Planning on watching today’s Red Storm and Bulldogs game? Catch the action at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN, as the Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on CBSS. The over/under for this Big East conference contest is set at 153 points, with Butler being favored by -1.5 at home against St. John’s.

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

The Pick: Butler Bulldogs -1.5

This game will be played at Hinkle Fieldhouse at 8:30 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

WHY BET THE BUTLER BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Butler pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Does St. John’s Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

St. John’s enters today’s game as a slight underdog, as they are getting 1.5 points on the road. They have a record of 16-12 this season, and they have won two games in a row. In Big East play, they are 8-8.

On the road this season, the Red Storm have gone 5-7, and their average scoring margin is -1.0 points per game. In their last 10 games away from home, they have gone 3-7.

St. John’s has an ATS record of 13-14 this season and they are 5-7 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Red Storm are 5-5 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, St. John’s has gone 5-5 ATS.

St. John’s over/under record this season is 14-13, and today’s line of 153 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (149.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points, and their OU record in their last 10 games is 4-6.

Coming off their recent game, the St. John’s offense tallied 80 points in a matchup against Creighton. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.2%, and they made 2 threes. In terms of offense, the Red Storm have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 243rd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 316th in percentage and 239th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Red Storm’s defense is ranked 150th in the country at 71.2 points per contest. Against Creighton in their most recent game, the St. John’s defense gave up a total of 66 points while allowing Creighton to hit 47% of their shots.

Do the Bulldogs Have What it Takes at Home?

Butler enters today’s game against St. John’s as a 1.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs have a 16-12 overall record, including a 11-5 mark at home. So far, they have gone 12-1 when favored.

Over their last 10 games at home, Butler has gone 6-4. They are coming off a 76-64 loss to Seton Hall and have lost four straight overall.

Butler has not been kind to bettors at home this season, going just 7-9 against the spread. Their ATS record at home over their last 10 games is just 1-8, and they have gone 0-3 ATS in their last three home games. As the favorite, the Bulldogs are 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 games.

Over the course of the season, the over/under record for Butler games is 14-13. Their games have averaged 151.6 points and today’s over/under line of 153 is higher than the average OU line in their games (145.5). In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total in those games is 136 points.

Against Seton Hall, the Butler had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 78.1 points per game. They scored 64 points and posted a field goal percentage of 38.9% in the game. The team’s top scorer is Pierre Brooks, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 14.8, while Jahmyl Telfort also maintains a PPG average of 13.9 leading up to the game.

At present, the Bulldogs’ defense is nationally ranked 227th, allowing 74.0 points per game. The Butler defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 76 points and allowed Seton Hall to connect on 5 threes.