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DePaul Blue Demons take on Red Storm in NCAA basketball test

DePaul Blue DemonsSt. John's Red Storm
11-18March 02, 2014, 12:00 | Madison Square Garden18-11

Madison Square Garden will host St. John's Red Storm vs. DePaul Blue Demons action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

St. John's battles the Blue Demons, currently sitting with a 11-18 mark (13-14-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-14-2 for the Red Storm and 14-14 for the Blue Demons.

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

St. John's opened as -15-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Red Storm - Blue Demons odds would favor the Red Storm if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. John's is rated No. 30 in the current Odds Shark poll, while DePaul is at No. 304.

Last time out for DePaul, they were a 65-60 winner as they battled Seton Hall at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point underdog. DePaul earned a 65-60 victory over Seton Hall on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Brandon Young at Allstate Arena.

Last time out for St. John's, they were a 65-53 loser as they battled Xavier at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. The Red Storm got 14 points from Jakarr Sampson, but it was Xavier that prevailed in a 65-53 final on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. John's's No. 124 nationally ranked offense (72 points per game) against a Blue Demons defense that sits as the No. 231 at 75.72 PPG. The Red Storm have been averaging 44.58% from the field, more than the Blue Demons have managed so far this season (42.83% on average).

Next up:
DePaul home to Butler, Thursday, March 6th
St. John's at Marquette, Saturday, March 8th