St. John's vs Creighton Prediction - Basketball Picks for 1/25/23

Creighton Bluejays (11-8) vs St. John's Red Storm (13-7)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 9:00 pm (CHI Health Center Omaha)

Betting Odds: Creighton Bluejays -8 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. John’s Red Storm and Creighton Bluejays face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. When these two teams faced off in February it was Creighton that secured the 81-78 victory.

St. John’s Betting Preview

St. John’s come into this game with a 13-7 record overall and they have gone 9-11 against the spread. In last game gainst Villanova, St. John’s only scored 49 points and that led to the eight point defeat. The Red Storm are averaging 77.8 points while their defense is giving up 71.6 points per game. The offense is ranked 54th, and they need the offense to get back on the right track in this game. Joel Soriano is averaging 16.4 points while shooting 61.1 percent from the field.

Creighton Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Creighton who sits with an 11-8 record and they have gone 9-10 against the spread. Creighton is trying to chase down Xavier, who has a key game against UConn on Wednesday. In the last game against Butler, the defense gave up only 52 points and that led to the 21 point victory. Creighton is averaging 76.3 points while their defense is giving up 67.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 76th in the league. Ryan Kalkbrenner is averaging 14.9 points while shooting 72.9 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

St. John’s vs. Creighton  Trends

The Bluejays are 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600. The under is 4-0-1 in the Blue Jays last five games following an against the spread. The over is 5-1 in St. John’s last six games against a team with a winning straight up record. 

Shane’s Free Pick

These are two teams that really like to push the pace and there is going to be no shortage of scoring in this game. St John’s overall is averaging 77.8 points per game but their defense as been an issue and it will continue here. Both teams are going to get over 80 points here. Back the over. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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