Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Red Storm and Runnin’ Utes. The game is starting at 5:30 ET on ESPN, and it’s hosted by the Runnin’ Utes at TD Arena in Charleston, SC. Get ready to place your bets! This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 150.5 points, and the Runnin’ Utes are favored to win at home vs. the Red Storm.
ST. JOHN’S RED STORM VS UTAH RUNNIN’ UTES BETTING PICK
The Pick: St. John’s Red Storm +4.5
This game will be played at TD Arena at 5:30 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE ST. JOHN’S RED STORM:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Runnin’ Utes.
- Even though we have Utah winning straight-up, we like St. John’s at +4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Is a Win at Charleston Possible for the Red Storm?
St. John’s is set to play their fifth game of the season against Utah. They currently have a 2-2 record overall. In their previous ten road games, which includes games from last year, St. John’s has a record of 4-6. As of today’s game, St. John’s has a 0-4 ATS record. When playing away, the Red Storm are 0-2 vs. the spread, just like their 0-2 ATS record at home.
St. John’s’ games have, on average, featured 150 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 144.2 points so far. When assessing the Red Storm’s performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 69 points per game.
St. John’s is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 81 points versus Dayton. This output is higher than their season-average of 74.2 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Joel Soriano with 21 points. Jordan Dingle also added 14 points for the Red Storm.
Currently, the Red Storm’s defense holds the 131st rank in the nation, allowing 75.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Dayton, the Flyers finished with a field goal percentage of 51% and a total of 88 points vs. St. John’s.
Can Utah Lock in a Home Win?
In today’s game, Utah comes in with a 3-1 record, after losing their last game to Houston (76-66). In their last ten games at home, including those from last year, Utah has a record of 4-6. As we analyze Utah’s performance against the spread, they come into today’s game with a 3-1 ATS record. At home this season, Utah is 2-1 ATS, and in their previous ten home games, they hold a 4-6 ATS record.
Up to this point, games involving Utah have had an average of 147.8 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 140.9 points. Their over/under record is 2-2-0. When analyzing the Runnin’ Utes’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 72 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
In contrast to their season average of 81.5 points per game, the Utah had a below average performance. They scored 66 points against Houston and had a field goal percentage of 35.8%. The top scorer for the Runnin’ Utes was Gabe Madsen with 29 points, while Branden Carlson also chipped in with 17 points.
Currently, the Runnin’ Utes’ defense holds the 66th rank in the nation, allowing 66.2 points per game. So far, the Utah defense is giving up an average of 7.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.8 times per game (394th).