Against the Spread Pick
The Creighton Bluejays have won five games in a row and nine of their last 10 heading into Sunday’s date with the St. John’s Red Storm. This streak got started with none other than a victory over the Red Storm, whom Creighton defeated 94-82 on Feb. 8. Marcus Zegarowski led six different Bluejays in double-figures with 23 points and he is coming off a 25-point effort during last weekend’s 81-59 rout of Butler. Zegarowski (16.1 ppg) has reached double-figures in all five games of this current surge. Dating back to Dec. 31, the Red Storm lost three straight, won, lost three straight, won, lost three straight, won, and then lost three more straight. For those counting, that means they are 3-12 in their past 15 contests. The Bluejays are 5-0 ATS in their last five overall, 4-1 ATS in their last five on the road, and 4-0 ATS in their last four as favorites. St. John’s is 2-5 ATS in its last seven overall, 2-5 ATS in its last seven against opponents with winning records, and 1-4 ATS in its last five as underdogs. Go with CREIGHTON.
Over Under Pick
In its eight most recent losses, St. John’s has surrendered more than 70 points on every occasion. Zegarowski and company should have no trouble capitalizing, just as they did in the previous head-to-head matchup. Ty-Shon Alexander is also averaging more than 16 points per game (16.9) for Creighton this season. The over is 3-1-1 in the Bluejays’ last five as favorites. Look for this one to go OVER the total.