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DePaul Blue Demons vs St John’s Red Storm 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

DePaul Blue Demons vs St John’s Red Storm 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The DePaul Blue Demons will go against the St. John’s Red Storm in NCAAB action in Carnesecca Arena Queens, NY, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 6:30 PM (EST). DePaul is averaging 77.3 points per game, but managed 62, 72, 59, and 53 points in the previous four matches, for a total of 61.5 points per game.


The Blue Demons have a 45.6 percent overall shooting percentage and a 32.1 percent 3-point shooting percentage. DePaul’s highest scorer is Javon Freeman-Liberty, who averages 20.3 ppg, and David Jones averaging 16.1 ppg. Freeman-Liberty is shooting 43.1% while Jones is shooting 49.6%.


With a record of 3.7 assists per game, Freeman-Liberty leads the league, while DePaul averages 11.5 assists and 12.5 turnovers per game. DePaul’s defense allows 67.3 ppg, with opponents shooting 40.1% overall (81st in the US) and 32.4% from behind the 3-point line.


The Blue Demons allow 31.9 rebounds per game, while DePaul is 15th in the country with 38.3 rebounds per game. Jones leads the team in rebounding with an average of 8.3 per game. Nick Ongenda leads the team in blocked shots with an average of 2.8 swats per game, while Freeman-Liberty leads in steals with an average of 1.7 per game.


  • The University of DePaul Blue Demons is 8-4 ATS in their last 12 matches.
  • DePaul is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 matches against St. John’s.
  • The Blue Demons are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 matches in the Big East Conference.

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DePaul Blue Demons vs St John’s Red Storm Predictions 1/5/2022


St. John’s averages 82.6 ppg, but will be missing top scorer Julian Champagnie (20.3 ppg), out with COVID. The Red Storm is shooting 48.5% overall, which is good for 24th in the country, and 35.2% from the 3-point range.


Posh Alexander, who averages 15.9 ppg, shoots 53.0% overall, 25.0 percent from the three-point range, is the team’s most active scorer. Montez Mathis is the only other player for St John’s reaching double figures in scoring, at 10.1 points per game. Alexander has the most assists on the squad, averaging 5.1 per game. St. John’s makes 14.5 turnovers and 10.1 assists per game.


Saint John’s defense allows an average of 71.7 points per game, with opponents shooting 41.0 percent overall and 35.2 percent from the three-point range. The Red Storm are collecting 34.8 rebounds per game while surrendering 32.6 per game.


Champagnie, who leads the team in rebounding with 6.7 per game, will not participate. Joel Soriano, who leads the league in blocked shots with 1.9 per game, will also miss the game. Alexander leads the team in steals, averaging 2.6 per game.


  • TheSt. John’s Red Storm is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games at home.
  • St. John’s is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against DePaul.
  • The Red Storm is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games this season.

DePaul Blue Demons vs St. John’s Red Storm. The NCAAB pick for this game is the DePaul Blue Demons. Even though DePaul dropped each of its previous two games, averaging only 58 points per game, the Blue Demons will face a St. John’s team that is without its best scorer and rebounder Julian Champagnie.


In seven of its past eight games against the Blue Demons, St John’s failed to cover the spread, including four of the last five at home. Because top shot blocker and rim protector Joel Soriano will not be in the court for St. John’s to clog up the middle, DePaul top scorer Javon Freeman-Liberty will be challenging to control and will be able to penetrate easier and either shoot or dish off to teammates. The DePaul Blue Demons will win and cover the ATS to a predicted score of 77-72.


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DePaul Blue Demons vs St John’s Red Storm 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 6:30 PM (EST)


Location: Carnesecca Arena Queens, NY


Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022




NCAAB Odds: St. John’s Red Storm -4.5


NCAAB Totals: 151.5


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