St. John’s (NY) vs Butler Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The No. 8 seed St. John’s (NY) Red Storm (17-14, 7-13 Big East) will play the No. 9 seed Butler Bulldogs (14-17, 6-14 Big East) in the Big East Tournament Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, tipping off at 3:00 PM.

The Red Storm play the Bulldogs in a game that St. John’s (NY) is currently a solid favorite by 6.5 points. The over/under is 142.5 points for the matchup.

St. John’s (NY) vs. Butler Odds

Point Spread for St. John’s (NY) vs. Butler

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing St. John’s (NY) as the favorite.

St. John’s (NY) vs. Butler Moneyline

As for the moneyline, St. John’s (NY) has -259 odds to pick up the win, while Butler is listed at +210 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 142.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Arena: Madison Square Garden

St. John’s (NY) vs. Butler Betting Trends

St. John’s (NY) is 13-18-0 against the spread this season. The Red Storm have been victorious in 14, or 93.3%, of the 15 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. St. John’s (NY)’s games this year have gone over the total in 16 out of 31 opportunities (51.6%).

Against the spread, Butler is 14-16-1 this season. The Bulldogs have won 16.7% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (3-15). Butler’s games this year have hit the over 32.3% of the time (10 out of 31 games with a set point total).

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St. John’s (NY) vs. Butler Key Players to Watch

St. John’s (NY)

Joel Soriano puts up 15.2 points and 11.8 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also putting up 1.2 assists, shooting 56.9% from the field. David Jones puts up 13.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. At the other end, he puts up 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Posh Alexander averages a team-leading 4.4 assists per contest. He is also putting up 10.3 points and 3.9 rebounds, shooting 40.4% from the floor. Dylan Addae-Wusu puts up 9.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Defensively, he posts 1.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.


Jayden Taylor is the Bulldogs’ top scorer (13.2 points per game), and he contributes 1.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds. Simas Lukosius is posting a team-leading 2.9 assists per game. He’s also contributing 11.2 points and 4 rebounds, hitting 42% of his shots from the field, and 37.4% from 3-point range resulting in 1.8 triples per game. Manny Bates paces the Bulldogs in rebounding (5.5 per game), and puts up 11.6 points and 1.4 assists. He also delivers 0.6 steals and 1.9 blocked shots. Eric Hunter Jr. gives the Bulldogs 8.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He also averages 1.4 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the St. John’s (NY) Red Storm

St. John’s (NY) has put together an 8-12-0 conference record against the spread this season. The Red Storm are 47th in the country with 77.6 points per game so far this season. At the other end of the court, they rank 324th with 75.7 points allowed per game. St. John’s (NY) ranks eighth-best in the nation by pulling down 36.7 rebounds per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 282nd in college basketball (32.6 allowed per contest).

St. John’s (NY) is sinking 5.8 threes per game (326th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 33.2% shooting percentage (236th-ranked) from downtown. The Red Storm are allowing 8.4 threes per game (315th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 35.2% (270th-ranked) from downtown.

The Red Storm have a 4-6 record against the spread while going 4-6 overall in their past 10 contests. St. John’s (NY) has hit the over in five of its last 10 contests. In its last 10 games, St. John’s (NY) has been racking up 77.5 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 77.6 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. The last 10 games have seen St. John’s (NY) allow 5.3 more points per game (81) than its season-long average (75.7).

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What you need to know about the Butler Bulldogs

Butler has put together a 7-12-1 ATS record so far this season in conference action. In 2022-23, the Bulldogs are 329th in the nation on offense (65.3 points scored per game) and 109th on defense (67.7 points conceded). Butler is the second-worst team in the country in rebounds per game (27.5) and 296th in rebounds allowed (32.9).

With 6.5 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 33% from downtown, Butler is 277th and 246th in the nation, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Bulldogs are 66th in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (6.3 per game) and 83rd in defensive 3-point percentage (32.2%).

The Bulldogs have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 3-7 overall over their last 10 games. Butler has gone over the total once in its past 10 contests. Butler has performed worse offensively over its last 10 games, tallying 58.9 points per contest, 6.4 fewer points its than season average of 65.3. The Bulldogs are ceding 68 points per contest over their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 67.7 points allowed.

St. John’s (NY) vs. Butler Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is St. John’s (NY), and we project that Butler will cover the spread (St. John’s (NY) -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 142.5 points.

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How to bet St. John’s (NY) vs. Butler

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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