Jordan Hawkins dunk

Feb 18, 2023; Storrs, Connecticut, USA; UConn Huskies guard Jordan Hawkins (24) drives to the basket in opposition to the Seton Corridor Pirates within the first half at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. Necessary Credit score: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports activities

  • The UConn Huskies are 7.5-point street favorites after they go to St John’s Saturday afternoon
  • The Crimson Storm upset the Huskies final assembly, an 85-74 win in Hartford
  • See under for the most recent UConn vs St John’s odds, plus evaluation and greatest bets

There’s one cease left on the UConn Huskies’ (21-7, 10-7 Huge East) regular-season revenge tour, earlier than the main target shifts to postseason play.

They’ll look to even up the season sequence with the St John’s Crimson Storm (17-12, 7-11 Huge East), a staff that handed the 18th-ranked Huskies — a darkhorse within the 2023 NCAA Championship odds — arguably their worst defeat of the 12 months.

St John’s is a fringe bubble staff, however a season sweep of the Huskies would give them a pair of signature wins vs a staff that’s a lock to be taking part in in March.

UConn vs St John’s Odds

Crew Unfold Moneyline Complete
Connecticut Huskies -7.5 (-110) OFF O 152 (-110)
St John’s Crimson Storm +7.5 (-110) OFF U 152 (-110)

The faculty basketball odds have the Huskies as 7.5-point street favorites, with the whole set at 152.

The Crimson Storm has struggled in opposition to groups ranked larger than them within the Huge East, with only a 2-10 document. They’ve run a 5-1 document in opposition to the bottom-3 groups within the convention.

All of it will get underway Saturday (Feb 25) at 12pm ET from Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis. The sport may be seen stay on CBS.

Odds as of February twenty fourth at DraftKings Sportsbook.

UConn vs St John’ Betting Evaluation

The Huskies picked up their fifth win within the final six video games, downing Twentieth-ranked Windfall 87-69. Jordan Hawkins was the main scorer within the sport with 20 factors, to go together with six boards. It’s the sixth time in eight video games he’s been the excessive man for the Huskies.

Alex Karaban had 16 factors and eight rebounds, matched by Adama Sonogo’s 16, with 5 rebounds and three blocks.

The win over Windfall marked the third win of the 12 months in opposition to a staff that had crushed UConn earlier within the season.

Final day out, they downed the Seton Corridor Pirates 64-55, who had crushed them on Jan 18. Additionally they whipped Tenth-ranked Marquette 87-72, after a loss to them on Jan 11.

UConn is likely one of the greatest defensive groups within the nation, holding groups to 64.5 factors per sport, tied for thirty seventh within the nation. Additionally they restrict groups to a forty five.3% efficient discipline aim proportion, rating eleventh within the NCAA.

St John’s enters this one having gained three of their final 4, together with their final sport, a 79-70 win over the Georgetown Hoyas.

Joel Soriano was certainly one of 5 storm gamers to attain in double digits, main the way in which with 16 factors, eight rebounds and two blocks, whereas Posh Alexander stuffed the stat sheet with 11 factors, 4 rebounds, three assists and 4 steals.

David Jones got here off the bench to attain 14 factors and seize a team-high 12 boards.

The Crimson Storm can go toe-to-toe with UConn within the scoring division, as they common 76.8 factors per sport, good for 58th (UConn ranks thirty ninth at 78.4). They play with a ton of tempo, rating second in KenPom’s adjusted tempo metric.

Rushing the sport up was an enormous issue of their 85-74 win over the Huskies. The 77 complete possessions was the second-most in a sport for UConn all season. That additionally may need had one thing to do with the 20 turnovers St John’s pressured the Huskies into.

The Crimson Storm received contributions up and down the roster, with six gamers hitting double digits, topped by Soriano’s 19 factors and 13 boards.

St John’s gained the sport regardless of capturing 2-for-13 from distance (15.4%), however they did restrict the Huskies to 41.8% capturing for the sport, and 8-for-26 kind three-point vary (30.8%).

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UConn vs St John’s Prediction

Other than revenge, there’s a lot on the road for UConn, who, at fifth within the Huge East, have an opportunity to climb into the highest 4, which comes with a first-round bye within the upcoming Huge East Event.

The Huskies have been a strong wager all 12 months, operating a 17-10-1 mark in opposition to the unfold. St John’s is 12-17 ATS on the 12 months.

UConn vs St John’s Head-to-Head

18 Rank NR
21-7 Document 17-12
78.4 Factors per Recreation 76.8
64.5 Factors In opposition to per Recreation 74.3
52.9% Efficient FG% 49.6%
45.3% Opponent Efficient FG% 50.2%

UConn is simply 4-5 on the street this season, going 2-5 ATS of their final seven street video games. The Crimson Storm have had their struggles as properly, going simply 1-4 ATS of their final 5 dwelling video games.

The true winner on this latest head-to-head is the underdog, who has lined in 5 straight conferences.

Search for that development to cease right here, and for the Huskies to finish their revenge tour — they’ve gained by at the very least 9 factors in every of their final three wins.

Choose: UConn -7.5 (-110)

Eric Rosales

Sports activities Author & Editor