UCONN vs St John Red Storm NCAA Betting prediction

Connecticut Huskies vs St. John’s Red Prediction 2/3/2024

The Connecticut Huskies (19-2) travel to face off against the St. John’s Red Storm (13-8) on Saturday, February 3rd. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on FOX. Connecticut is coming off a win in their previous game, while St. John’s is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Xavier. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.

Connecticut Huskies vs St. John’s Red Storm

The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win

Connecticut is 19-2 overall and 9-1 in Big East games. The Huskies have won nine straight games, and they are 19-1 when favored this season. On the road, Connecticut is 5-2, and they have won their last three games away from home.

In their last game, the Huskies beat Providence by a score of 74-65. In their last 10 road games, Connecticut has gone 7-3, and their average scoring margin on the road is +2.4 points per game.

Connecticut has an ATS record of 11-9-1 this season, including a mark of 3-3-1 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Huskies’ ATS record is 4-5-1. In their last 3 road games, Connecticut is 1-1-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Connecticut games is 12-9. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (145.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points, which is slightly higher than the season average of 145.8 points per game.

The St. John’s Red Storm Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

St. John’s enters this game with a 13-8 record and a 5-4 mark in Big East play. At home, the Red Storm are 9-2 this season, and their average scoring margin is +14.5 points per game. Over their last 10 home games, St. John’s is 8-2.

Coming off a loss to Xavier, the Red Storm are 2-4 this season as the underdog. For the year, they have been the underdog in six of their 21 games. St. John’s has a record of 13-8 this season.

St. John’s has an ATS record of 11-9 this season, going 6-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Red Storm are 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, St. John’s over/under record sits at 11-9. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 147.8 points, which is lower than the average OU line of 149.4. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is lower than the average scoring total in their last three games (143 points) and their last 10 games (145 points). Over their last five games, their OU record is 1-3.

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 81.6 points per game, the Connecticut had a below average performance. They scored 74 points against Providence and had a field goal percentage of 40%. On the offensive front, the Huskies have a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, ranking 34th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 138th in terms of percentage and 65th in three-pointers made.

Tristen Newton (G) 15.8 6.6 5.7
Cam Spencer (G) 14.9 4.5 3.2
Alex Karaban (F) 14.5 5.8 1.6

St. John’s Offense Breakdown

The Red Storm’s offense wrapped up their last game with 77 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 77.2 points per contest. Joel Soriano is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.6 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Daniss Jenkins brings a PPG average of 13.6 into the game.

Joel Soriano (C) 16.6 10.0 1.3
Daniss Jenkins (G) 13.6 3.9 5.6
Jordan Dingle (G) 10.7 1.9 1.4

Connecticut Team Defense

The Huskies’ defense is presently ranked 22nd nationally, allowing an average of 64.2 points per contest. Connecticut will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Providence to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.

St. John’s Team Defense

At this time, the Red Storm’s defense is positioned 132nd in the country, permitting 70.4 points per game. The St. John’s defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 88 points and allowed Xavier to connect on 7 threes.

Huskies vs Red Storm Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Huskies offense has averaged 73 points per game while allowing an average of 68. Connecticut posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 5-4-1 ATS.
  • Across their last five home contests, St. John’s has a 3-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-4, while averaging 70 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Red Storm have gone 4-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Huskies have a straight up record of 5-0, while going 2-3 against the spread.

Huskies vs Red Storm Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +4.5, we have the Red Storm as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 146.5 and our model has the Huskies and Red Storm finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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