St. John's at Duke 2/2/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:28 AM ET

On Saturday, the St. John’s Red Storm visit Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina for an ACC showdown with the No. 2 ranked Duke Blue Devils. The Red Storm improved to 16-5 following its 83-67 win over Creighton. Shamorie Ponds paced St. John’s with 26 points. The Red Storm is 4-5 in Big East action.

Duke improved to 18-2 following its 83-61 win on Monday over Notre Dame. The Blue Devils were led by Zion Williamson with 26 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots. R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish combined to score 30 points as the Blue Devils cruised to a 22-point win. Shamorie Ponds leads St. John’s in scoring and assists with averages of 20.9 points and 5.7 assists per game. Four other players for the Red Storm are averaging double figures in scoring. LJ Figueroa leads the team in rebounding with an average of 6.8 per game. St. John’s is shooting 47.7% from the field and 38.0% from 3-point territory.

RJ Barrett leads Duke in scoring and is second in assists with averages of 23.5 points and 3.9 assists per game. Zion Williamson is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 22.0 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Tre Jones leads the Blue Devils in assists with an average of 5.6 per game. Duke is shooting 48.5% from the field and 31.2% from 3-point territory.

While Duke will win this game outright at Cameron Indoor Stadium St. John’s will keep it close enough to cover. The Red Storm have covered the number in 5 of the last 6 meetings against the Blue Devils and in 4 of the last 5 on Duke’s home court. Duke usually plays against very big point spreads and that has helped cause them to fail to cover 19 of the last 26 played in the Big East. Final Score Prediction, Duke Blue Devils win but fall short ATS 85-79.

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