Looking to win big? The Red Storm and Friars face off at 7:00 ET on CBSS. The Friars are hosting the game at Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, RI. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 145 points, and Providence is favored by -1.5 to win at home against St. John's.

ST. JOHN'S RED STORM VS PROVIDENCE FRIARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Providence Friars -1.5

This game will be played at Amica Mutual Pavilion at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 13th.

WHY BET THE PROVIDENCE FRIARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Friars.
  • Not only will Providence pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Does St. John's Have What it Takes on the Road?

St. John's is coming off a 86-75 loss to Marquette, and they will look to get back on track as they are 14-10 overall and 6-6 in Big East play.

On the road, the Red Storm are 4-6, and they have lost three straight games away from home. For the season, they are 2-6 as the underdog.

St. John's has an ATS record of 12-11 this season and they are 5-5 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Red Storm have gone 4-4 vs. the spread this year and they are 6-4 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

St. John's has an over/under record of 12-11 this season and today's line of 145 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (149.4). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.

The Red Storm's offense finished with 75 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 76.9 points per contest. Joel Soriano is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.3 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Daniss Jenkins brings a PPG average of 14.2 into the game.

At this time, the Red Storm's defense is positioned 135th in the country, permitting 70.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, St. John's' defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.3% this season.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Friars?

Providence comes into this game as the favorite, holding an 11-3 record when favored this season. Over their last ten games at home, the Friars have gone 8-2.

On the season, Providence has gone 11-3 at home compared to 3-6 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +10.4 points per game, while it sits at -1.4 on the road. The Friars have lost three straight games, including their most recent game against Butler by a score of 75-72.

As the favorite this season, Providence has a .500 record vs. the spread at 7-7. The Friars' overall ATS mark is 14-9. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Providence is 5-5 vs. the spread. At home this year, the Friars have gone 7-7 vs. the spread.

Providence's over/under record for the season sits at 9-14 and the average scoring total in their games is 139.6 points. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 145. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.

The Providence offense is coming off a game where they scored 72 points against Butler. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.9% and connected on 10 threes. The top scorer for the Friars was Corey Floyd Jr. with 20 points, while Devin Carter also chipped in with 18 points.

At present, the Friars' defense is nationally ranked 75th, allowing 67.8 points per game. Against Butler in their most recent game, the Providence defense gave up a total of 75 points while allowing Butler to hit 51% of their shots.