Butler Bulldogs vs. St. John's Red Storm - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. John's Red Storm (7-11) at Butler Bulldogs (12-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Hinkle Fieldhouse)
The Line: Butler Bulldogs -20 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. John’s Red Storm look for thee road upset of the Butler Bulldogs Saturday.
The St. John’s Red Storm are trying to stay afloat while Chris Mullin tries to get the team heading in the right direction in his first season at the helm. The Red Storm have been struggling with eight consecutive defeats following a 93-73 loss to visiting Georgetown Wednesday. The Hoyas jumped to a 17 point lead at the break and never let up. GT was strong at both ends of the floor with 52% shooting including a 10-24 mark on threes while the Red Storm hit at 39%. Ron Mvoulka led St. John’s with 15 points on 6-7 with Amar Alibegovic tossing in 12 points. Federico and Durand Johnson combined for 21 points as the Red Storm did well offensively.
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The Butler Bulldogs appeared to be top ten material early in the season but not so much lately with losses in three of four. The Bulldogs are coming off of a 60-55 defeat to the #6 Villanova Wildcats as a 4.5 point home dog. The Bulldogs were up six at the half but there scoring and defense tailed off over the final 20 minutes. The Wildcats held a 41%-35.8% shooting edge which made the difference with Nova totaling three baskets. Roosevelt Jones kept the Bulldogs competitive with 20 points and five yanks followed by a 13 point effort from Kellan Dunham. Tyler Wideman added ten points and six boards but the offense needed much more help from the rest of the team.
The over is 9-1-1 in St. John’s last 11 Saturday games and St. John’s are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 road games. The under is 9-2-1 in Butler last 12 vs. the Big East. Butler covers if they want or just win big, their choice…