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St. John's Red Storm take on Bulls in college basketball test

St. John's Red StormSouth Florida Bulls
Jan 18, 7:00 PM | Sun Dome

St. John's Red Storm vs South Florida Bulls Odds

8-9TEAM RECORD10-8

The South Florida Bulls will hit the floor running against the visiting St. John's Red Storm Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Red Storm have watched them go 8-9 and 5-8-1 ATS on the year, while the Bulls are at 10-8 and 7-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulls are 5-10, while the Red Storm have a 6-8 mark.

View St Johns vs South Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Bulls as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 111-ranked Bulls and the No. 179-rated Red Storm in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 66-62 win for the Bulls on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and South Florida has the nation's No. 309-rated offensive output, at 61.1 PPG. The visiting Red Storm defense ranks No. 190 allowing on average 67.5 PPG. The Bulls FG% has averaged 43.4% so far, more than the Red Storm marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. John's owns the country's No. 259-rated mark, allowing 74.2 points per game on the highway. South Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 249 in scoring at home.

St. John's was a 69-49 loser in their most recent outing at home against Georgetown. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. St. John's was run off the court by the Hoyas on Sunday as Georgetown routed them 69-49 at Carnesecca Arena.

In their last action, South Florida was a 56-55 winner at home against Seton Hall. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. South Florida got 14 points from Ron Anderson Jr. en route to a 56-55 victory over Seton Hall on Friday at Sun Dome.

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Villanova are 4-6
After playing Georgetown are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing DePaul are 2-8
After playing Seton Hall are 2-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Red Storm at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. John's last 9 games on the road
St. John's is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
St. John's is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
South Florida is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Florida's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Florida's last 6 games when playing St. John's
South Florida is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing St. John's

Next up:
St. John's home to Villanova, Saturday, January 21
South Florida at DePaul, Sunday, January 22

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