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UCLA Bruins visit St. John's Red Storm in NCAAB hoops battle

UCLA BruinsSt. John's Red Storm
Feb 18, 1:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

UCLA Bruins vs St. John's Red Storm Odds

15-11TEAM RECORD10-16

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the St. John's Red Storm try to run the Bruins off the court at Madison Square Garden in college hoops action.

The game is being played at Madison Square Garden, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Red Storm currently sports a 10-16 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-13-1 ATS. The Bruins are 15-11 and 13-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Red Storm produce a 13-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bruins have gone 16-9-1 against the number.

View UCLA vs St Johns Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 142-rated UCLA taking on the No. 214-rated Red Storm in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-63 win for the Bruins on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bruins rank No. 187 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.4 per game. That compares with St. John's’s No. 207 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where St. John's is college basketball's No. 334-ranked team at 4.1 per game, while the Bruins rate No. 270 with 5.1 per game.

Defensively, UCLA features the nation's No. 160-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 233 nationally in scoring at home.

UCLA was a 64-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against USC. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites. David Wear scored 16 points leading the Bruins to a 64-54 victory over USC at Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday.

Last time out for St. John's, they were a 94-64 loser as they battled Seton Hall on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog. St. John's was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Seton Hall and falling by a 94-64 score at Prudential Center.

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Arizona State are 6-4
After playing USC are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing DePaul are 4-6
After playing Seton Hall are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bruins at Red Storm trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. John's last 8 games
St. John's is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
UCLA at Arizona State, Thursday, February 23
St. John's home to DePaul, Monday, February 20