Butler at St. John's 2/12/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Butler Bulldogs vs. St. John's Red Storm
NCAAB: 8:30 PM EST
Feb. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : SJU -4 Total 147.5
The Butler Bulldogs visit Carnesecca Arena in Queens, New York on Tuesday for a Big East showdown with the St. John’s Red Storm. Butler improved to 14-10 on the season following its 73-69 win over Georgetown on Saturday. The Bulldogs were led by Kamar Baldwin with 18 points. Butler is now 5-6 in Big East play following its 4-point win.
St. John’s fell to 17-7 on the season following its 70-56 loss to Providence on Saturday. Shamorie Ponds led the Red Storm in the loss with 20 points, while LJ Figueroa scored 14. St. John’s could not score in the second half against Providence as the Red Storm were outscored 39-27 after the break.
Kamar Baldwin leads Butler in scoring and rebounding and is second in assists with averages of 17.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Two other Bulldogs are scoring in double figures. Aaron Thompson leads the Bulldogs in assists with an average of 4.2 per game. Butler is shooting 45.4% from the field and 36.7% from 3-point territory.
Shamorie Ponds leads St. John’s in scoring and assists with averages of 20.7 points and 5.3 assists per game. Four other players for the Red Storm are averaging double figures in scoring. LJ Figueroa leads the team in rebounding with an average of 6.5 per game. St. John’s is shooting 46.6% from the field and 36.9% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Butler is 1-4 ATS in its last 5
The UNDER has cashed in each of the Bulldogs last 4
St. John’s is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 following a loss straight up
The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Red Storm’s last 8 in Big East play
Free Betting Pick: St. John's Red Storm -4
Home court is important in this matchup as the home team (St. John’s) has covered the number in each of the last 5 between the two. Butler won and covered at home 80-71 over St. John’s earlier this season. St. John’s has covered the number in 5 of the last 6 following a loss ATS. An alternative play is the UNDER as the UNDER has cashed in a combined eight straight games for the two teams. Final Score Prediction, St. John’s Red Storm wins and covers ATS 77-69.