St. John's (NY) vs. Butler Big East Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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St. John’s (NY) vs. Butler Big East Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 8 seed St. John’s (NY) Red Storm (17-14, 7-13 Big East) are favored by 5.5 points when they face off the No. 9 seed Butler Bulldogs (14-17, 6-14 Big East) in the Big East Tournament Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, tipping off at 3:00 PM on Fox Sports 1. A guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket is on the line as these teams look to claim the Big East championship. The over/under is set at 142.5 for the matchup.

St. John’s (NY) vs. Butler Odds

  • St. John’s (NY) odds to win: -236
  • Butler odds to win: +193
  • Spread: St. John’s (NY) (-5.5)
  • Total: 142.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Where: New York City, New York
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden

Who Will Win St. John’s (NY) vs. Butler?

St. John’s (NY) and Butler Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

St. John’s (NY) has a 4-6 record against the spread this season when favored by 5.5 points or more.

Butler has a 3-9 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 5.5 points or more.

Between them, these two teams average 0.4 more points per game (142.9) than this matchup’s over/under (142.5).

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 0.9 more points per game, 143.4, than this game’s total of 142.5 points.

The average total for St. John’s (NY)’s games this season is 10.8 more points than the over/under of 142.5 in this game.

Bulldogs games this season have averaged an over/under of 133 points, 9.5 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

So far this season, the Red Storm have put together a 13-18-0 record against the spread.

The Bulldogs’ ATS record is 14-16-1 this season.

St. John’s (NY) Stats & Insights

St. John’s (NY) is outscoring opponents by 1.9 points per game with a +60 scoring differential overall. It puts up 77.6 points per game (47th in college basketball) and allows 75.7 per contest (324th in college basketball).

St. John’s (NY) wins the rebound battle by 4.1 boards on average. It records 36.7 rebounds per game, which ranks eighth in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 32.6 per outing.

The Red Storm connect on 5.8 three-pointers per game (326th in college basketball) at a 33.2% rate (236th in college basketball), compared to the 8.4 per outing their opponents make while shooting 35.2% from beyond the arc.

St. John’s (NY) ranks 226th in college basketball with 92.1 points scored per 100 possessions, and 128th in college basketball defensively with 89.8 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Red Storm are putting up 77.6 points per game this season in home games, which is two more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (75.6).

Butler Stats & Insights

Butler has been outscored by 2.4 points per game (posting 65.3 points per game, 329th in college basketball, while allowing 67.7 per outing, 109th in college basketball) and has a -73 scoring differential.

Butler falls short in the rebound battle by an average of 5.4 boards. It pulls down 27.5 rebounds per game (357th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 32.9.

Butler knocks down 6.5 three-pointers per game (277th in college basketball) at a 33% rate (247th in college basketball), compared to the 6.3 its opponents make, shooting 32.2% from deep.

Butler averages 88.6 points per 100 possessions (300th in college basketball), while giving up 91.8 points per 100 possessions (192nd in college basketball).

The Bulldogs average 69.4 points per game at home, and 61.1 away.

St. John’s (NY) Key Players to Watch

The Red Storm leader in points and rebounds is Joel Soriano, who scores 15.2 points and grabs 11.8 rebounds per game.

Posh Alexander leads St. John’s (NY) in assists, averaging 4.4 per game while also scoring 10.3 points per contest.

David Jones leads the Red Storm in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.4 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Alexander is St. John’s (NY)’s leader in steals, averaging two steals per game, while Soriano leads them in blocks with 1.3 per contest.

Butler Key Players to Watch

Jayden Taylor sits at the top of the Bulldogs scoring leaderboard with 13.2 points per game. He also collects 3.8 rebounds and dishes out 1.2 assists per game.

Manny Bates has a stat line of 5.5 rebounds, 11.6 points and 1.4 assists per game for Butler to take the top rebound spot on the team. Simas Lukosius holds the top spot for assists with 2.9 per game, adding 11.2 points and four rebounds per outing.

Lukosius is the top scorer from deep for the Bulldogs, hitting 1.8 threes per game.

Butler’s leader in steals is Eric Hunter Jr. (1.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Bates (1.9 per game).

St. John’s (NY) vs. Butler Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Butler (+5.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (142.5)

  • Prediction:
    St. John’s (NY) 73, Butler 70
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