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St. John's Red Storm face Providence Friars: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

St. John's Red StormProvidence Friars
13-9February 04, 2014, 07:00 | Dunkin Donuts Center16-6

The St. John's Red Storm will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Friars in Providence at Dunkin Donuts Center on Tuesday in college basketball action.

Providence battles the Red Storm, currently sitting with a 13-9 mark (7-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-11 for the Friars and 10-9-1 for the Red Storm.

View St. John's Red Storm vs Providence Friars Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Friars installed as -4.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Friars sit at No. 95 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Storm sit at No. 130 on the same chart.

St. John's was a 74-59 winner in its last match at home against Marquette. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. St. John's got 27 points from D'Angelo Harrison en route to a 74-59 victory over Marquette on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

Providence was a 77-72 winner in their most recent outing on the road against DePaul. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. The Blue Demons were burned for 28 points by Bryce Cotton on Saturday as the Friars put another game in the win column, 77-72, at Allstate Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Providence's No. 128-ranked offense, averaging 72.14 PPG, against a Red Storm defense that ranks No. 66 at 66.82 PPG. The Friars field goal percentage has averaged 41.83% so far, less than the Red Storm marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.

A few Red Storm at Friars trends to consider:
St. John's is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
St. John's is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
St. John's is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
St. John's is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Providence is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Providence is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Providence's last 6 games
Providence is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
St. John's home to Creighton, Sunday, February 9th
Providence at Xavier, Saturday, February 8th