Arizona State vs St. John's 3/20/19 - NCAA Tournament Picks & Predictions
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Arizona State Sun Devils vs. St. John’s Red Storm
NCAAB: 3:00 PM EST
Mar. 20, 2019
Latest Odds : STJ -1 Total 152
Two No. 11 seeded teams from the West Region meet in a First Four matchup on Wednesday when the Arizona State Sun Devils play the St. John’s Red Storm in a First Four game with the winner playing Buffalo on Friday. Arizona State lost to Oregon on Friday 79-75 in overtime in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals. The Sun Devils were led in the loss by Luguentz Dort with 16 points.
St. John’s lost its last outing to Marquette 86-54 in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday night. The Red Storm were within 12 points at the half, but the wheels came off in the second half as Marquette outscored St. John’s 48-28. Shamorie Ponds, who averaged 19.7 points per game entering the game, scored just 13 for St. John’s.
Luguentz Dort leads Arizona State in scoring and is second in rebounding with averages of 16.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Zylan Cheatham leads the Sun Devils in rebounding with an average of 10.4 per game, while Remy Martin is the leader in assists with an average of 5.1 per game. Arizona State is shooting 44.7% from the field and 34.1% from 3-point territory.
Shamorie Ponds leads St. John’s in scoring and assists with averages of 19.5 points and 5.2 assists per game. LJ Figueroa leads the team in rebounding with an average of 6.2 per game. St. John’s is shooting 45.4% from the field and 36.1% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Arizona State is 3-1 ATS in its last 4
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Sun Devils last 7
St. John’s is 1-4 ATS in its last 5
The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Red Storm’s last 6
Free Betting Pick: Arizona State Sun Devils +1
Arizona State has had its problems with consistency this season but did win three straight outright and covered each of those three before losing to Oregon in overtime. St. John’s however, has lost 4 of the last 5 outright and ATS. The Red Storm is spiraling downward at this point of the season. Final Score Prediction, Arizona State Sun Devils win and cover ATS 80-68.