St. John's vs. Providence Prediction
What's the best play on the board today when St. John's visits Providence at 12:00 p.m. ET? Let's take a look at the matchup.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Providence. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Friars are now 6-point home favorites to beat the Red Storm, who opened as 4-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 139 points, down from the original number of 141.
Who Public Bettors Like: Providence. As of Saturday morning, 56% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Friars to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 86% of the betting tickets are on the over.
Who We Like: I think oddsmakers inflated the betting total for this game because of recent meetings between these two teams. The over is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings and 5-0 in the last five meetings in Providence. The over is also 6-1 in the Red Storm's last seven games, is 5-1 in their last six road games and is 10-1 in their last 11 games when facing a team with a winning record. Providence is hot offensively too, which adds to the inflated total. It'll be close, but I do believe the combined score falls under this afternoon.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: ST. JOHN'S/PROVIDENCE UNDER 139