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NCAA Basketball Odds: Providence Friars vs St. John's Red Storm

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Providence when they take on the St. John's Red Storm on Thursday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Providence Friars opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Providence Friars vs St. John's Red Storm Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. John's Red Storm currently sport a 10-2 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-5 ATS. The Providence Friars are 9-4 and 2-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the St. John's Red Storm produce a 3-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Providence Friars have gone 8-4 against the totals betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. John's Red Storm rated this week at No. 36 and the Providence Friars sitting at No. 99.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. John's's No. 159-ranked offense, averaging 74.25 PPG, against a Friars defense that ranks No. 121 at 70.23 PPG. The Red Storm field goal percentage has averaged 41.9% so far, less than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.42% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rodney Bullock poured in a team-high 31 points for Providence on Friday, as they defeated Sacred Heart 89-75 at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Shamorie Ponds scored 28 points leading the Red Storm to a 77-73 victory over Saint Joseph's at Mohegan Sun Arena on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Providence is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • Providence is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Providence is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Providence's last 8 games on the road
  • St. John's is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • St. John's is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • St. John's is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Providence
  • St. John's is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Providence

Next Betting Matchups

Providence at Creighton, Sunday, December 31st
St. John's at Seton Hall, Sunday, December 31st