Red Storm vs. Bluejays Prediction
The seventh-ranked Creighton Bluejays will be in action today versus the St. John’s Red Storm to begin the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament. Will Creighton take care of business against the more fatigued opponent?
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Madison Square Garden at 12PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Bluejays are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 153 points. As of Thursday morning, 54 percent of public bets are siding with Creighton. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Red Storm race past Hoyas
St. John’s rolled to a 75-62 victory Wednesday over Georgetown in the first round of the Big East Tournament to iprove to 17-15 on the season. The Red Storm outscored the Hoyas 42-20 in the second half after trailing by nine at the break. L.J. Figueroa paced St. John’s with 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting including 4-of-10 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also grabbed three rebounds. Marcellus Earlington added 19 points, 10 boards and two steals.
Bluejays win share of Big East title
Creighton earned a 77-60 home win Saturday over Seton Hall to pull into a share of the Big East Conference regular season championship. The Bluejays (24-7, 13-5) outscored the Pirates 45-28 in the second half after it went into the break tied. Marcus Zegarowski led Creighton with 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting including 5-of-5 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also accounted for six rebounds and five assists. Denzel Mahoney tallied 16 points in 24 minutes of action off the bench. Ty-Shon Alexander added 15 points, four dimes, three boards and three steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The season series was split with each team winning on their home court. The Red Storm lost 86-54 in their Big East quarterfinals game last year versus Marquette.
The only straight up loss for the Bluejays in their last eight games came against St. John’s. Creighton lost 63-61 to Xavier in the tournament quarterfinals last year.
The Bluejays have the fresher legs and this line has not been released yet at many sportsbooks as of this writing. It could very well be wider when it does open at more books. Creighton has been in great form the last few weeks and while the Red Storm are the last team to have their number, it is the Bluejays that is the more consistent team and I’d rather trust them to put together a strong performance this afternoon.
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