UConn visits St. John's in Big East Clash

St. John's has knocked off three teams rated in the Top 15 this year when playing at Madison Square Garden and UConn looks to avoid that hex tonight against the Red Storm.

The Red Storm sit at 13-9 (8-13 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Huskies (No. 10 in the current AP poll) are currently 18-4 (10-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? St. John's is 9-11-1 OU, and Connecticut is 8-8 OU.

View Connecticut vs St. John's Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Red Storm installed as 1-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 165 (Red Storm) and the No. 8 (Huskies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-71 result in favor of the Huskies has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature St. John's's No. 309-rated squad against Connecticut's No. 7-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, St. John's rates No. 342 in the country with 3.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 179 nationally with 6.1 per match.

Defensively, Connecticut features the nation's No. 129-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.4 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 219 nationally in scoring at home.

Connecticut was a 61-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Seton Hall. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as favorites. The Huskies grabbed a 61-59 win over the Pirates on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Kemba Walker at Prudential Center.

St. John's lost its last outing, a 66-59 result against UCLA on February 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. St. John's got 32 points from Dwight Hardy en route to a 66-59 loss at the hands of St. John's on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Providence are 5-5
After playing Seton Hall are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 1-6
After playing UCLA are 0-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Huskies at Red Storm trends to consider:
Connecticut is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Connecticut is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. John's
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. John's
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Connecticut's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. John's last 8 games when playing Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. John's last 5 games when playing at home against Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. John's last 5 games
St. John's is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Connecticut home to Providence, Sunday, February 13
St. John's at Cincinnati, Sunday, February 13