Butler at St. John's
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 12, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)|
New York City, New York
The Line: St. John's -4 -- Over/Under: 147.5
The Butler Bulldogs and St. John's Red Storm meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Carnesecca Arena.
The Butler Bulldogs could use a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Butler Bulldogs are averaging 78.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Kamar Baldwin is averaging 17.3 points and five rebounds while Paul Jorgensen is averaging 11.8 points and 1.6 assists. Aaron Thompson is dishing 4.2 assists and Sean McDermott is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Butler Bulldogs are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Butler Bulldogs are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. The Butler Bulldogs have lost five of their last seven road games.
The St. John's Red Storm could also use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The St. John's Red Storm are averaging 79.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Shamorie Ponds is averaging 20.7 points and 5.3 assists while Mustapha Heron is averaging 15 points and 4.9 rebounds. LJ Figueroa is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Clark II is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The St. John's Red Storm are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The St. John's Red Storm are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The St. John's Red Storm have lost three of their last four home games.
The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big East, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Red Storm are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss and 6-16 ATS in their last 22 Tuesday games. The Bulldogs are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 overall. The under is 4-0 in Red Storm last 4 overall.
The home team has won eight of the last 10 meetings between Butler and St. John's while covering each of the last five meetings. Both of these teams are in a bit of a funk at the moment, but there's no reason to give up on the St. John's Red Storm at home where they're winning by an average of 11.1 points while holding teams to just 41 percent shooting. The Butler Bulldogs have been an inconsistent team overall, but they're even worse on the road where the offense has a major drop-off and they're losing by an average of nearly six points. St. John's hung around with Butler i the first meeting despite shooting just 38.1 percent from the field. This time, the Red Storm get the victory and the cover.