St. John's vs Purdue Women's NCAA March Madness 3/17

St. John's vs Purdue Women's NCAA March Madness 3/17

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As we dive deeper into the heart of March Madness, an exciting women's college basketball game is set to unfold with the St. John's Red Storm taking on the Purdue Boilermakers. The clash takes place on Thursday at Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. To help you make informed picks and parlays for March Madness, our team at KingPin.pro has put together an in-depth analysis of both teams, injury updates, and betting trends, available on our iOS and Android app.

St. John's Red Storm:

Offense: The Red Storm boasts an average of 65.5 points per game, outpacing Purdue's allowed 65.2 points per game. When St. John's reaches the 65-point threshold, they hold an impressive 18-1 record.

Shooting: St. John's has been proficient from the three-point range, averaging 6.2 made shots per game while limiting their opponents to 4.9. When hitting their average from beyond the arc, the Red Storm is undefeated at 12-0.

Defense: Allowing only 59.4 points per game, the Red Storm's defense is a critical part of their success. St. John's will need to focus on containing Purdue's offense, which averages 70.7 points per game.

Rebounding: Rayven Peeples leads the Red Storm with 8.7 rebounds per game, providing a strong presence in the paint. St. John's will need to dominate the boards to create second-chance opportunities and limit Purdue's offense.

Purdue Boilermakers:

Offense: Purdue enters this matchup with a strong offense, averaging 70.7 points per game. When the Boilermakers score at least 59 points, they hold an 18-8 record.

Shooting: The Boilermakers excel at free throws, hitting 77.1% as a team, ranking third-best in the Big Ten. Abbey Ellis leads Purdue in free throws, making 92% of her attempts.

Defense: Purdue's defense allows 65.2 points per game, which will be tested against St. John's offense, who scores an average of 65.5 points per game.

Rebounding: Jeanae Terry, the Boilermakers' leader in rebounds and assists, grabs 7.8 boards per game while dishing out 6.4 assists and scoring 6.7 points.

Injuries:

No significant injuries have been reported for either team.

Betting Trends:

  • St. John's is 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • Purdue is 5-0 ATS in their last five games.

Public Betting Data:

As of now, 60% of the public bets are leaning towards Purdue, while 40% are backing St. John's.

Prediction:

This matchup will be a close battle, but Purdue's potent offense and free-throw proficiency will give them the edge over St. John's.

Pick: Purdue (-4)

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