St. John's Red Storm visit Rutgers Scarlet Knights in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
St. John's Red Storm vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights host St. John's on Wednesday, looking to build on their 12-5 mark against the 11-7 Red Storm in college hoops action at Louis Brown Athletic Center.
The Red Storm will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 6-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Scarlet Knights are 8-6 ATS. St. John's is 4-7-1 against the total, while Rutgers is 6-5 versus the number.
The visitors opened as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Scarlet Knights - Red Storm odds would favor the Red Storm if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rutgers is rated No. 76 in the current Odds Shark poll, while St. John's is at No. 69. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-70 win for the Scarlet Knights.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rutgers's No. 122 nationally ranked offense (69.9 points per game) against a Red Storm defense that sits as the No. 176 at 66.2 PPG. The Scarlet Knights have been averaging 46.5% from the field, more than the Red Storm have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
Defensively, St. John's features the nation's No. 257-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, comes in at No. 163 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for St. John's, they were a 71-62 winner as they battled DePaul on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point underdog. St. John's earned a 71-62 victory over DePaul on Saturday, getting 18 points from Jamal Branch at Allstate Arena.
Rutgers lost its last outing, a 69-66 result against Notre Dame on January 19. They covered in that game as a 12-point underdog. The Scarlet Knights endured a 69-66 loss at the hands of the Fighting Irish on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Eli Carter at Joyce Center.
St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Seton Hall are 4-6
After playing DePaul are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Connecticut are 2-8
After playing Notre Dame are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Red Storm at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
St. John's is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Rutgers is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Rutgers is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rutgers's last 8 games when playing St. John's
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games
St. John's home to Seton Hall, Sunday, January 27
Rutgers at Connecticut, Sunday, January 27