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Pittsburgh Panthers visit St. John's Red Storm in NCAAB hoops battle

Pittsburgh PanthersSt. John's Red Storm
March 6, 2:25 PM | Madison Square Garden

Pittsburgh Panthers vs St. John's Red Storm Odds

16-15TEAM RECORD13-18

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Madison Square Garden Tuesday as host St. John's looks to handle the Pittsburgh Panthers in NCAAB action.

The Big East Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).

The Red Storm sit at 13-18 (13-14-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Panthers are currently 16-15 (11-15 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? St. John's is 14-14 OU, and Pittsburgh is 13-13 OU.

View Pittsburgh vs St Johns Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Red Storm as 5.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Red Storm sit at No. 244 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 75 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Panthers will win this game 71-64.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. John's's No. 198-ranked offense, averaging 66.8 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 160 at 66.5 PPG. The Red Storm field goal percentage has averaged 42.3% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the nation's No. 100-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.1 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 230 nationally in scoring at home.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 74-65 result against Connecticut on March 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. J.J. Moore scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 74-65 to Connecticut at Gampel Pavilion on Saturday).

St. John's was a 61-58 loser in its last match on the road against Rutgers. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. The Red Storm endured a 61-58 loss at the hands of the Scarlet Knights on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from D'Angelo Harrison at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
After playing Connecticut are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing Rutgers are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Panthers at Red Storm trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. John's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. John's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. John's is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
St. John's is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh