St. John’s hopes to turn around their last season form when they take on the March Madness odds favorite Arizona State Sun Devils on Wednesday, March 20. The Red Storm looked terrible in a loss to Marquette in the Big East Tournament. Will St. John’s turn it around on Wednesday night and march to the NCAA Tournament Round of 64?
St. John’s vs Arizona State March Madness Odds & Game Info
- When: Wednesday, March 20 at 9:10 pm ET
- Where: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH
- TV: truTV
- Live Stream: March Madness Live
- March Madness Odds: Arizona State -2 (Total 155)
Why #11 St. John’s Red Storm are a good bet?
The Red Storm ended the season going 1-4 straight up. No loss was as bad as the 54-86 drubbing they took at the hands of the Marquette Golden Eagles in the Big East Tournament.
However, there’s a silver lining in that game. At halftime, the score was 38-26 Marquette. Early in the second half, St. John’s cut the Golden Eagles lead to 5. But, the game eventually got away from the Red Storm. If they can get off to a stronger start on Wednesday night, they can beat the Arizona State Sun Devils.
- Points/G: 77.5
- Field Goal %: 45.4
- 3-Point %: 36.1
- Free Throw %: 72.5
- Rebounds/G: 32.6
- Points/G: 74.8
- Field Goal %: 43.5
- 3-Point %: 34.1
- Free Throw %: 70.8
- Rebounds/G: 26.5
Why #11 Arizona State Sun Devils are a good bet?
Unlike St. John’s, Arizona State ended their season looking like one of the better teams in the Pac 12. The Sun Devils beat Oregon State 74-71 and rival Arizona 72-64 to end their season on a high note.
Then, in the Pac 12 Tournament, they dominated UCLA 83-72. They lost to Oregon 75-79 in their next tournament game, but the loss happened in overtime. Not only that, Oregon ended up winning the Pac 12 Tournament. ASU is playing better than St. John’s. They’ve got a big shot of winning and covering against the spread.
- Points/G: 77.8
- Field Goal %: 44.7
- 3-Point %: 34.1
- Free Throw %: 67.1
- Rebounds/G: 40.1
- Points/G: 73.1
- Field Goal %: 41.3
- 3-Point %: 33.6
- Free Throw %: 70.9
- Rebounds/G: 31.3
St. John’s vs Arizona State March Madness Betting Trends
- Red Storm are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 versus the Pac 12
- Red Storm are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss
- Sun Devils are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss
- Sun Devils are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games
Final March Madness Betting Prediction for St. John’s vs Arizona State
Although the Arizona State Sun Devils are playing better than St. John’s, the Red Storm will have the top player on the court on Wednesday night.
Shamorie Ponds averages 19.5 points and 5.2 assists per game. He can take over a matchup and dominate from the point-guard position. Versus Marquette, Ponds has had to play hard on defense because Marquette’s best player is guard Markus Howard, an All-American.
ASU has no player close to Howard’s level. That should leave Ponds to concentrate more on the offensive end. With Ponds’ ability to get needed buckets and dish the rock, St. John’s has a big edge. They’ll win and cover.
2019 March Madness Betting Pick: St. John’s +2