St. John's vs. Arizona State Prediction
Which 11 seed will make it to the next stage of the NCAA Tournament when Arizona State faces St. John’s in the First Four tonight at 9:10PM ET?
715 North Carolina Central vs. 716 North Dakota State
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
9:10PM ET – University of Dayton Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Arizona State is the favorite in this game, as the Sun Devils are getting odds of -2 points against St. John’s. The over/under total for the game is listed at 152.5 points. The public betting currently has 74 percent going on Arizona State as the favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
St. John’s struggling
St. John’s has dropped four of its last five games coming into tonight, including an 86-54 loss to Marquette in the Big East Tournament last week. St. John’s is 21-12 on the season, 6-1 on a neutral floor, 14-18-1 against the spread and 16-15-1 with the over.
The Red Storm are putting up 77.5 points per game this season while shooting 45.4 percent as a team. Defensively, St. John’s is giving up 74.8 points per game while opponents shoot 43.5 percent against them. Shamorie Ponds is leading the team with 19.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game while Mustapha Heron is adding 14.9 points per contest.
ASU trying to heat up
Arizona State is coming off a 79-75 OT loss to Oregon last week in the Pac-12 Tournament, but the Sun Devils have won six of their last eight while going 5-3 against the spread. ASU is 22-10 on the season, 3-2 on a neutral floor, 17-14-1 against the spread and 19-13 with the under.
The Sun Devils are putting up 77.8 points per game this season on offense while shooting 44.7 percent from the field. Defensively, ASU is allowing 73.1 points per game while opponents shoot 41.3 percent against them. Luguentz Dort is leading the team with 16.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game while Zylan Cheatham is adding 11.8 points and 10.4 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Red Storm are 0-5 against the spread in their last five NCAA Tournament games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 against Pac-12 opponents.
Arizona State is 4-0 ATS in their last four following a loss and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 against Big East opponents.
I don’t love either team, but Arizona State has been playing the better basketball of late and can score. St. John’s also has good offense, but the Red Storm have been a little more inconsistent when it comes to defense. St. John’s has struggled in non-conference play for the most part and not playing very good basketball right now, with their last few games on their home floor. I think the Storm will struggle in Dayton and ASU will get an anticipated matchup with Buffalo.
College Basketball Prediction: Arizona State -2