St. John's Red Storm vs. Xavier Musketeers Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 16 (2/16): NCAAB
- Feb 16, 2022, 1:33:47 PM
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|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|SJU money line||+333|
|XAV money line||-450|
|Over / under||148.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Road / home record||3-5||12-3|
|Points per game||78.5||73.1|
|Points allowed per game||73.9||65.1|
|Rebounds per game||38.4||37.6|
|Rebounds allowed per game|
|Over / under record||13-10-1||10-13-1
The St. John's Red Storm and the Xavier Musketeers will meet Wednesday for some Big East action at the the Cintas Center. This will mark the first time these two teams meet this season.
St. John's Red Storm
The Red Storm are 2-3 this month, and they've dropped their last two games to Villanova and UConn at home. Aaron Wheeler led the team with a career-high 31 points in the loss to the Wildcats, while Montel Mathis led with 14 points in the loss to the Huskies.
St. John's is 13-11 this season, with a 5-8 record in Big East play.
Mike Anderson's team is averaging 78.5 points per game on 44.4% shooting, while allowing 73.1 points per game. Julian Champagnie (18.3ppg, 6.8rpg) is the team's leading scorer.
The Musketeers are 3-2 this month, with their last two wins over Butler and UConn coming on their home floor. Big man Jack Nunge dominated and paced the team with 22 points in the win over the Huskies.
Xavier is 17-7 this season, with a 7-6 record in Big East play.
Travis Steele's team is averaging 73.1 points per game on 44.9% shooting, while allowing 65.6 points per game. Paul Scruggs (12.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.3apg) leads the charge for the Musketeers.
St. John's is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
SJU is 3-3 SU in their last 6 road games.
Xavier is 3-2 ATS in their last 5 games.
XAV is 3-3 SU in their last 6 home games.
Xavier needs a win at home here, while the loss of Posh Alexander will be huge here in what will be a tough road spot for the Red Storm. The margin isn't too massive here for one of the best defensive teams in the nation, so I'll take them to cover Wednesday evening.
PICK: Xavier -8.5 (-110)
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