Butler at St. John's Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/12/2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to Madison Square Garden to play the St. John's Red Storm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has St. John's as 4 point favorites.
Butler heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-10. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 72.8 points per contest while giving up 68.6 per game. St. John's has an overall record of 17-7. They are averaging 79.7 points per game and surrendering 73.5, good for a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 10-14-0 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 10-14-0 against the over/under
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 10-13-1 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 12-11-1 against the over/under
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
02/09/19 G Jerald Gillens-Butler Hand is out indefinitely
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
02/11/19 G Mustapha Heron Knee missed last game, is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Butler
01/03/19 G Mikey Dixon Transferred has left team
Kamar Baldwin comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Paul Jorgensen averages 11.8 points per game in 26.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Shamorie Ponds averages 20.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Mustapha Heron averages 15.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 72.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 183rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 137th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 68th in the nation. They average 32.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 321st and 171st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 331st with 10.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 103rd in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 230th and 185th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 144th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 57th place in Division 1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's is 40th in the country with 79.7 points per game this year. They are 79th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 63rd in the nation. They are 266th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.9 boards per game, and 75th in assists per contest with 14.9. The Red Storm are 325th in turnovers per game with 10.9. The Red Storm surrender 73.5 points per contest, which ranks them 235th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 116th and 159th in those defensive statistics. They rank 221st with 13.5 assists allowed per contest and 306th with 37.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Storm are 300th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 108.3, which is ranked 76th. They are 296th in college basketball in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 91st. As a unit they are 112th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 87th in D-1. Butler is 319th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
St. John's is 334th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions. The Red Storm have an offensive rating of 107.8, which is ranked 86th. They are 47th in D-1 in pace with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 71st. As a unit they are 74th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 154th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Butler/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take St. John's -4
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