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St. John's Red Storm Face the Xavier Musketeers: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Cintas Center Wednesday as the Xavier Musketeers look to beat the odds vs the St. John's Red Storm in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the St. John's Red Storm in this one, their betting line was listed as 23.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

St. John's Red Storm vs Xavier Musketeers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Xavier Musketeers are 19-2 so far on the season, and 14-7 ATS vs the number. The St. John's Red Storm, meanwhile, are 7-15 and 8-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Xavier go 12-8-1 and the St. John's Red Storm go 10-12 on betting totals.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 280-rated St. John's Red Storm taking on the No. 53-rated Xavier Musketeers in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Xavier's No. 35-ranked scoring average of 79.9 PPG, against a St. John's Red Storm defense rated No. 187 and allowing 73.95 PPG. The Xavier Musketeers FG% has averaged 45.15% to date this season, more than the St. John's Red Storm shooters have managed so far (39.31% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Storm got 13 points from Durand Johnson, but it was Villanova that prevailed in a 68-53 final on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

The Musketeers blew out DePaul on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 86-65 win at Allstate Arena.

Betting Trends
  • St. John's is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
  • St. John's is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • St. John's is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • St. John's is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Xavier is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Xavier is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games
  • Xavier is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Xavier is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. John's home to Butler, Saturday, February 6th
Xavier at Marquette, Saturday, February 6th