Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Blue Demons versus the Red Storm? Tip off is at at 6:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FS1. The game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont, NY. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 148 points, and St. John’s is favored by -22 to win at home against DePaul.

DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS VS ST. JOHN’S RED STORM BETTING PICK

The Pick: DePaul Blue Demons +22

This game will be played at UBS Arena at 6:30 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.

WHY BET THE DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Red Storm.
  • Even though we have St. John’s winning straight-up, we like DePaul at +22.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the Blue Demons Pull Off a Road Win?

DePaul will be looking to snap a 10-game losing streak when they take on St. John’s on the road. The Blue Demons have not fared well on the road this season, as they are 0-8 with an average scoring margin of -17.5 points per game. Over their last 10 games away from home, DePaul has gone just 1-9.

So far this season, the Blue Demons have been the underdog in 16 of their 22 games, going 0-16 in those contests. In their most recent game, DePaul fell to Xavier by a score of 93-68. This season, the Blue Demons have an overall record of 3-19, including a mark of 0-11 in Big East play.

DePaul’s ATS record this season is 7-14-1, including a mark of 3-5 on the road. As the underdog, the Blue Demons are 4-11-1 vs. the spread this year. In their last 10 games as the underdog, DePaul’s ATS record is 4-6.

DePaul’s over/under record for the season is 11-11, and today’s line of 148 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.5). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 139 points.

Coming off their recent game, the DePaul offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Xavier. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.3%, and they made 4 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Da’Sean Nelson, who is averaging 10.8 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Elijah Fisher also maintains a PPG average of 9.4 heading into game.

So far, the Blue Demons’ defense is ranked 302nd in the country at 79.4 points per contest. The DePaul defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 93 points and allowed Xavier to connect on 4 threes.

Can St. John’s Deliver Being Favored at Home?

St. John’s is 13-9 this season and 5-5 in Big East play. They have lost two straight games and are 9-3 at home this season. The Red Storm are favored by 22 points today and have gone 11-3 when favored this season.

Over their last 10 home games, St. John’s is 8-2. They are coming off a 77-64 loss to Connecticut and have gone 3-2 in their last five home games. On the year, their average scoring margin at home is +12.2 points per game.

St. John’s has an ATS record of 11-10 this season, going 6-6 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Red Storm are 6-4 ATS.

St. John’s over/under record for the season is 11-10, and today’s line of 148 is very close to the average over/under line in their games this year (149.3). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-4.

The St. John’s offense is coming off a game in which they scored 64 points vs. Connecticut. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.2% while connecting on 4 threes. Daniss Jenkins was the leading scorer for the Red Storm, putting up 19 points. In addition, RJ Luis contributed 11 points.

On the defensive side, St. John’s is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 70.7 points per game. The St. John’s defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 77 points and allowed Connecticut to connect on 4 threes.