Check out our free St. John’s vs Butler pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Indianapolis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

St. John’s vs Butler Pick & Preview: Tuesday, February 7th Betting Odds

Red Storm vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: St. John’s Red Storm at Butler Bulldogs
  • Where: Indianapolis at Hinkle Fieldhouse
  • Date: Tuesday, February 7th
  • Betting Odds: St. John’s +1.5, STJOHN +101 | BUTL -125 O/U 144.5

Red Storm Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Butler, the St. John’s Red Storm will be taking the floor for the 25th time this season and have an overall record of 14-10. So far, the Red Storm have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 3-6. For the season, St. John’s has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 1-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Red Storm being +1.5 point underdogs.

Joel Soriano comes into today’s game as the Red Storm’s leading scorer at 15.54 points per contest. Not only has Soriano been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is St. John’s’ top rebounder at 11.96 boards per contest. Before getting a bet down on this game, we recommend keeping close watch on the availability of David Jones, as he is currently listed as questionable. If he can’t play, the Red Storm’s will be without their 2nd leading scorer at David Jones points per game.

St. John’s comes into today’s matchup vs Butler, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.6 points per game. Through 24 games, they have hit 45.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Red Storm have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 207th in possessions per game.

Bulldogs Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs St. John’s, the Butler Bulldogs will be taking the floor for the 25th time this season and have an overall record of 11-13. So far this season, Butler has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-5. The Bulldogs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1.5 points in their favor. For the season, Butler has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 10-1.

Butler’s leading scorer this season is Jayden Taylor, who is averaging 11.96 points per contest. So far, Taylor has accounted for 17.99% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.88 rebounds per game and 1.25 assists. Simas Lukosius is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 11.46 points per game. Between him and Lukosius, they are accounting for 35.2% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Butler this season, as they are currently ranked 411th in college basketball at 63.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulldogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.5%, placing them 445th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: St. John’s Red Storm +1.5

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Butler Bulldogs are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -1.5. However, we anticipate St. John’s putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Bulldogs as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Red Storm to cover.