The St. John's Red Storm (5-3) look to remain unbeaten in the borough of Queens on Wednesday night when they welcome the Niagara Purple Eagles (3-6) to Carnesecca Arena. This marks the third borough that the Red Storm have played in their last three contests, having played in The Bronx and Manhattan in their last two contests.
These two will meet for the second consecutive year with things looking a wee bit different this time around to say the least. You know by now: St. John's lost a multitude of players and has a brand new head coach but Niagara returns quite a lot of players who may be familiar with the environment they'll be playing in on Wednesday evening.
A win would mark the fourth year in a row that the Johnnies have started a season 6-3 or better and give the youthful Red Storm some confidence before their upcoming contest against former BIG EAST rival Syracuse this Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
How to watch, listen or stream
Game Time: 5 p.m. ET
Radio: AM 1400 WWWS (Niagara) || 970 AM The Answer (St. John's)
Online Streaming: The game will be available on FOX Sports GO where available.
Odds: The Red Storm opened as an 11-point favorite over Niagara via OddsShark. The line moved to 9.5 and 10 points elsewhere.
Records ATS: Niagara (4-4) || St. John's (3-5)
O/U: The O/U opened at 134.5.
Going into Wednesday, the Red Storm and Purple Eagles have met 99 times. In those 99 meetings, St. John's has won an overwhelming 72 of the 99 matchups against Niagara. The rivalry between the two New York programs goes all the way back to the year 1909. In the last 10 meetings between the two schools, St. John's has won eight of them and five in a row per St. John's' game notes.