St. John's Red Storm vs. Connecticut Huskies Prediction

St. John’s Red Storm vs. Connecticut Huskies Prediction 12/23/2023

The St. John’s Red Storm (8-3) travel to face off against the Connecticut Huskies (10-2) on Saturday, December 23rd. This game will be played at XL Center in Hartford and televised on FOX. Both St. John’s and Connecticut will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

St. John’s Red Storm vs Connecticut Huskies

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

Heading into their 12th game of the season, St. John’s currently holds an 8-3 record. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, St. John’s has gone 5-5. As St. John’s enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 3-5. However, looking at their performance in the last five games, they have a 4-1 record vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 11 games, St. John’s has an over/under record of 6-2-0, with their games averaging 153.4 points per game on average. Looking at the Red Storm’s last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 148 points per game.

The Connecticut Huskies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Today, Connecticut, who has a 10-2 record, will face off against St. John’s. In their previous ten games at home, Connecticut has a perfect 10-0 record, which also includes last year. Against the spread, Connecticut has compiled a 5-5 record thus far in the year. In their ten most recent games this season, Connecticut holds a 3-2 record vs. the spread.

Connecticut’s games have, on average, featured 145.3 points per game leading to an over/under record of 4-6-0. Their average over/under line is currently 144.8 points so far. The Huskies’ last five games have finished with a combined 146 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

St. John’s Offense Breakdown

The St. John’s offense is coming off a game in which they scored 80 points vs. Boston College. Overall their field goal percentage was 40.3% while connecting on 4 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Red Storm offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 22.8 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 44%.

Joel Soriano (C) 18.0 10.8 1.8
Jordan Dingle (G) 11.2 1.6 1.4
Daniss Jenkins (G) 11.2 3.9 5.9

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

The Connecticut offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 60 points versus Seton Hall. During the game, they attempted 21 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 37.9%. One area that the Connecticut offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 131st in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 50%.

Tristen Newton (G) 16.2 6.7 5.6
Cam Spencer (G) 14.8 3.7 3.6
Alex Karaban (F) 14.7 6.2 1.6

St. John’s Team Defense

Currently, the Red Storm’s defense holds the 97th rank in the nation, allowing 67.4 points per game. So far, the St. John’s defense is giving up an average of 9.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.5 times per game (504th).

Connecticut Team Defense

Currently, the Huskies’ defense holds the 34th rank in the nation, allowing 63.2 points per game. In today’s game, the Connecticut defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 3 three-pointers while giving up 75 points.

Red Storm vs Huskies Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, St. John’s has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 83 points per game.
  • Through their last three home games, Connecticut has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 67 points per game.
  • Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Red Storm have a strong record vs the spread going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-4.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Huskies have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Red Storm vs Huskies Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Huskies vs. Huskies matchup, we’re leaning towards the Huskies at -11.5. Although our projections show the Huskies winning 75-68, we suggest placing your bet on the Red Storm for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 148.5 and our model has the Red Storm and Huskies finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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