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St. John’s vs Butler Prediction Basketball Picks 1-2-24

St. John's Red Storm (9-4) vs Butler Bulldogs (10-3)
2024-01-02 20:30:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: St. John's Red Storm -7.5 -- Over/Under: 151.5
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The Butler Bulldogs and the St. John’s Red Storm meet in college basketball action from the Carnesecca Arena on Tuesday night. Two 1-1 teams in Big East conference play, who gets win #2? Let’s dive in and find out with our Butler vs. St. John’s Prediction.

Butler Team Preview

The Butler Bulldogs come into this one looking to rebound from an 85-75 OT loss to Providence last time out. Pierre Brooks leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 16.8 PPG while Jahmyl Telfort has 14.8 PPG with 4.8 RPG and 3.1 APG and DJ Davis has 12.8 PPG with 3.2 RPG and 2.4 APG as well this season. Posh Alexander has 10.7 PPG with a team-high 5.2 APG to lead the Bulldogs in assists while also capping off the scoring in double figures for Butler up to this point in the year. Jalen Thomas also has a team-high 6.8 RPG to lead the Bulldogs on the glass this season. As a team, Butler is averaging 83.2 PPG on 47.4% shooting from the field, 34.8% from three and 77.3% from the foul line this season. Butler will play against UConn after this one.

St. John’s Team Preview

The St. John’s Red Storm come into this one looking to build on their 84-79 win over Hofstra in their last matchup. Joel Soriano leads the Red Storm in scoring and rebounding, averaging a double-double per game with 17.4 PPG and 10.3 RPG along with 2.2 BPG while Daniss Jenkins has 12.1 PPG with a team-high 5.9 APG to lead the Red Storm in the assist department. Jordan Dingle has 11.3 PPG and Chris Ledlum has 10.8 PPG with 7.8 RPG. RJ Luis Jr. has 10.7 PPG with 5.7 RPG in 3 games to cap off the scoring in double figures for St. John’s up to this point in the year. As a team, St. John’s is averaging 79.2 PPG on 44.3% shooting from the field, 34.5% from three and 71.8% from the foul line this season. St. John’s will take on Villanova, Providence, and Creighton after this game.

Butler vs. St. John’s Prediction

I’m on Butler with the points here. I just think that these are two equally talented teams and I think that this is simply a case of too many points. I think that St. John’s has a pretty good chance of winning this game at home, but I think that Butler covers. Give me the Bulldogs and the points in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Butler +7.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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