St. John's vs Providence Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/13/24

Providence (15-9) vs St. John's (14-10)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Amica Mutual Pavilion)

Betting Odds: Providence -2 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. John’s Red Storm and Providence Friars face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free St John’s vs Providence prediction.

Can Providence Bounce Back?

Providence faced off against Butler in the last game and they were competitive, but the defense gave up 75 points and they ended up losing by three. Providence allowed Butler to shoot almost 52 percent from the field and you aren’t going to win many games when you allow that to happen. Corey Floyd Jr had a strong game putting up 20 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Providence is averaging 73.4 points while their defense is giving up 67.8 points per game. The defense is ranked 75th in the league. 

Can St. John’s Defense Make Enough Stops?

St. John’s in the last game faced off against Marquette and the defense wasn’t good enough. St John’s scored 75 points, but the defense gave up 86 points and that led to the defeat. Daniss Jenkins had a strong game putting up 22 points, six rebounds, and six assists. St. John’s is averaging 76.9 points while their defense is giving up 70.8 points per game. The defense is ranked 147th and they are going to need the defense to be better here. Joel Soriano is averaging 15.3 points while shooting 61 percent from the field and 53.8 percent from behind the three point line. St. John's will take on Seton Hall and Georgetown after this game.

Providence Friars Team Facts

  • Providence has won 27 of its last 28 night games at Amica Mutual Pavilion against non-AP-ranked opponents.
  • Seven of the last eight games between St. John's and Providence have produced a total of 148+ points.
  • Providence has won the first half in 11 of its last 12 night games at Amica Mutual Pavilion against non-AP-ranked opponents.

St. John's Red Storm Team Facts

  • St. John's has lost each of its last five games at Amica Mutual Pavilion.
  • Forty-three of St. John's' last 53 night games against non-AP-ranked opponents have produced a total of 145+ points.
  • The home team has won the first half in eight of St. John's' last nine games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • Providence ranks T9th among Division 1 teams for opponent assists per game this season (10.0).
  • Providence ranks 26th among Division 1 teams for opponent assist to turnover ratio this season (0.79).
  • St. John's ranks 11th among Division 1 teams for field goal attempts per game this season (64.7).
  • St. John's ranks T19th among Division 1 teams for blocks per game this season (5.2).

Providence vs St. John’s Betting Prediction

This game is going to be higher scoring. St. John’s in the last game gave up 86 points and they are going to really struggle to defend in this game. Providence is averaging 73.4 points and the yaer going to score higher than that here. St. John’s is averaging 76.9 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. There will be very little defense played here, and this game is going to go over the total. 

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

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