Looking to win big? The Red Storm and Blue Demons face off at 9:00 ET on FS1. The Blue Demons are hosting the game at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. In this Big East matchup, St. John’s is favored by -19.5 vs. DePaul. The over/under for the game is 151.5 points.


The Pick: DePaul Blue Demons +19.5

This game will be played at Wintrust Arena at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, March 5th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Blue Demons.
  • Not only will DePaul pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +19.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Red Storm Find a Way to Win in Chicago?

St. John’s has been a much better team at home this season, going 11-4 compared to 6-7 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +12.2, compared to just +0.8 on the road.

As the favorite, the Red Storm have gone 13-4 this season, and they are currently on a three-game win streak. In their last game, they defeated Butler by a score of 82-59.

St. John’s has been inconsistent vs. the spread this season, going 14-14. As the favorite, they have gone 8-9 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-7 this year and over their last 10 road games, they are 4-5 vs. the spread.

St. John’s over/under record this season sits at 14-14 and today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (149.2). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points.

The St. John’s offense is coming off a game where they scored 82 points against Butler. They posted a field goal percentage of 44.3% and connected on 9 threes. Daniss Jenkins is leading the team in scoring at 14.5 points per contest. Joel Soriano has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.4 going into the game.

In terms of defense, St. John’s is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 70.8 points per game. St. John’s’ three-point defense is currently 112nd in the country at 6.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.4% of their shots vs. St. John’s.

Does DePaul Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?

DePaul is 3-26 on the season and has lost 17 straight games. They are 0-18 in Big East play and 0-12 on the road this season. As the underdog, DePaul is 0-23 this season. The Blue Demons have lost their last eight games at home and are 3-14 at home this season.

In their last game, DePaul lost to Butler by a score of 82-63. Over their last 10 games at home, the Blue Demons have gone just 1-9. This season, they have been the underdog in 23 of their 29 games.

As the underdog, DePaul has gone just 6-16-1 against the spread this season. At home, the Blue Demons are 5-11-1 ATS this year and have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games. Overall, DePaul has an ATS record of 9-19-1 this season.

Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in DePaul’s games this year (144.7). Currently, their over/under record is 15-14. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

The Blue Demons’ offense wrapped up their last game with 63 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 64.7 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is Elijah Fisher, who holds an average of 10.4 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Da’Sean Nelson is averaging 9.9 points per game this season.

At present, the Blue Demons’ defense is nationally ranked 338th, allowing 81.7 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 9.3 threes per game vs. St. John’s. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 36.9%.