St. John’s vs. DePaul odds, line: College basketball picks, predictions from model on 107-79 roll

The DePaul Blue Demons will host the St. John’s Red Storm in Big East hoops action on Sunday, with tipoff scheduled for noon ET. The Red Storm are one-point favorites, with the over-under set at 152.5 in the latest St. John’s vs. DePaul odds. Both teams have postseason aspirations, with St. John’s hoping to make the 2019 NCAA Tournament and DePaul hoping to finish above .500 and earn its first postseason bid since 2007. Sunday’s contest could be an intense affair, so you’ll want to see the top St. John’s vs. DePaul picks and college basketball predictions from the proven projection model at SportsLine.

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has raked in the winnings for those following its picks. Over the past two years, the SportsLine Projection Model has returned nearly $4,200 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks. It also entered Week 17 of the 2018-19 college basketball season on a blistering 107-79 run on against the spread picks. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has locked in on St. John’s vs. DePaul. We can tell you it is leaning under, and it also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see that one at SportsLine.

For Sunday’s game, the model knows the Blue Demons will be looking to Max Strus to cause matchup problems for the Red Storm. Strus is one of the more underrated players in the country and can beat teams in a variety of ways, which makes him extremely difficult to plan for. Strus is a streaky shooter who has hit at least four 3-pointers in eight games, but his game is largely predicated on getting to the rim and crashing the glass.

At 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds, he’s a load to keep off the boards for the smaller shooting guards who have to defend him. That’s a big reason why DePaul is in the top 50 in the nation in offensive and defensive rebounding percentage. Against a St. John’s squad that ranks 341st in offensive rebounding percentage and 217th in defensive rebounding percentage, that’s an area where DePaul could dominate.

However, the Red Storm also have a strong chance to cover the St. John’s vs. DePaul spread on Sunday. 

The model also knows the Red Storm have five players on their roster averaging double-digit points, although Mustapha Heron is likely a game-time decision after sitting out the last two games with a knee injury. Even if Heron sits, Shamorie Ponds is one of the most aggressive point guards in the nation, and his scoring and distributing ability should help elevate St. John’s other scorers.

Ponds leads the Red Storm in scoring and assists, averaging 19.5 and 5.2 per game, respectively. He had 27 points and five assists in a win without Heron over Seton Hall last weekend.

Who wins DePaul vs. St. John’s? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the DePaul vs. St. John’s spread you should be all over, all from the model that has returned more than $4,000 to $100 players the last two years.

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