Check out our free St. John’s vs Temple pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Brooklyn. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
St. John’s vs Temple Pick & Preview: Monday, November 21st Betting Odds
Red Storm vs Owls Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: St. John’s Red Storm at Temple Owls
- Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
- Date: Monday, November 21st
- Betting Odds: St. John’s -5.5, STJOHN -240 | TEMPL +190 O/U 151.0
Red Storm Preview:
St. John’s heads into this matchup having played 4 games and have an overall record sitting at 4-0. This will be the team’s first game on the road. Last season, the Red Storm put together an above .500 record away from home, going 17-15. So far, the Red Storm have been favored 4 times, going 4-0 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have St. John’s as -5.5 point favorites.
St. John’s will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer David Jones who is averaging 17.75 points per game for the Red Storm. Jones is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Red Storm’s offensive gameplan is the play of Joel Soriano who has hit 63.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.75 points per game.
St. John’s comes into today’s matchup vs Temple, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.6 points per game. Through 4 games, they have hit 45.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Red Storm’s have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 207th in possessions per game.
Through 4 games, the Temple Owls have an overall record of 2-2. This will be the team’s 5th straight game at home this year. So far, the Owls have been the underdog 2 times, going 2-0 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
Temple will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Damian Dunn who is averaging 24.0 points per game for the Owls. Dunn is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Owls’ offensive gameplan is the play of Khalif Battle who has hit 37.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.75 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Temple this season, as they are currently ranked 341st in college basketball at 66.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Owls’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.1%, placing them 413rd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: St. John’s Red Storm -5.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the St. John’s Red Storm to pick up the win and cover the spread as -5.5 point betting favorites. Although St. John’s as a team is just 135th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Owls’ defense. In addition, the Red Storm have made bettors money who have taken them to cover on the road, as they are 7-3 (last 10). At -5.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Red Storm to come out on top and cover.