Episode 198 : We now are 27-12 in our last 39 hoops picks good for 69%. We have one Member VIP Member Pick on the Thursday Card. Can we hit the big 70% number to end the month?! My February VIP Package is FREE at BobBalfe.com
6:30 PM EST
Xavier +4 over St. Johns
This is a big game for both teams. Xavier has looked really good the past few games. St Johns is a fun team to watch with their fast pace guard play. This is a matchup between two different styles. St. Johns has not had success against big teams. Xavier is a big team. The size mismatch will be very obvious in this game. Xavier has dominated this series as of late, but if there ever was a time for the Red Storm to get a win it would be now.
Mustapha Heron will miss the game tonight for St. Johns. This means the Red Storm are going to have to shoot around 50% to win this game because there is little doubt they will lose the battle on the boards tonight. This should be another great game that goes to the wire, but it might be hard for St. Johns to not only win this game but win by more than 2 possessions. Xavier is short-handed tonight, but I don’t believe St. Johns will be able to get them into foul trouble. Take Xavier.