Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Red Storm vs Bulldogs CBB Odds
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12-14 St. John’s Red Storm vs. Butler Bulldogs 19-6
2017 NCAA Basketball – Big East
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Butler -10.5
CBB Betting Total: 150.5
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St. John’s has won 2 of their last 3 games and while they have gotten on track in the last few weeks after a bad conference start they are still a game under .500 in the Big East and 2 games under .500 overall.
Butler has lost 3 of their last 4 games and that has probably taken them out of the conference title race 3 games back of Villanova. Earlier this season on the road they were upset losing to St. John’s 76-73.
In their last game St. John’s beat Seton Hall 78-70 and Butler lost to Providence 71-65.
St. John’s Red Storm
St. John’s ranks tied for 94th in the nation in points per game, but only 264th in points allowed.
In their win over Seton Hall in their last game St. John’s they shot the rock well from deep and they forced 18 turnovers.
In the game the Red Storm shot a lower overall FG%, but they shot 45.5% from 3-pt range while Seton Hall only shot 27.3% and St. John’s got off to a good start outscoring the Pirates by 10 points in the first half.
In the win over Seton Hall Marcus LoVett scored 19 points, Shamorie Ponds went for 17 and Tariq Owens had a double-double with 10 points and 12 boards.
LoVett and Shamorie Ponds are the players the Bulldogs have to contain, as they are the 2 leading scorers and are each averaging over 17 ppg.
St. John’s is only 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games facing Butler.
This season St. John’s is 4-6 on the road.
Butler ranks 124th in the nation in points per game and 63rd in points allowed.
In their loss to Providence in their last game Butler shot a pretty similar FG% as the Friars, but only shot 27.8% from beyond the 3-pt arc while Providence shot 47.4%.
Nate Fowler was the high scorer for Butler in the loss to Providence coming off the bench to go for 19 points, which is nearly 4x his season average. Only 2 starters went for double figures.
Kalen Martin (15.4 ppg) leads the Bulldogs in scoring on the season and he has really been struggling only combining for a total of 9 points in his last 2 games.
In the earlier home loss against St. John’s Butler allowed them to shoot 54% from the floor.
Butler is 11-2 at home this season.
CBB Betting Trends:
- STJ is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- STJ is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- BUT is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games.
- BUT is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free St. John’s Red Storm vs. Butler Bulldogs NCAAB Prediction:
St. John’s is streaking and Butler is struggling and even though a lot of the betting trends point to the Red Storm I am taking the Bulldogs at home.
They will avenge their earlier season loss and win and cover the spread in this Big East match up.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick:
With a win in this game Butler may stay in the top 25 and keep their faint hopes of a Big East title alive.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Butler 84– St. John’s 69
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