Against The Spread Pick
The Hoyas and Red Storm clash at Madison Square Garden with both just hoping to stay alive in the Big East. Georgetown is on a three-game losing streak and has only been close to a victory during that stretch once, in a four-point loss against Marquette. St. John’s has lost four of its last five games. The Hoyas are 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games, while the Red Storm has performed better against the spread, covering in four of their last six games. Georgetown has won six of the last 10 head-to-head meetings with St. John’s. Neither team is playing the strongest of basketball lately, but taking the Red Storm to cover -1.5 points is the right call.
Over Under Pick
Two of the last three head-to-head meetings have resulted in totals over 163 points. Georgetown was able to win their first meeting this season in an 87-66 blowout. That game resulted in a 153-point total. This match-up features a 154-point total, but with both the Hoyas and Red Storm averaging 77 points or less, avoid the over has to be the play here. Take the under.