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St. John's Georgetown Betting Preview

Georgetown HoyasSt. John's Red Storm
Jan 12, 11:00 AM | Madison Square Garden

Georgetown Hoyas vs St. John's Red Storm Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Hoyas of Georgetown hit the hard court against the Red Storm of St. John's.

The Red Storm are 9-6 so far on the season, and 4-6 ATS vs. the number. The Hoyas, meanwhile, are 10-3 and 3-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. John's go 4-4-1 and the Hoyas go 4-5 on the totals.

View Georgetown vs St Johns Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Red Storm installed as 1-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Red Storm, most recently No. 98 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hoyas, who rate No. 142 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-66 victory for the Hoyas.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hoyas rank No. 277 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.4 per game. That compares with St. John's’s No. 127 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where St. John's is college basketball's No. 325-ranked team at 4.1 per game, while the Hoyas rate No. 275 with 5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Georgetown owns the country's No. 2-rated mark, allowing 49 points per game on the highway. St. John's, on the other hand, rates No. 232 in scoring at home.

Georgetown was a 73-45 loser in its last match at home against Pittsburgh. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Georgetown was run off the court by the Panthers on Tuesday as Pittsburgh routed them 73-45 at Verizon Center.

Last time out for St. John's, they were a 58-56 loser as they battled Rutgers at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. D'Angelo Harrison scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Red Storm to a win (they lost 58-56 to Rutgers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday).

Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Providence are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Notre Dame are 6-4
After playing Rutgers are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

A few Hoyas at Red Storm trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgetown's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. John's
Georgetown is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against St. John's
Georgetown is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. John's last 6 games when playing at home against Georgetown
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. John's last 11 games when playing Georgetown
St. John's is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
St. John's is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Georgetown

Next up:
Georgetown home to Providence, Wednesday, January 16
St. John's home to Notre Dame, Tuesday, January 15