St. John’s vs. Arizona State Basketball Odds for First Four Match
Posted by: Mike Davis
We’ve finally reached the college basketball betting postseason. Naturally players learning how to bet on sports will want to do all they can to make the most out of this year’s tournament. The March Madness betting action kicks off this Tuesday and will continue Thursday in the St. John’s vs. Arizona State basketball contest. What kind of turnout can we expect out of this First Four matchup?
St. John’s vs. Arizona State Basketball – Wednesday, March 20th
When: 9:10 pm ET
Where: UD Arena, Dayton Ohio
TV: Tru TV
Stream: Tru TV Live
College Basketball Betting Odds:
St. John’s Red Storm
The Red Storm stormed their way to a 21-12 record. However, with an 8-10 record in conference play, it’s surprising to see St. John’s playing in the postseason. Notwithstanding, it’s clear that the NCAA committee was moved by St. John’s two upset wins over Marquette during the regular season. Additionally, the program also managed to upset Villanova, which also helped them land this First Four contest. So how will St. John’s fair here? Well if there recent lack of success is any indication, the Red Storm are headed for an early exit. After all, they’ve posted a 1-4 record in their last 5 matchups and were really only competitive in one of those losses. Arizona State on the other hand, is 3-1 in their last 4 and finished 2nd in their respective conference.
Players to Watch: Shamorie Ponds (19.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 5.2 apg), Mustapha Heron (14.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.3 apg), and LJ Figueroa (14.3 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.7 apg).
Arizona State Sun Devils
The Sun Devils storm into this Wednesday’s First Four fresh off a Pac-12 Tournament loss to Oregon 79-75. Nevertheless, Arizona State is confident that they can take this Frist Four matchup by storm. Looking over the numbers however, it’s clear that this will be a tight matchup. At the present time St. John’s is averaging 77.5 per game and is allotting 74.8 to their opponents. Comparatively the Sun Devils are putting up 77.8 offensively and are giving up 73.1 defensively.
Players to Watch: Luguentz Dort (16.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.3 apg), Remy Martin (13.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 5.1 apg), and Zylan Cheatham (11.8 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 3.3 apg).
St. John’s vs. Arizona State Basketball Betting Predictions
St. John’s vs. Arizona State Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this St. John’s vs. Arizona State basketball matchup? All things considered, Arizona State is your best option here. The Red Storm is looking more like a breeze lately while the Sun Devils shouldn’t have too much of a problem showing up. The money line is quite favorable here on Arizona State so make sure to capitalize. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 88-77 Arizona State.