Red Storm vs. Hoyas Prediction
The Georgetown Hoyas will be going for their third win this season over the St. John's Red Storm when the two teams meet tonight in the first round of the Big East Tournament. Will Georgetown notch the win despite being the small underdogs?
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Madison Square Garden at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Red Storm are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 153 points. As of Wednesday morning, 64 percent of public bets are siding with Georgetown. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Red Storm edgeGold en Eagles
St. John's won by a score of 88-86 at home Saturday versus Marquette to improve to 16-15 overall and 5-13 in conference play. The Red Storm led 48-27 at halftime before holding off a furious Golden Eagles rally after the break. Julian Champagnie paced the Red Storm with 21 points on 7-of-16 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point distance plus 5-of-8 at the free throw line. He also accumulated 12 rebounds and two blocked shots. Nick Rutherford tallied 19 points, six assists, three boards and two steals. Greg Williams Jr. tallied 17 points, four steals, three caroms and three assists. L.J. Figueroa added 15 points, three rebounds, three dimes and three steals.
Hoyas drop sixth straight
Georgetown fell by a count of 70-69 Saturday at home versus Villanova to drop to 15-16 overall and 5-13 in the Big East. The Hoyas outscored the Wildcats 39-31 in the second half but it was ultimately not enough after trailing by nine at the break. Jamorko Pickett paced Georgetown with 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting including 4-of-5 from 3-point range plus 2-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also recorded five rebounds and two assists. Terrell Allen tallied 17 points, four dimes, two boards and two steals. Jagan Mosely added 13 points, eight caroms and three assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Red Storm are 6-2 ATS in their last eight Wednesday games. St. John's is 6-2-1 ATS in its last nine games as a favorite.
The Hoyas are 2-5 ATS in their last seven neutral site games. The underdog is 5-11-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
It's difficult to beat a team three times in one season and especially so with how badly Georgetown has struggled down the stretch. While it almost downed Villanova, overall the Hoyas are playing less than desirable basketball. The Red Storm, on the other hand, have some confidence growing and the feel of a home-court advantage today. Go with St. John's to get it done.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: ST. JOHN'S RED STORM -2.5