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St. John's Red Storm face Georgetown Hoyas: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

St. John's Red StormGeorgetown Hoyas
9-4January 04, 2014, 01:00 | Verizon Center9-3

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Georgetown and St. John's on Saturday, with the host Hoyas trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Red Storm will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Hoyas are 5-6 ATS. St. John's is 5-6 on the totals; Georgetown is 7-4.

View St. John's Red Storm vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Hoyas in this one found them listed as -6.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Red Storm was expected to move the line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 54-ranked Hoyas and the No. 58-rated Red Storm in this matchup.

St. John's was a 70-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Xavier. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. St. John's got 21 points from D'Angelo Harrison but lost anyway, 70-60, to Xavier on Tuesday at Cintas Center.

Last time out for Georgetown, they were a 61-54 winner as they battled DePaul at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13-point favorite. Markel Starks scored 21 points leading the Hoyas to a 61-54 victory over DePaul at Verizon Center on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgetown's No. 98 nationally ranked offense (75.5 points per game) against a Red Storm defense that sits as the No. 61 at 65.62 PPG. The Hoyas have been averaging 49.06% from the field, more than the Red Storm have managed so far this season (44.84% on average).

A few Red Storm at Hoyas trends to consider:
St. John's is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
St. John's is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
St. John's is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
St. John's is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Georgetown is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Georgetown is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Georgetown is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing St. John's

Next up:
St. John's home to Villanova, Saturday, January 11th
Georgetown at Providence, Wednesday, January 8th