturday, losing by a 93-55 final at Petersen Events Center in college basketball betting action.

St. John's was a 71-67 winner in its last match at home against Seton Hall. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. St. John's earned a 71-67 victory over Seton Hall on Sunday, getting 24 points from D'Angelo Harrison at Madison Square Garden.

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Notre Dame are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 1-6
After a loss are 4-6

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Georgetown are 3-7
After playing Seton Hall are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Blue Demons at Red Storm trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of DePaul's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. John's
DePaul is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
DePaul is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
DePaul is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. John's
St. John's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing DePaul
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. John's last 5 games when playing at home against DePaul
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. John's last 7 games
St. John's is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
DePaul home to Notre Dame, Saturday, February 2
St. John's at Georgetown, Saturday, February 2