St. John's Red Storm vs Butler Bulldogs Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Hinkle Fieldhouse is the site where the Butler Bulldogs (11-11) will play the St. John's Red Storm (11-9) on Saturday.
The St. John's Red Storm faced Providence and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 86-82 in their last contest. St. John's ended the contest with a 49.3% field goal percentage (35 out of 71) and made 8 of their 24 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Red Storm buried 4 of their 11 shots for a rate of 36.4%. Concerning getting rebounds, they earned 31 with 12 of them being offensive. They also dished out 22 assists in the game while forcing 13 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In relation to the defense, St. John's allowed 45.5% from the field on 25 out of 55 shooting. Providence doled out 13 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Providence pulled down 28 boards (9 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't have a block. Providence went 81.8% at the charity stripe by converting 27 of their 33 shots. They also made 9 out of their 21 shots from downtown. In the matter of personal fouls, the Red Storm ended up with 24 and Providence finished the game with 13 personal fouls.
Posh Alexander is someone who was important for this game. He walked away from this one shooting 65.0% from the floor and earned 12 dimes. He played 34 mins played and totaled 5 boards. He notched 29 points on 13 of 20 shooting.
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St. John's enters this game with a record of 11-9 this season. They are giving up possession 13.3 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.2 fouls per contest. As a team, St. John's is collecting 38.4 boards per contest and has 375 assists on the year, which is 11th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Red Storm are connecting on 34.5% on three-point attempts (150 of 435) and 64.9% from the free throw line. They average 79.5 points per contest (25th in the country) while hitting 45.1% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Red Storm are forcing their opponents into 17.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.2 fouls. They are ranked 185th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 259 surrendered so far this year. The Red Storm defense is allowing a FG percentage of 41.7% (507 of 1,215) and they relinquish 39.5 boards per contest as a squad. They concede 37.1% from 3-point land while they are 308th in D-1 in opponents points per game (74.3).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Butler Bulldogs took a loss by a score of 68-66 when they played Xavier. The Bulldogs were able to pull down 24 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 for this contest. They turned it over 11 times, while earning 4 steals in this game. Xavier was called for 19 fouls for the matchup which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 11 attempts. They were able to make 9 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the arc, Butler made 7 out of their 22 tries (31.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Bulldogs shot 25 out of 57 from the floor which had them shooting 43.9%. The Bulldogs permitted Xavier to make 26 of 56 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 46.4% for this game. They wrapped up this game 17.6% from 3-point land by going 3 out of 17 and finished the contest at 13 of 20 at the free throw line (65.0%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Butler allowed Xavier to collect 30 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Jayden Taylor was important for the Bulldogs in this matchup. He converted 7 of 10 in the game for a field goal rate of 70.0%, and had 5 rebounds. He scored 18 points in his 23 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to tally an assist.
Butler has a win-loss record of 11-11 this season. The Bulldogs commit 16.1 fouls per contest while shooting 69.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 11.0 times per game (317th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.5 times per contest. Butler has tallied 1,373 points on the season (62.4 per contest) and they average 32.3 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Bulldogs are connecting on 41.5% from the floor, which is ranked 301st in the country.
The Butler defense concedes 30.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (141 of 459) and opponents are connecting on 71.8% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 11.7 dimes and 33.2 boards per game, which has them ranked 107th and 104th in the nation. The Bulldogs on defense are ranked 54th in college basketball in points given up per game with 64.2. They are able to force 12.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the field (171st in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. John's
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