Hoyas vs. Red Storm Prediction
The St. John's Red Storm are small favorites this afternoon when they host the Georgetown Hoyas in Big East Conference action. Can St. John's get it down in front of the home faithful?
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Madison Square Garden at 1PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Red Storm are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 154 points. As of Sunday morning, 75 percent of public bets are pouring in on host St. John's. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Hoyas downed by Bulldogs
Georgetown lost by a count of 69-64 Tuesday at home versus Butler to drop to 12-9 overall and 2-6 in conference action. The Hoyas were outscored 37-21 in the second half after leading by 11 at halftime. Omer Yurtseven paced Georgetown with 14 points on 4-of-14 shooting plus 6-of-8 at the free throw line He also racked up 13 rebounds and two steals. Mac McClung tallied 12 points, three boards, two assists and two steals. Jagan Moody registered 11 points, seven caroms and two assists. Qudus Wahab added 10 points and five rebounds off the bench.
Red Storm blasted by Wildcats
St. John's fell by a score of 79-59 Tuesday night at home against Villanova to fall to 13-9 overall and 2-7 in the Big East. The Red Storm trailed 39-26 at halftime and were unable to recover. Rasheem Dunn led St. John's with 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting including 3-of-5 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also accounted for five rebounds and four assists. L.J. Figueroa added 12 points, five boards and three blocked shots.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Hoyas are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. Georgetown is 1-8 ATS in its last nine Sunday games.
The Red Storm are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven home games. The favorite is 11-4-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
Both the Hoyas and St. John's have run into pretty difficult Big East schedules lately, but with this game being almost a tossup I think the difference here could be Georgetown being the much more talented offensive team. St. John's has the ability to be decent defensively, but I don't see the Hoyas having a ton of resistance this afternoon. While this is a revenge game for the Red Storm, the fact that Georgetown won that previous meeting 87-66 on January 8 shows me this might just be a matchup it can exploit again. I'm taking the small underdogs to snap their three-game losing skid in this spot.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: GEORGETOWN HOYAS +1.5