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St. John’s vs Providence Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds

Red Storm vs Friars Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: St. John’s Red Storm at Providence Friars
  • Where: Providence at Amica Mutual Pavilion
  • Date: Saturday, January 7th
  • Betting Odds: St. John’s +7, STJOHN +244 | PROV -312 O/U 153.0

Red Storm Preview:

St. John’s will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Providence in order to snap their current 4 game losing streak. On the road, the Red Storm will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 2-3. So far, the Red Storm have been the underdog 5 times, going 0-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.

Joel Soriano comes into today’s game as the Red Storm’s leading scorer at 16.19 points per contest. Not only has Soriano been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is St. John’s’ top rebounder at 12.25 boards per contest. Behind Soriano, the team has benefited from the strong play of David Jones, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.62 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.1% of his shots and is adding 7.38 boards per game.

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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 16 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.

Friars Preview:

The Providence will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 8 game win streak and have an overall record of 13-3. So far this season, Providence has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Friars as the -7 point favorites. The Friars have been favored 10 times, going 10-0 straight up.

Bryce Hopkins comes into today’s game as the Friars’ leading scorer at 16.38 points per contest. Not only has Hopkins been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Providence’s top rebounder at 9.19 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 12.81 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.7% of his shots and is adding 4.25 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.

Free Spread Prediction: St. John’s Red Storm +7

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Providence Friars are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -7. However, we anticipate St. John’s putting up a strong fight 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.

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