Where: Carnesecca Arena, Queens New York
When: Saturday, January 12, 2019 6:00 pm Eastern
The Big East is our focus for this preview as the DePaul Blue Demons travel to Queens, New York and a Saturday evening contest with the Saint John Red Storm. DePaul is trying to get back on track after a 1-2 start in conference play and Saint Johns is the number twenty-four ranked team in the country and is 2-2 in Big East Conference play.
DePaul Defeats Seton Hall
After an 0-2 start to conference play, DePaul notched their first conference victory on Sunday afternoon, defeating Seton Hall in Chicago by a score of 75-74. Senior guard Max Strus scored 21 points, five assists and four rebounds and sophomore forward Paul Reed and sophomore forward Jaylen Butz each scored 12 points and grabbed nine boards in the Blue Demons one point home win over Seton Hall. DePaul shot 54 percent from the floor, 42 percent from long distance and 64 percent from the free throw line.
— #BIGEASThoops (@BIGEASTMBB) January 6, 2019
DePaul is reporting no injuries for Saturdays game with Saint Johns.
The Blue Demons score an average of 76 points and allow an average of 70 points per game this season. DePaul is shooting 47 percent from the field, 31 percent from the free throw line and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Blue Demons average a total of 39 rebounds, 16 assists and 14 turnovers per game this season.
St Johns Loses Another Big East Road Game
St Johns is 2-2 in conference play and both losses occurred on the road. They are still the twenty-fourth ranked team in the country and are coming off a 76-71 road loss to Villanova. Junior guard Shamorie Ponds scored 26 points and dropped six dimes and sophomore guard LJ Figueroa scored 14 points with seven rebounds in a losing cause. The Red Storm shot 42 percent from the floor, 37 percent from three point land and 75 percent from the charity stripe.
No. 24/23 Red Storm return to Carnesecca Arena tomorrow for a meeting with DePaul at 6 p.m. on @CBSSportsNet
— St. John's BBall (@StJohnsBBall) January 11, 2019
St Johns is reporting no injuries for Saturday’s game with DePaul.
The Red Storm score an average of 83 points and allow an average of 72 points per game. St Johns shoots 48 percent from the field, 40 percent from long range and 70 percent from the charity stripe. The Red Storm average 34 rebounds, 16 assists and 11 turnovers per game this season.
- Red Storm are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Red Storm are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.
- Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
St Johns is probably not very happy to have lost two conference games anywhere, so they are possibly going to be very focused and ready to take care of business at home on Saturday. DePaul has some nice players, but they are no match for the storm St Johns should bring at home on Saturday night.
Prediction: St Johns -10 Points
Full-Game Total Pick
This one should be money in the bank. Both sides play at a fast enough pace and shoot well enough to hit that total and then some. I also like the way both sides know how to control the ball. Finally, neither side seems that interested in defense so the over is the logical choice in this game on Saturday.
Prediction: Over 154 Points