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DePaul St. John's Betting Preview

St. John's Red StormDePaul Blue Demons
Feb 1, 8:30 PM | Allstate Arena

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


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Red Storm of St. John's hit the hard court against the Blue Demons of DePaul.

DePaul battles the Red Storm, currently sitting with a 9-12 mark (7-10-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-9 for the Blue Demons and 9-9 for the Red Storm.

View St Johns vs DePaul Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, DePaul sat as 2-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blue Demons sit at No. 233 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Storm sit at No. 174 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blue Demons will win this game 71-69.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits DePaul's No. 51-ranked offense, averaging 74.6 PPG, against a Red Storm defense that ranks No. 212 at 68.3 PPG. The Blue Demons field goal percentage has averaged 43.4% so far, more than the Red Storm marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.

Defensively, St. John's features the nation's No. 258-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. DePaul, meanwhile, comes in at No. 74 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, St. John's was an 83-76 loser on the road against Duke. They covered the 18-point spread as underdogs. Moe Harkless chucked in a team-high 30 points for St. John's on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 83-76 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

DePaul was a 69-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Rutgers. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. DePaul earned a 69-64 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Jamee Crockett at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Syracuse are 5-5
After playing Duke are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Rutgers are 2-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Red Storm at Blue Demons trends to consider:
St. John's is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
St. John's is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
DePaul is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games at home
DePaul is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
DePaul is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. John's
DePaul is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
St. John's home to Syracuse, Saturday, February 4
DePaul at Cincinnati, Saturday, February 4