The St. John’s Red Storm and the Butler Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from the Hinkle Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Butler is listed as a -1.5 point favorite with a ML price of -125. The total for this game is set at 145.5 points.
For St. John’s, David Jones is questionable for this game while Montez Mathis is out for the season with a toe injury. For Butler, Chuck Harris is questionable for this game with a concussion while John Michael Mulloy is out indefinitely with an ankle injury.
St. John’s 77-61 win over Butler back on January 10th, 2023, made it six straight wins for St. John’s in this head-to-head matchup.
St. John’s is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 road games. Butler is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 games following an ATS win.
I’m leaning towards St. John’s here. I’m not rushing to the window to bet this game, but I’ve lost all faith in Butler and don’t trust the Bulldogs to all of a sudden turn it around even with the issues that St. John’s has had on the road, I just trust their offense to show up more than I do Butler’s. The Johnnies have also had the bulk of the success between the two teams, so give me St. John’s in this one.