St. John's vs Butler Predictions, NCAA Basketball Picks 3/4/2020
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Butler -9
The St. John's Red Storm travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 9 point favorites.
St. John's heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-14. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 74.8 points per contest while giving up 71.2 per game. Butler has an overall record of 20-9. They are averaging 68.1 points per game and surrendering 62.1, good for a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 17-11-1 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 10-19-0 against the over/under
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 14-13-2 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 12-17-0 against the over/under
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
03/03/20 F Josh Roberts Shoulder is questionable Wednesday vs Butler
02/26/20 G Mustapha Heron Ankle is out for season
02/13/20 F Ian Steere Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
03/03/20 C Derrik Smits Knee is questionable Wednesday vs St. Johns
01/22/20 F Christian David ACL is out for season
LJ Figueroa comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 68%. Rasheem Dunn averages 12.8 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kamar Baldwin averages 15.7 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Sean McDermott averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 74.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 81st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 311th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 260th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 36th and 45th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 319th with 11.3 per game. The Red Storm allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 224th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 71st and 84th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.0 rebounds a game which ranks 346th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 280th place in Division 1. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 336th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler is 266th in the country with 68.1 points per game this year. They are 70th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 172nd in the nation. They are 213th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game, and 197th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Bulldogs are 318th in turnovers per game with 11.3. The Bulldogs surrender 62.1 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 193rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 80th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 30.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 51st in country in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game.
The Red Storm are 202nd in the nation in offensive rating with 100.3. In terms of pace they are 16th in the country with 74.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 330th. As a team they are 332nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 304th in Division 1. St. John's is 346th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions.
Butler is 247th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 101st in the country in offensive rating with 105. In terms of pace they are 340th in Division 1 with 64.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 88th. As a team they are 94th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 191st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Butler -9
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