It will be a battle between Big East opponents when the St. John’s Red Storm (13-9, 2-7 Big East) welcome the Georgetown Hoyas (12-9, 2-6 Big East) to Madison Square Garden. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 2, 2020.
Georgetown Hoyas at St. John’s Red Storm Betting Prediction
In the Hoyas’ last matchup, they were defeated by the No. 16 Butler Bulldogs, 69-64. Butler’s effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over Georgetown. The Bulldogs had a rate of 0.555 (above their season average of 0.529), while the Hoyas posted a mark of 0.373 (below their season average of 0.507). Omer Yurtseven led Georgetown in scoring with 14 points on 4-for-14 shooting.
The Red Storm lost big to the No. 8 Villanova Wildcats in their last matchup, 79-59. Villanova’s 0.148 free throw rate was their biggest strength over St. John’s, who had a rate of 0.049. The Wildcats’ mark was below their season average of 0.217, while the Red Storm’s was below their season average of 0.226. With 24 points on 10-for-16 shooting, Rasheem Dunn was the game’s high scorer.
This is the second game of the season between these two teams. In the first, Mac McClung scored a game-high 24 points and the Hoyas beat the Red Storm 87-66. He also put up six rebounds. The Hoyas made 26 of their 33 free throws (78.8 percent) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.508 vs. 0.397).
When looking at effective field goal percentage, St. John’s figures to have a noteworthy edge. The Red Storm defense ranks 60th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.461), while the Georgetown offense is ranked 183rd in effective field goal percentage (0.500). Furthermore, the Hoyas, who rank 41st in offensive rebounding percentage (33.9 percent), will battle against the Red Storm, who rank 309th in defensive rebounding percentage (68.6 percent).
Georgetown vs. St. John’s Betting Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – St. John’s, O/U – Under
Georgetown ranks 34th in rebounds per game (39.6) while St. John’s ranks 286th in rebounds allowed per game (41.0).
The Red Storm average 10.5 steals per game, which ranks fourth in the NCAA. The Hoyas rank 194th in steals allowed per game (7.8).
St. John’s ranks 67th in assists per game (14.5) while Georgetown ranks 233rd in assists allowed per game (14.9).
The Hoyas rank 39th in blocks per game (4.5) while the Red Storm rank 161st in blocks allowed per game (4.4).
St. John’s ranks 196th in three pointers attempted per game (20.5) while Georgetown ranks 262nd (17.7).
The Hoyas have been outscored by an average of 5.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Georgetown has defeated opponents by an average of 4.2 points.
During their last five games, the Red Storm have scored an average of 68.6 points per game (6.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.4 points per game (4.9 above their season average).