UConn vs St. John’s (NY) Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, February 25, 2023

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The St. John’s (NY) Red Storm’s (17-12, 7-11 Big East) Big East schedule includes Saturday’s game against the UConn Huskies (21-7, 10-7 Big East) at Madison Square Garden. It tips at 12:00 PM ET on CBS.

The Huskies match up against the Red Storm in a game that UConn is currently a solid favorite by 7 points. The point total for the game is 152.

UConn vs. St. John’s (NY) Odds

Point Spread for UConn vs. St. John’s (NY)

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with oddsmakers listing UConn as the favorite.

UConn vs. St. John’s (NY) Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UConn has -329 odds to pick up the win, while St. John’s (NY) is listed at +263 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 152 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, February 25, 2023
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Arena: Madison Square Garden

UConn vs. St. John’s (NY) Betting Trends

UConn has played 27 games, with 16 wins against the spread. The Huskies have won in 17, or 73.9%, of the 23 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. UConn’s games this year have hit the over 58.6% of the time (17 out of 29 games with a set point total).

St. John’s (NY) has played 29 games, with 12 wins, against the spread. The Red Storm have put together a 2-11 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 15.4% of those games). St. John’s (NY)’s games this season have eclipsed the over/under 14 times in 29 opportunities (48.3%).

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UConn vs. St. John’s (NY) Key Players to Watch

UConn

Adama Sanogo is tops on the Huskies with 16.8 points per contest and 7.2 rebounds, while also posting 1.4 assists. Jordan Hawkins averages 16.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest. Defensively, he posts 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Tristen Newton averages a team-best 4.4 assists per game. He is also averaging 10.1 points and 4.1 rebounds, shooting 37.4% from the field and 34.1% from beyond the arc with 1.1 made 3-pointers per contest. Andre Jackson posts 6.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 1.1 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.

St. John’s (NY)

Joel Soriano is putting up team highs in points (15.4 per game) and rebounds (11.9). And he is delivering 1.1 assists, making 57.0% of his shots from the floor. David Jones gives the Red Storm 12.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. He also posts 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Posh Alexander is the Red Storm’s top assist man (4.4 per game), and he delivers 9.7 points and 4.0 rebounds. The Red Storm get 8.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game from Dylan Addae-Wusu.

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What you need to know about the UConn Huskies

UConn’s Big East games have gone over the point total 10 out of 17 times this season. The Huskies are 38th in the nation with 78.4 points per game this year. At the other end, they rank 37th with 64.5 points allowed per contest. UConn has been shining when it comes to rebounding this year, ranking 13th-best in college basketball in boards per game (36.3) and sixth-best in boards allowed per contest (26.5).

UConn is making 8.9 treys per game (39th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while owning a 35.6% three-point percentage (108th-ranked). When it comes to defending three-pointers, it’s been a dominant stretch for the Huskies, who are ceding 4.6 treys per game (second-best in college basketball) and a 29.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc (17th-best).

The Huskies have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall in their past 10 contests. Six of UConn’s last 10 contests have gone over the total. UConn has seen a decrease in scoring lately, racking up 75.4 points per game in its last 10 contests, 3.0 points fewer than the 78.4 it has scored this season. UConn has been less stingy on the defensive side of the ball as of late, allowing 68 points per game over its past 10 contests compared to the 64.5 points per game its opponents average over the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the St. John’s (NY) Red Storm

St. John’s (NY) and its opponents have combined to hit the over eight out of 18 times this season in Big East action. The Red Storm put up 76.8 points per game and give up 74.3, ranking them 59th in college basketball offensively and 299th defensively. On the boards, St. John’s (NY) is sixth-best in the nation in rebounds (37.0 per game). It is 283rd in rebounds allowed (32.7 per game).

St. John’s (NY) makes 5.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 32.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 328th and 268th, respectively, in the nation. Defensively, the Red Storm are 306th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded per game at 8.3. They are 273rd in 3-point percentage conceded at 35.2%.

The Red Storm are 3-7 against the spread and 4-6 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, St. John’s (NY) has gone over the total four times. St. John’s (NY) has played worse offensively in its last 10 games, posting 72 points per contest, 4.8 fewer points its than season average of 76.8. While the Red Storm are giving up 74.3 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their previous 10 games, allowing 78 points per contest.

UConn vs. St. John’s (NY) Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is UConn, and we project that UConn will cover the spread (UConn -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 152 points.

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How to bet UConn vs. St. John’s (NY)

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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