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St. John's Red Storm vs DePaul Blue Demons College Basketball Betting Preview

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. John's Red Storm were listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

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

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The DePaul Blue Demons sit at 8-18 (8-16-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the St. John's Red Storm are currently 8-20 (12-16 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? DePaul is 12-12-1 OU, and St. John's is 13-15 OU.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 302-rated St. John's Red Storm taking on the No. 327-rated DePaul Blue Demons in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and St. John's is ranked No. 129 in NCAA basketball at 36.68 per game. Contrast that with DePaul's No. 215 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, DePaul is the No. 241-ranked team in the country at 5.38 per game, while St. John's rates No. 182 at 6.39 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Storm got 16 points from Kassoum Yakwe, but it was Seton Hall that prevailed in a 62-61 final on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

Tommy Hamilton IV scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Demons to a win (they lost 73-60 to Marquette at Allstate Arena on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • St. John's is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • St. John's is 1-17 SU in its last 18 games
  • St. John's is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • St. John's is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • DePaul is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • DePaul is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of DePaul's last 6 games
  • DePaul is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. John's at Creighton, Sunday, February 28th
DePaul at Providence, Saturday, February 27th