St. John’s (NY) hosts No. 22 Xavier after Freemantle’s 23-point game

Xavier Musketeers (10-3, 2-0 Big East) at St. John’s (NY) Red Storm (11-2, 1-1 Big East)

New York; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: St. John’s (NY) -2; over/under is 161

BOTTOM LINE: No. 22 Xavier visits the St. John’s (NY) Red Storm after Zach Freemantle scored 23 points in Xavier’s 73-70 victory against the Seton Hall Pirates.

The Red Storm are 8-0 on their home court. St. John’s (NY) ranks fourth in college basketball with 39.2 rebounds led by Joel Soriano averaging 12.6.

The Musketeers are 2-0 in Big East play. Xavier is 2-1 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Red Storm and Musketeers meet Wednesday for the first time in Big East play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Soriano is shooting 59.7% and averaging 15.4 points for the Red Storm. David Jones is averaging 1.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for St. John’s (NY).

Souley Boum is averaging 17.3 points and 4.6 assists for the Musketeers. Jack Nunge is averaging 14.6 points over the last 10 games for Xavier.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Storm: 8-2, averaging 76.3 points, 39.5 rebounds, 15.4 assists, 9.0 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 67.5 points per game.

Musketeers: 7-3, averaging 83.0 points, 35.1 rebounds, 20.6 assists, 6.0 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 49.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 75.5 points.

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