Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bulldogs versus the Red Storm? Tip off is at at 8:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FS1. The game will be played at Carnesecca Arena in Queens, NY. This Big East conference matchup has an over/under of 153 points, and the Red Storm are favored to win at home vs. the Bulldogs.

BUTLER BULLDOGS VS ST. JOHN’S RED STORM BETTING PICK

The Pick: St. John’s Red Storm -7

This game will be played at Carnesecca Arena at 8:30 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.

WHY BET THE ST. JOHN’S RED STORM:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Red Storm.
  • Not only will St. John’s pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Butler Come Through as Road Underdogs?

Heading into their matchup against St. John’s, the Butler Bulldogs hold a 10-3 overall record. In away games, the Bulldogs are 1-2, but at home they are 8-1. Heading into today’s game, Butler has a 7-5 ATS record. This includes a 1-2 record vs. the spread on the road and a 6-3 record at home.

Butler comes in with an over/under record of 6-6-0 through 13 games, with their games averaging a combined 152.9 points per game so far. In the Bulldogs’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 155 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.

In contrast to their season average of 83.2 points per game, the Butler had a below average performance. They scored 75 points against Providence and had a field goal percentage of 39.2%. Pierre Brooks is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Jahmyl Telfort brings a PPG average of 14.8 into the game.

Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 143rd rank in the nation, allowing 70.8 points per game. So far, the Butler defense is giving up an average of 10.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.4 times per game (410th).

Will St. John’s Live Up to Expectations at Home?

St. John’s comes into this game with a 9-4 record after defeating Hofstra 84-79 in their last game. In away games, the Red Storm are 3-3 while they have a 6-1 record when playing at home. As we assess St. John’s performance versus the spread, they come into today’s game with a 7-6 ATS record. So far this season, they have gone 3-3 ATS on the road and 4-3 ATS at home.

St. John’s’ games have, on average, featured 149.1 points per game leading to an over/under record of 7-6-0. Their average over/under line is currently 148.7 points so far. The Red Storm have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 148 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

In their recent matchup, the St. John’s offense ended with 84 points against Hofstra. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 43.3% and made 7 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Joel Soriano, who is averaging 17.4 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Daniss Jenkins also maintains a PPG average of 12.1 heading into game.

Currently, the Red Storm’s defense holds the 125th rank in the nation, allowing 69.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Hofstra, the Pride finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 79 points vs. St. John’s.