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St. John's Red Storm vs Pittsburgh Panthers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Pittsburgh PanthersSt. John's Red Storm
Feb 24, 12:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Pittsburgh Panthers vs St. John's Red Storm Odds

20-7TEAM RECORD16-10

College hoops betting interest focuses on the St. John's vs Pittsburgh battle Sunday at Madison Square Garden as the Red Storm look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

St. John's battles the Panthers, currently sitting with a 20-7 mark (10-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-9-1 for the Red Storm and 10-9 for the Panthers.

View Pittsburgh vs St Johns Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Panthers were listed as 7-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Red Storm - Panthers odds would favor the Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. John's is rated No. 77 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 31. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-66 win for the Panthers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. John's has the nation's No. 171-rated offensive output, at 67.7 PPG. The visiting Panthers defense ranks No. 7 allowing on average 55.2 PPG. The Red Storm FG% has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the nation's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.1 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 219 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 51-42 loser at home against Notre Dame. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. The Panthers endured a 51-42 loss at the hands of the Fighting Irish on Monday, despite a 11-point effort from Tray Woodall at Petersen Events Center.

Last time out for St. John's, they were a 69-54 winner as they battled South Florida at home. They covered in the match as a 7-point favorite. St. John's earned a 69-54 victory over South Florida on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Jakarr Sampson at Carnesecca Arena.

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing South Florida are 6-3
After playing Notre Dame are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Providence are 4-6
After playing South Florida are 3-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Panthers at Red Storm trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. John's
Pittsburgh is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
St. John's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. John's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. John's last 5 games at home
St. John's is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to South Florida, Wednesday, February 27
St. John's at Providence, Saturday, March 2