Butler vs St. John’s Basketball Picks 2-28-24


The St. John’s Red Storm and the Butler Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from the Hinkle Fieldhouse on Wednesday night. Who comes out ahead in Wednesday’s college hoops matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our St. John’s vs. Butler Prediction.

St. John’s Team Preview

The St. John’s Red Storm come into this one looking to build on back-to-back wins after an 80-66 win over Creighton last time out. Joel Soriano leads the Red Storm in scoring and rebounding with 14.8 PPG and 9.4 RPG along with 1.8 BPG while Daniss Jenkins has 14.8 PPG with a team-high 5.4 APG to lead the Red Storm in the assist department. Jordan Dingle has 11.1 PPG while RJ Luis Jr. has 10.1 PPG with 4.7 RPG in 18 games. Chris Ledlum also has 9 PPG with 7 RPG as well this season. As a team, St. John’s is averaging 76.8 PPG on 44.2% shooting from the field, 32.8% from three and 71.2% from the foul line this season.

Butler Team Preview

The Butler Bulldogs come into this game looking to snap a four-game losing skid after a 76-64 loss to Seton Hall last time out. Pierre Brooks leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 14.8 PPG and 4.2 RPG while Jahmyl Telfort has 13.9 PPG with 4.9 RPG and 3.1 APG and DJ Davis has 13.6 PPG with 3.1 RPG and 2.4 APG as well this season. Posh Alexander has 11.1 PPG with a team-high 4.9 APG to lead the Bulldogs in assists while also capping off the scoring in double figures for Butler up to this point in the year. Jalen Thomas also has a team-high 6.2 RPG to lead the Bulldogs on the glass this season. As a team, Butler is averaging 78.1 PPG on 45.4% shooting from the field, 35.8% from three and 78.9% from the foul line this season. Butler will meet DePaul after this one.

St. John’s vs. Butler Prediction

I’m on St. John’s here. I know the Bulldogs are a talented team on paper, but that talent hasn’t shone through in any of their recent games. The Red Storm on the other hand, seemingly got the message of Rick Pitino’s scolding, as they’ve picked it up in the last couple of games and I think the Red Storm wake up and deliver another strong performance on the road. Winning at Hinkle isn’t easy, but I think the Red Storm get it done.

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