DePaul @ St. John's
Current Records: DePaul 9-3; St. John's 8-3
What to Know
The DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm will face off in a Big East clash at 6:30 p.m. ET Jan. 5 at Carnesecca Arena. The teams split their matchups last year, with St. John's winning the first 81-68 on the road and the Blue Demons taking the second 88-83.
The contest between DePaul and the Providence Friars this past Saturday was not a total blowout, but with DePaul falling 70-53 at home, it was darn close to turning into one. Guard Javon Freeman-Liberty (22 points) was the top scorer for DePaul.
Meanwhile, St. John's was close but no cigar two weeks ago as they fell 59-57 to the Pittsburgh Panthers. If the result catches you off guard, it should: the Red Storm were far and away the favorite. Guard Montez Mathis had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 28 minutes but putting up just four points on 2-for-10 shooting.
The losses put the Blue Demons at 9-3 and St. John's at 8-3. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: DePaul comes into the game boasting the 27th most blocked shots per game in college basketball at 5.4. But St. John's is even better: they enter the matchup with 6.2 blocked shots per game on average, good for ninth best in college basketball. Points in the paint might be hard to come by.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Carnesecca Arena -- Jamaica, New York
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Red Storm are a 5-point favorite against the Blue Demons, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Red Storm as a 4.5-point favorite.
St. John's have won eight out of their last 13 games against DePaul.
- Feb 20, 2021 - DePaul 88 vs. St. John's 83
- Jan 27, 2021 - St. John's 81 vs. DePaul 68
- Jan 25, 2020 - St. John's 79 vs. DePaul 66
- Jan 11, 2020 - St. John's 74 vs. DePaul 67
- Mar 13, 2019 - St. John's 82 vs. DePaul 74
- Mar 03, 2019 - DePaul 92 vs. St. John's 83
- Jan 12, 2019 - DePaul 79 vs. St. John's 71
- Feb 14, 2018 - St. John's 77 vs. DePaul 76
- Jan 06, 2018 - DePaul 91 vs. St. John's 74
- Jan 16, 2017 - St. John's 78 vs. DePaul 68
- Jan 01, 2017 - St. John's 79 vs. DePaul 73
- Feb 25, 2016 - DePaul 83 vs. St. John's 75
- Feb 17, 2016 - St. John's 80 vs. DePaul 65