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Rutgers Scarlet Knights take on Red Storm in college basketball test

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsSt. John's Red Storm
March 9, 2:25 PM | Madison Square Garden

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs St. John's Red Storm Odds

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Madison Square Garden features an NCAAB clash between the host St. John's Red Storm and the visiting Rutgers Scarlet Knights in college hoops action on Wednesday.

It's a game in the Big East Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).

The Scarlet Knights will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 12-12-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Red Storm are 15-14 ATS. Rutgers is 12-13 on the totals; St. John's is 14-14-1.

View Rutgers vs St Johns Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 150-rated Rutgers taking on the No. 139-rated Red Storm in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 71-68 win for the Red Storm on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. John's's No. 133 nationally ranked offense (70.1 points per game) against a Scarlet Knights defense that sits as the No. 107 at 65.7 PPG. The Red Storm have been averaging 45.4% from the field, more than the Scarlet Knights have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rutgers owns the country's No. 141-rated mark, allowing 69.4 points per game on the highway. St. John's, on the other hand, rates No. 179 in scoring at home.

Rutgers was a 76-70 winner in its last match against Seton Hall. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs.

St. John's was a 72-56 winner in its last match at home against South Florida. They covered the 12–point spread as favorites. The Red Storm grabbed a 72-56 win over the Bulls on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from D.J. Kennedy at Carnesecca Arena.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Seton Hall are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing South Florida are 2-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Scarlet Knights at Red Storm trends to consider:
St. John's is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
St. John's is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing Rutgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. John's last 5 games when playing Rutgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. John's last 6 games