Free Picks -Georgetown Hoyas vs St. John's Red Storm

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 6:53 PM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017 6:53 PM UTC

Georgetown enters Big East Tournament action on a 5-game losing streak. St. John’s will have the luxury of being at Madison Square Garden where they annually play a handful of home games.

  Georgetown Hoyas vs St. John's Red Storm


Game# 569-570

These teams split their 2 regular season meetings with the home side winning on each occasion.  Georgetown scored 80 and 83 points respectively during those contests, and that’s well beyond its season average of 74.1 per game. The teams combined for a massive 116 free throws in those 2 head to head meetings and converted on an excellent 76.7% of those attempts.

You may be surprised to know, even though St. John’s has endured another long season, they’ve managed to score 71 points or more in 11 of their previous 12 games. The Red Storm has been adept at getting to the free throw line during recent games. As a matter of fact, they’ve averaged 28 free throw attempts per game over their past 5 contests.

Neither team has been very good defensively, and that's especially the case of late. Georgetown has allowed 76.6 points per game during its last 5 outings. Georgetown has also seen 9 of its last 12 contests go over the total when playing either an away or neutral site game. Meanwhile, St. John’s surrendered a mammoth 90.2 points per game while opponents shot 51.9% throughout their previous 5 contests. Additionally, St. John’s has allowed 80 points or more in 9 of its last 11 games.

I like this game to be a high-scoring affair, and one of my college basketball picks will be indicative of that prediction.

 Free NCAAB Pick: Over 153.5Best Line Offered: at TheGreek

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