St John’s Red Storm vs Connecticut NCAAB Betting Prediction

St John’s Red Storm vs Connecticut Prediction 3/15/2024

The St. John’s Red Storm (19-12) travel to face off against the Connecticut Huskies (28-3) on Friday, March 15th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on FOX. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 5:30 ET.

St. John’s Red Storm vs Connecticut Huskies

The St. John’s Red Storm Are Coming Off A Win

St. John’s enters this game as a +9.5 underdog, and they have gone 4-7 as the underdog this season. The Red Storm have won five straight games, and they come in with a record of 19-12.

On the road, St. John’s has gone 7-7, and their average scoring margin is +2.7. They have gone 4-1 in their last five road games.

St. John’s has a .500 record vs. the spread this season at 15-15. As the underdog, the Red Storm are 6-5 vs. the spread this year and have gone 2-1 in their last three games as the underdog. In their last three road games, St. John’s is 3-0 vs. the spread.

St. John’s over/under record this season is 16-14 and today’s line of 145.5 is in line with the average scoring in their games this season (149.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 168 points compared to their season average of 149.4 points per game.

The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win

Connecticut enters this game as the heavy favorite, as they have been for nearly every game this season. Their record as the favorite is 28-2, and they’ve gone a perfect 18-0 at home this season. Over their last ten games at home, they are a perfect 10-0.

Overall, the Huskies have gone 28-3 on the season, including a four-game winning streak. Their most recent win came against Providence, as they won 74-60.

As the favorite this season, Connecticut has an ATS record of 19-10-1. At home, their ATS mark is 11-7 and they are 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three home games. Overall, UConn is 19-11-1 ATS this year.

This season, Connecticut’s over/under record is 16-15 and today’s line of 145.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (144.9). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and over their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 144 points. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

St. John’s Offense Breakdown

St. John’s’ offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Georgetown, finishing the game with a total of 86 points. Their season average is now 78.1 points per game. Offensively, the Red Storm have a season long field goal percentage of 45%, which is 174th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 280th in percentage and 224th in three-pointers made.

Daniss Jenkins (G) 14.7 3.6 5.5
Joel Soriano (C) 14.1 9.4 1.4
Jordan Dingle (G) 11.2 2.0 1.7

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Connecticut offense put up 74 points against Providence. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.6% and made 11 threes. Tristen Newton is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15. Meanwhile, Cam Spencer also brings a PPG average of 14.7 into the game.

Tristen Newton (G) 15.0 7.1 5.8
Cam Spencer (G) 14.7 4.6 3.4
Alex Karaban (F) 14.2 5.1 1.4

St. John’s Team Defense

The Red Storm’s defense is presently ranked 144th nationally, allowing an average of 71.2 points per contest. Against Georgetown in their most recent game, the St. John’s defense gave up a total of 78 points while allowing Georgetown to hit 60% of their shots.

Connecticut Team Defense

Currently, the Huskies’ defense holds the 15th rank in the nation, allowing 64.0 points per game. The Connecticut defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 60 points and allowed Providence to connect on 8 threes.

Red Storm vs Huskies Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Red Storm have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 5-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 80 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last ten home games, Connecticut has an ATS record of just 6-3-1. However, their overall record was 8-2 while averaging 77 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Red Storm have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.
  • The Huskies have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.

Red Storm vs Huskies Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Huskies vs. Red Storm matchup, our bet is to grab the Red Storm at +9.5. Even though our projections have the Huskies winning 75-69, we see the Red Storm as the play on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 145.5 and our model has the Red Storm and Huskies finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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