Butler vs. St. John's Prediction

Butler vs. St. John’s, 12/23/21 College Basketball Betting Predictions

The 7-4 Butler Bulldogs will take on the 8-3 St. John’s Red Storm in Big East play on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. ET on FS1. With St. John’s laying six points and the total sitting at 135.5, what’s the best bet when it comes to this matchup?

Game Snapshot

813 Butler Bulldogs (+6) at 814 St. John’s Red Storm (-6); o/u 135.5

6:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, December 23, 2021

Carnesecca Arena, Queens, NY

TV: FS1

Butler Bulldogs Game Notes

Aaron Thompson produced six points (3-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 0-3 FT), one rebound, six assists and two steals in 31 minutes during Saturday's 77-48 loss to Purdue. Thompson accounted for a majority of Butler's 10 total assists in the loss. He recorded five in the first half, three of which came before the first media timeout. Once Purdue was able to slow down his passing, Butler suffered a five-minute scoring drought. The senior has recorded 25 assists over his last four games and will look to continue his brilliant passing against St. John's on Thursday.

St. John’s Red Storm Game Notes

Julian Champagnie (illness) will not be available for Thursday's game against Butler, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports. Champagnie is recovering from COVID-19. He missed last week's game against Pittsburgh and was expected to miss the Butler game as well. The target remains a return for a Dec. 29 game against Marquette, but that should become more clear early next week. Champagnie is averaging 20.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game this season.

Butler vs. St. John’s Game Prediction

The home team is 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 meetings between these two teams while the favorite has covered in five of the last six meetings overall. The Red Storm are also 4-1 against the spread in their last five games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous contest. On the other side, the Bulldogs have covered only twice in their last eight games, are 2-6 against the number in their last eight games as a road underdog and are 1-5 at the betting window in their last six games as a dog either home or away.

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