The St. John's Red Storm host Creighton on Wednesday, looking to build on their 8-7 mark against the 13-1 Bluejays in college basketball betting action at Carnesecca Arena.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Creighton Bluejays were listed as -8-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The St. John's Red Storm are 8-7 so far on the season, and 9-6 ATS vs the number. The Creighton Bluejays, meanwhile, are 13-1 and 9-3-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. John's go 10-5 and the Creighton Bluejays go 7-6 on betting totals.
The Red Storm - Bluejays odds would favor the Bluejays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. John's is rated No. 63 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Creighton is at No. 28.
Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features St. John's's No. 72-ranked scoring average of 78.6 PPG, against a Creighton Bluejays defense rated No. 169 and allowing 72.57 PPG. The St. John's Red Storm FG% has averaged 44.73% to date this season, less than the Creighton Bluejays shooters have managed so far (53.6% per game).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Bluejays got 22 points from Marcus Foster, but it was Villanova that prevailed in a 80-70 final on Saturday at CenturyLink Center.
St. John's earned a 79-73 victory over DePaul on Sunday, getting 22 points from Marcus LoVett at Allstate Arena.
Next Betting Matchups
Creighton at Providence, Saturday, January 7th
St. John's at Xavier, Saturday, January 7th