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Butler Bulldogs home to St. John's Red Storm in NCAA Basketball betting action

St. John's Red StormButler Bulldogs
11-8January 25, 2014, 04:00 | Hinkle Fieldhouse11-8

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hinkle Fieldhouse Saturday as host Butler looks to handle the St. John's Red Storm in NCAA hoops action.

Butler battles the Red Storm, currently sitting with a 11-8 mark (4-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-9 for the Bulldogs and 10-7 for the Red Storm.

View St. John's Red Storm vs Butler Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 4.5-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(.

This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 101 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Red Storm, who rate No. 141 in the latest survey.

St. John's was a 77-76 winner in their most recent outing at home against Seton Hall. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Red Storm grabbed a 77-76 win over the Pirates on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Orlando Sanchez at Carnesecca Arena.

In their last action, Butler was a 65-56 loser on the road against Providence. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Butler got 17 points from Kellen Dunham but lost anyway, 65-56, to Providence on Tuesday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Butler's No. 110-rated squad against St. John's's No. 94-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Butler rates No. 125 in the country with 6.16 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 228 nationally with 4.68 per match.

A few Red Storm at Bulldogs trends to consider:
St. John's is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
St. John's is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. John's's last 6 games
St. John's is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Butler is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Butler is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Butler's last 7 games
Butler is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
St. John's at Creighton, Tuesday, January 28th
Butler at Seton Hall, Wednesday, January 29th