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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors St. John's Red Storm Over Providence Friars

The Providence Friars will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Red Storm in St. John's at Madison Square Garden on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the St. John's Red Storm betting line as -1-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Providence Friars vs St. John's Red Storm Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. John's Red Storm bring a 13-17 record (15-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 19-11 Friars, who are 19-11 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed St. John's go 17-13 so far and the Providence Friars go 13-16-1.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 223-ranked St. John's Red Storm and the No. 153-rated Providence Friars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. John's's No. 78-ranked offense, averaging 77.27 PPG, against a Friars defense that ranks No. 40 at 66.23 PPG. The Red Storm field goal percentage has averaged 43.57% so far, less than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.59% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Friars got 14 points from Kyron Cartwright as Providence ran past DePaul 73-64 on Tuesday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Shamorie Ponds scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Red Storm to a win (they lost 82-68 to Creighton at CenturyLink Center-NE on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Providence is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Providence is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Providence is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Providence is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • St. John's is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • St. John's is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • St. John's is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • St. John's is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home