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St. John's Red Storm vs Arizona Wildcats Betting Preview

Arizona WildcatsSt. John's Red Storm
Nov 17, 9:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Arizona Wildcats vs St. John's Red Storm Odds


St. John's looks to cover the Red Storm-Wildcats pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 3-0 mark when they host Arizona in college basketball action.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Madison Square Garden.

The Red Storm sit at 3-0 (1-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wildcats are currently 3-0 (0-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? St. John's is 1-1 OU, and Arizona is 2-1 OU.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Arizona before tip-off in this one will find them as 2-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 138-rated Red Storm and the No. 59-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 83-78 result in favor of the Red Storm.


How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 126 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.7 per game. That compares with St. John's’s No. 269 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where St. John's is college basketball's No. 307-ranked team at 3.3 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 162 with 6 per game.

Defensively, Arizona features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 117 nationally in scoring at home.

Arizona was a 73-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Ball State. They failed to cover the 13–point spread as favorites. Kyle Fogg scored 21 points leading the Wildcats to a 73-63 victory over Ball State at McKale Center on Sunday.

In their last action, St. John's was an 82-59 winner at home against UMBC. The battle between the Red Storm and Retrievers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UMBC was handed an 82-59 defeat on Sunday at Carnesecca Arena.

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego State are 5-1
After a win are 7-3

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing St. Francis NY are 8-2
After playing UMBC are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Wildcats at Red Storm trends to consider:
St. John's is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
Arizona home to San Diego State, Wednesday, November 23
St. John's home to St. Francis NY, Tuesday, November 22