Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Red Storm and Huskies. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on FOX, and it’s hosted by the Huskies at XL Center in Hartford, CT. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Big East conference game currently have the Huskies as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 147.5 points.

ST. JOHN’S RED STORM VS CONNECTICUT HUSKIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: St. John’s Red Storm +11

This game will be played at XL Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, December 23rd.

WHY BET THE ST. JOHN’S RED STORM:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Huskies.
  • Even though we have Connecticut winning straight-up, we like St. John’s at +11.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can the Red Storm Offense Score Enough on the Road?

St. John’s enters today’s game against Connecticut with a record of 8-3. On the road, the Red Storm are 3-2, while at home they are 2-1. St. John’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 3-5. However, in their last five games, they have a strong 4-1 record vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving St. John’s have had an average of 153.4 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 146.2 points. Their over/under record is 6-2-0. When assessing the Red Storm’s performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-2, with their games averaging 148 points per game.

In their previous game, the Red Storm’s offense finished with 80 points, which is right in line with their current average of 80.1 points per contest. The St. John’s offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 22.8 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 35% of their looks from outside this season.

St. John’s’ defense has been playing well, ranking 92nd nationally, with 67.4 points allowed per game. In their previous game vs. Boston College, the Eagles finished with a field goal percentage of 56% and a total of 86 points vs. St. John’s.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Huskies?

Connecticut, who has a 10-2 record, will be playing St. John’s today. In their last ten home games, Connecticut has a perfect 10-0 record at home, including last year. Up to this point, Connecticut holds a 5-5 record vs. the spread. In their last five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, Connecticut has an over/under record of 4-6-0, with their games averaging 145.3 points per game on average. The Huskies’ last five games have culminated with an average of 146 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

The Connecticut offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 60 points versus Seton Hall. During the game, they attempted 21 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 37.9%. On the offensive front, the Huskies have a season-long field goal percentage of 50%, ranking 51st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 266th in terms of percentage and 154th in three-pointers made.

Connecticut’s defense has been playing well, ranking 34th nationally, with 63.2 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.0 threes per game vs. St. John’s. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.3%.