Butler at St. John's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/28/2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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The Butler Bulldogs head to Carnesecca Arena to take on the St. John's Red Storm on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 3 point favorites.
Butler comes into this game with an overall record of 19-10. They currently have a point differential of 8.3 as they are averaging 80.3 points per game while giving up 72.0 per contest. St. John's has an overall record of 14-15. They are averaging 73.5 points per game and surrendering 72.5, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 15-13 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 17-11 against the over/under this year
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 12-15 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 13-14 against the over/under this year
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
01/10/18 G Marcus LoVett Knee is out for season
Kelan Martin averages 20.9 points per contest while playing 35 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Kamar Baldwin averages 15.4 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Shamorie Ponds scores 21.6 points per contest while playing 37 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Marvin Clark averages 11.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 80.3 points per contest this year, which is 49th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 38th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 98th in Division 1. They average 34.6 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 219th and 122nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 324th with 11.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 72.0 points per contest, which is 164th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 219th and 286th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 46th, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 122nd place in college basketball. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 257th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's is 192nd in the country with 73.5 points per contest this season. They are 261st in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 268th in Division 1. They are 271st in the country in rebounding with 33.6 boards per contest and 215th in assists per game with 13.2. The Red Storm are 314th in turnovers per contest with 11.4. The Red Storm give up 72.5 points per game, which ranks them 177th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 86th and 305th in those defensive statistics. They rank 246th with 14.2 dimes allowed per game and 339th with 39.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Red Storm are 340th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 40th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.3, and their defensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 120th. In terms of pace they are 142nd in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 52nd. As a team they are 53rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 200th in Division 1. Butler is 320th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 234th in the nation.
St. John's is 317th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 160th in Division 1. The Red Storm are 119th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.6, and their offensive rating of 102 is ranked 242nd. They are 94th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 272nd. As a unit they are 273rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 226th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Butler/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Butler -3
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