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Fighting Irish face St. John's Red Storm: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Notre Dame Fighting IrishSt. John's Red Storm
Feb 25, 12:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs St. John's Red Storm Odds

20-8TEAM RECORD12-16

Notre Dame travels to St. John's on Saturday, hoping to boost its 20-8 record with a victory over the Red Storm.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).

The Red Storm are 12-16 so far on the season, and 11-13-1 ATS vs. the number. The Fighting Irish, meanwhile, are 20-8 and 11-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. John's go 13-12 and the Fighting Irish go 7-15 on the totals.

View Notre Dame vs St Johns Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Fighting Irish listed as 6.5-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 244-ranked Red Storm and the No. 50-rated Fighting Irish in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-63 win for the Fighting Irish on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Fighting Irish is ranked No. 187 in NCAA hoops at 34.4 per game. Contrast that with St. John's’s No. 190 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, St. John's is the No. 334-ranked team in the country at 4.1 per game, while Notre Dame rates No. 112 at 6.8 per game.

Defensively, Notre Dame features the nation's No. 67-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 220 nationally in scoring at home.

Notre Dame won its last outing, a 71-44 result against West Virginia on February 22. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. The battle between the Fighting Irish and Mountaineers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as West Virginia was handed a 71-44 defeat on Wednesday at Joyce Center.

St. John's was a 79-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against DePaul. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. St. John's got 23 points from D'Angelo Harrison en route to a 79-72 victory over DePaul on Monday at Carnesecca Arena.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Georgetown are 7-3
After playing West Virginia are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing DePaul are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Fighting Irish at Red Storm trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. John's last 7 games when playing Notre Dame
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. John's last 10 games
St. John's is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Notre Dame at Georgetown, Monday, February 27
St. John's at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, February 29