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St. John's Red Storm host West Virginia Mountaineers in college basketball action

West Virginia MountaineersSt. John's Red Storm
Jan 25, 7:00 PM | Carnesecca Arena

West Virginia Mountaineers vs St. John's Red Storm Odds

15-5TEAM RECORD8-11

The Red Storm will be trying to slam the West Virginia Mountaineers on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Carnesecca Arena in college betting action.

Supporters of the Mountaineers have watched them go 15-5 and 11-6 ATS on the year, while the Red Storm are at 8-11 and 5-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Red Storm are 7-9, while the Mountaineers have a 11-6 mark.

View West Virginia vs St Johns Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Red Storm as 8-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Red Storm at No. 204 and the Mountaineers at No. 15 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-66 result in favor of the Mountaineers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. John's's No. 228 nationally ranked offense (65.6 points per game) against a Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 148 at 65.9 PPG. The Red Storm have been averaging 42.2% from the field, less than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (46.6% on average).

Defensively, West Virginia features the nation's No. 134-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.7 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 243 nationally in scoring at home.

West Virginia was a 77-74 winner in their most recent outing at home against Cincinnati. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Kevin Jones scored 26 points and helped out with 13 rebounds for West Virginia on Saturday, leading the Mountaineers to a 77-74 victory over Cincinnati at WVU Colliseum.

Last time out for St. John's, they were a 79-76 loser as they battled Villanova at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. D'Angelo Harrison went off for 28 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as Villanova handed St. John's a 79-76 defeat at Carnesecca Arena.

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Syracuse are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Duke are 2-8
After playing Villanova are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Mountaineers at Red Storm trends to consider:
West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. John's
The total has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. John's
The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of West Virginia's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. John's last 5 games when playing at home against West Virginia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. John's last 5 games when playing West Virginia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. John's last 6 games
St. John's is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
West Virginia at Syracuse, Saturday, January 28
St. John's at Duke, Saturday, January 28

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