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St. John's Red Storm Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Butler Bulldogs

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the St. John's Red Storm try to run the Butler Bulldogs off the court at Carnesecca Arena in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the St. John's Red Storm betting line as 8.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Butler Bulldogs vs St. John's Red Storm Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. John's Red Storm bring a 6-7 record (7-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-1 Bulldogs, who are 8-4 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed St. John's go 8-5 so far and the Butler Bulldogs go 5-6-1.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 78-ranked St. John's Red Storm and the No. 22-rated Butler Bulldogs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. John's's No. 73 nationally ranked offense (78.77 points per game) against a Butler Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 38 at 63.92 PPG. The St. John's Red Storm have been averaging 43.95% from the field, less than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (49.48% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Butler earned a 81-69 victory over Vermont on Wednesday, getting 28 points from Andrew Chrabascz at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

St. John's cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Syracuse out of the gym and running up a 93-60 score at Carrier Dome.

Betting Trends
  • Butler is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • Butler is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Butler is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Butler is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing St. John's
  • St. John's is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • St. John's is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. John's's last 7 games
  • St. John's is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Butler home to Providence, Sunday, January 1st
St. John's at DePaul, Sunday, January 1st