UConn vs St. John’s (NY) Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, January 15, 2023

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The St. John’s (NY) Red Storm (12-6, 2-5 Big East) will visit the UConn Huskies (15-3, 4-3 Big East) after dropping three road games in a row. It starts at 12:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 15, 2023.

The Huskies match up against the Red Storm in a game that UConn is currently a double-digit favorite by 13.5 points. The game’s point total is 151.5.

UConn vs. St. John’s (NY) Odds

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

The spread for this matchup is set at 13.5 points, with bookmakers listing UConn as the favorite.

UConn vs. St. John’s (NY) Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UConn has -1152 odds to pick up the win, while St. John’s (NY) is listed at +689 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 151.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 15, 2023
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • Location: Hartford, Connecticut
  • Arena: XL Center

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

Against the spread, UConn is 11-6-0 this year. The Huskies have won in 11, or 78.6%, of the 14 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. UConn has hit the over in 61.1% of its opportunities this year (11 times over 18 games with a set point total).

St. John’s (NY) has played 18 games, with eight wins, against the spread. The Red Storm have been the underdog on the moneyline a total of six times this season, and they’ve lost each of those games. St. John’s (NY)’s games this season have hit the over on nine of 18 set point totals (50%).

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

UConn

Adama Sanogo posts 17.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also posting 1.2 assists, shooting 59.8% from the floor. Donovan Clingan is posting 9.3 points, 0.4 assists and 6.4 rebounds per contest. Tristen Newton averages 9.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists per contest, shooting 34.7% from the floor and 34.4% from downtown with 1.2 made 3-pointers per game. Jordan Hawkins is averaging 14.4 points, 1.5 assists and 3.6 rebounds per contest.

St. John’s (NY)

Joel Soriano is the Red Storm’s top scorer (16.4 points per game) and rebounder (12.0, third in college basketball), and produces 0.8 assists. David Jones is putting up 13.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, making 39.7% of his shots from the floor and 32.0% from 3-point range, with 1.7 treys per contest. Andre Curbelo is the Red Storm’s top assist man (5.2 per game), and he puts up 10.5 points and 3.1 rebounds. The Red Storm receive 9.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game from Posh Alexander.

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What you need to know about the UConn Huskies

On offense, the Huskies are averaging 80.0 points per game (31st-ranked in college basketball). They are ceding 62.6 points per contest at the other end of the court (30th-ranked). UConn is averaging 35.7 boards per game this season (42nd-ranked in college basketball), and it has ceded only 27.7 rebounds per game (21st-best).

Offensively the Huskies have played better at home this year, scoring 85.1 points per game, compared to 70.6 per game on the road. This year, UConn is sinking 9.3 threes per game (27th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 35.3% (111th-ranked) from downtown. The Huskies have been shining in terms of defending against three-point shooting this season, ranking second-best in college basketball in threes allowed per game (4.0) and eighth-best in three-point percentage allowed (27.8%).

The Huskies have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 7-3 overall in their last 10 games. In its past 10 contests, UConn has gone over the total six times. In its last 10 games, UConn has been putting up 76.8 points per game, an average that’s a little lower than the 80.0 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. UConn has been slightly suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 66.2 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 62.6 it has conceded this season.

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

With 78.9 points scored per game and 72.3 points allowed, the Red Storm are 43rd in the country on offense and 257th on defense. In 2022-23, St. John’s (NY) is 10th-best in the country in rebounds (37.2 per game) and 227th in rebounds allowed (31.9).

At home the Red Storm are putting up 82.3 points per game, 15.0 more than they are averaging away (67.3). In 2022-23, St. John’s (NY) is 294th in the country in 3-point makes (6.2 per game) and 266th in 3-point percentage (32.3%). Giving up 7.5 3-pointers per game and conceding 33.3% from downtown, the Red Storm are 224th and 187th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories.

The Red Storm are 4-6 against the spread and 4-6 overall in their past 10 games. Four of St. John’s (NY)’s last 10 contests have hit the over. St. John’s (NY) is putting up 75.3 points per game in its previous 10 games, which is 3.6 fewer points than its average for the season (78.9). Over their past 10 games, the Red Storm are giving up 75.8 points per contest, 3.5 more points than their season average (72.3).

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

Our pick to win this matchup is UConn, and we expect that St. John’s (NY) will cover the spread (UConn -13.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 151.5 points.

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How to bet UConn vs. St. John’s (NY)

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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