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9:00 PM EST. The Blue Demons of Depaul are 10-14 overall and 3-9 in conference play, but this game tonight has very little to do with this capable host. However, Depaul is coming off a nice 80-63 road win over Providence after dropping its three games prior and should be delighted to see St. John’s after a 91-74 road win earlier this season up in Queens. The Blue Demons were 7½-point pooches that night, and are now evenly priced at home in Chicago. That's not right.
St. John's has been playing on another planet after three straight wins over Duke, Villanova and Marquette, in that order. The big question is, "are the Johnnies for real?" The short answer, "no." Before that improbable stretch of victories, the Red Storm were struggling just to stay afloat after 11 consecutive defeats. We faded St. John's on Saturday against Marquette, citing it as a big time letdown spot. The Red Storm had us ripping up our ticket that day, but we will not back off, as this might be the most overvalued program in America at the moment. The Red Storm were double-digit dogs to both Duke and 'Nova and then covered as the chalk against the Golden Eagles. Now, the Johnnies are being asked to spot a price in a true road game for the first time this season, which is a whole new ballgame. St. John’s is still very much the weakest team in the Big East despite playing well above its talent level. Proof of that comes from the Red Storms' 60% shooting from the field versus Marquette. Well above their 43% mark on the season. If we're in the business of selling high, and we are, then it's a full-on fire sale on the Red Storm.
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#774 DEPAUL +103 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.06)