Rutgers Scarlet Knights take on Red Storm in college basketball test
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs St. John's Red Storm Odds
Madison Square Garden features an NCAAB clash between the host St. John's Red Storm and the visiting Rutgers Scarlet Knights in college hoops action on Wednesday.
It's a game in the Big East Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).
The Scarlet Knights will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 12-12-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Red Storm are 15-14 ATS. Rutgers is 12-13 on the totals; St. John's is 14-14-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 150-rated Rutgers taking on the No. 139-rated Red Storm in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 71-68 win for the Red Storm on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. John's's No. 133 nationally ranked offense (70.1 points per game) against a Scarlet Knights defense that sits as the No. 107 at 65.7 PPG. The Red Storm have been averaging 45.4% from the field, more than the Scarlet Knights have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rutgers owns the country's No. 141-rated mark, allowing 69.4 points per game on the highway. St. John's, on the other hand, rates No. 179 in scoring at home.
Rutgers was a 76-70 winner in its last match against Seton Hall. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs.
St. John's was a 72-56 winner in its last match at home against South Florida. They covered the 12–point spread as favorites. The Red Storm grabbed a 72-56 win over the Bulls on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from D.J. Kennedy at Carnesecca Arena.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Seton Hall are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing South Florida are 2-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Scarlet Knights at Red Storm trends to consider:
St. John's is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
St. John's is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing Rutgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. John's last 5 games when playing Rutgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. John's last 6 games