Georgetown vs. St. John's Prediction and Odds: Tale of Two Struggling Big East Teams

The St. John's Red Storm host the Georgetown Hoyas in a matchup between two Big East teams in trouble.
The St. John's Red Storm host the Georgetown Hoyas in a matchup between two Big East teams in trouble. / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

A pair of underperforming Big East rivals take aim at each other tonight in the hopes of gaining some ground in the conference standings.

The St. John’s Red Storm are hosting the Georgetown Hoyas at Madison Square Garden, the team's second game at the Garden this season.

Both teams have lost their last two games but the Hoyas are in worse shape at 6-7 overall and 0-2 in conference play.

In fact, the Hoyas haven’t won in over a month and were beat up by Butler 72-58 in their last game. It is worth noting, however, that the Hoyas were playing shorthanded thanks to D.C. Department of Health Guidelines and injuries.

Dante Harris, Donald Carey, Kobe Clark, and head coach Patrick Ewing were all absent.

St. John’s, meanwhile, dropped their previous game to UConn 86-78 in overtime. NBA talent Julian Champagnie led the charge as usual, but his 27 points we’re just not enough. Posh Alexander added 11 points and 10 boards. Here are the odds for this Big East brawl, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.

Georgetown vs. St. John's Odds, Spread, and Total


  • Georgetown +11.5 (-110)
  • St. John's -11.5 (-110)


  • Georgetown +470
  • St. John's -660


  • 161.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Georgetown vs. St. John's Prediction and Pick

The Hoyas are not as bad of a team as their record suggests and they have had some bad luck with COVID and injuries all year. They had their first four games of conference play postponed and were forced out of action for almost a month.

While the same can be said for many teams, most were negatively affected by the lengthy gap between games. At 6-5, it is not as if the Hoyas were killing it beforehand, but the hiatus didn’t help.

Georgetown is also a pretty bad road team and has won just two of its last 13 games away from home dating back to last season. Overall, the Hoyas are a bad bet too with a 5-8 ATS record and a 1-5 mark as an underdog. They haven’t covered a game since Dec. 15 against Howard. The reason for this is obvious. Their offense is awful and ranks outside of the top 200 in field goal percentage and assists to turnover ratio. 

While St. John’s is not a powerhouse, they have a defense that falls just outside the top 100 and should be able to handle the Hoyas with relative ease. This is a good spot for the Red Storm to get back on track at home where they have covered just once in their last nine games. They are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall and need to snap out of their funk sooner than later. 

While both teams make for a risky bet, I think the Hoyas’ slide is not done yet and they lose another Big East game by double digits. 

Pick: St. John’s Red Storm -11.5 (-110)