Check out our free Providence vs St. John’s pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Queens. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Providence vs St. John’s Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Friars vs Red Storm Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Providence Friars at St. John’s Red Storm
- Where: Queens at Carnesecca Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Providence -5, PROV -217 | STJOHN +171 O/U 151.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs St. John’s, the Providence Friars will be taking the floor for the 25th time this season and have an overall record of 18-6. So far, the Friars have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 5-5. This season, Providence has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 15-0. For today’s contest, Providence has a betting line set -5 points in their favor.
Bryce Hopkins comes into today’s game as the Friars’ leading scorer at 16.12 points per contest. Not only has Hopkins been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Providence’s top rebounder at 9.17 boards per contest. Behind Hopkins, the team has benefited from the strong play of Devin Carter, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.08 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.2% of his shots and is adding 4.83 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Providence this season, as they are currently ranked 179th in college basketball at 71.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Friars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.3%, placing them 225th in the NCAA.
Red Storm Preview:
Through 25 games, the St. John’s Red Storm have an overall record of 14-11. So far this season, St. John’s has played 15 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-4. For the season, St. John’s has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 1-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Red Storm being +5 point underdogs.
Joel Soriano comes into today’s game as the Red Storm’s leading scorer at 15.36 points per contest. Not only has Soriano been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is St. John’s’ top rebounder at 11.96 boards per contest. Before getting a bet down on this game, we recommend keeping close watch on the availability of David Jones, as he is currently listed as questionable. If he can’t play, the Red Storm’s will be without their 2nd leading scorer at David Jones points per game.
St. John’s comes into today’s matchup vs Providence, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.6 points per game. Through 25 games, they have hit 45.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Red Storm have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 207th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: St. John’s Red Storm +5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Providence Friars are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -5. However, we anticipate St. John’s putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Friars as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Red Storm to cover.