St John’s Red Storm vs Providence Friars 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

St John’s Red Storm vs Providence Friars 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The St. John’s Red Storm and the #16 Providence Friars will hold a Big East Conference battle on Saturday, January 8 at noon (ET) at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.  The Providence Friars are 3-1 in the Big East and are 13-2 overall while the St. John’s Red Storm are  1-0 and are 9-3 overall. 


St. John’s ended last season in fourth-place at 10-9 and 16-11 overall while the Friars ended last season in sixth-place at 9-10 in the Big East and 13-13 overall. 


The St. John’s Red Storm would like to extend their recent victory against the DePaul Blue Demons.  Last Wednesday, St. John’s won in a close game of 89-84 with Julian Champagnie scoring a career-high 34 points and 15 rebounds. 


Dylan Addae-Wusu had 17 points and 8 assists while Posh Alexander added 16 points, and Montez Mathis had 11 points.  The Red Strom shot 47.8%, 55.6% in three-point shooting, and only 56.5% in free throws.  They were outrebounded 44-40 but forced the Blue Demons to turn over the ball 16 times. St. John’s blocked DePaul 11 times.   


As a team, St. John’s is averaging 83.2 ppg points which is to 14 in the league.  Their 37.6 rebounds are 135th.  The 19.3 assists per game is top 7 in the NCAA Men’s basketball.  Julian Champagnie leads with 21.5 ppg and 7.5 rpg.  Posh Alexander leads in field goals at 51.5%, in 5 assists, and 2.5 steals per game.  Joel Soriano leads with 2 blocks per game.  


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St John’s Red Storm vs Providence Friars Predictions 1/8/2022


The number 16 ranked Providence Friars took a devastating 88-56 loss in the hands of the Marquette Golden Eagles.  The team struggled offensively, shooting 7 of 25 in the first half for a total of only 22 points from the team. 


Al Durham scored 16 points, was 3 of 12, and made 8 of 9 free throws.  Ed Croswell added 11 points.  The Friars were limited to 32.8% in shooting, made 5 of 19 three-points, and 13 of 20 free throws.  Providence committed 14 turnovers and was blocked 8 times.    


As a team, the Friars are averaging 68.9 ppg points which is tied for 282nd.  Their 37.3 rebounds is 152nd.  The 13.3 assists per game is 208th in the league.  Nate Watson leads with 13.5 ppg, 55.1% in field goals, and 0.9 blocks per game.  Al Durham leads with 3.1 assists and 0.7 steals per game.  Noah Horchler leads with 8.1 rebounds.   


St. John’s Red Storm vs #16 Providence Friars.  The NCAAB pick is the #16 Providence Friars.  Providence will be out for revenge after their disappointing loss over the Marquette Golden Eagles. 


Defensively, Providence is more dominant allowing only 62.9 ppg vs 72.8 from St. John’s.  The Friars covered the number in 7 of its last 9 games.  On the other hand, the Red Storm failed to cover the number in 8 of its last 9 games.  Taking the win at home is the Providence Friars with a final score prediction and cover ATS 79-70. 


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St John’s Red Storm vs Providence Friars 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 12:00 P.M. ET


Location: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI


Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022




NCAAB ODDS: Providence Friars -5.0




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