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NCAA Basketball Odds: Butler Bulldogs vs St. John's Red Storm

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Butler Bulldogs vs St. John's Red Storm battle Saturday at Carnesecca Arena as the Red Storm look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. John's Red Storm betting line opened as 11-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Butler Bulldogs vs St. John's Red Storm Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

St. John's Red Storm battles the Butler Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 15-7 mark (9-12-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 11-12 for the St. John's Red Storm and 11-10-1 for the Butler Bulldogs.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 283-rated St. John's Red Storm and the No. 128-ranked Butler Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. John's has the nation's No. 226-rated offensive output, at 67.13 PPG. The visiting Butler Bulldogs defense ranks No. 119 allowing on average 69.82 PPG. The Red Storm FG% has averaged 39.64% so far, less than the St. John's Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.4% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kelan Martin poured in a team-high 35 points for Butler on Tuesday, as they defeated Georgetown 87-76 at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

The Red Storm got 20 points from Felix Balamou, but it was Xavier that prevailed in a 90-83 final on Wednesday at Cintas Center.

Betting Trends
  • Butler is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Butler is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Butler's last 8 games
  • Butler is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. John's is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
  • St. John's is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • St. John's is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. John's's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Butler at Seton Hall, Wednesday, February 10th
St. John's at Georgetown, Monday, February 8th