UConn vs St. John's (NY) Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 25 (Huskies' Defense Silences Red Storm)

UConn vs St. John's (NY) Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 25 (Huskies' Defense Silences Red Storm)


UConn vs St. John's (NY) Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 18 UConn (21-7, 10-7 Big East) vs. St. John's (NY) (17-12, 7-11 Big East)
  • Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden -- New York City, New York
  • Coverage: CBS

Saturday, Feb. 25's NCAA college basketball schedule includes a Big East battle between the No. 18 UConn Huskies and St. John's Red Storm.

UConn aims for its third straight victory after beating up on ranked Providence with an 87-69 effort on Wednesday. Meanwhile, St. John's boasts a solid 3-1 record in its last four games, most recently notching a 79-70 win against Georgetown earlier this week.

Can UConn continue its winning ways on the road? Or will St. John's be the one standing tall at Madison Square Garden?

UConn vs St. John's (NY) Odds & Spread

UConn enters this contest as the clear road favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 12 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 151.5 points with the over being favored at -115 odds.

UConn vs St. John's (NY) Betting Trends

  • UConn's record against the spread is 17-11-0.
  • The Huskies' ATS record as 8.5-point favorites or more is 8-6.
  • UConn has seen 17 of its 28 games hit the over.
  • St. John's (NY) is 12-16-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Red Storm have won once ATS (1-2) as a 8.5-point underdog or greater this season.
  • There have been 13 St. John's (NY) games (out of 28) that went over the total this season.
UConn Rank UConn AVG St. John's (NY) AVG St. John's (NY) Rank
38th 78.4 Points Scored 76.8 59th
38th 64.5 Points Allowed 74.3 300th
13th 36.3 Rebounds 37 6th
4th 11.9 Off. Rebounds 11.3 14th
39th 8.9 3pt Made 5.7 328th
9th 17.1 Assists 15.4 40th
204th 12.2 Turnovers 13.2 293rd

UConn vs St. John's (NY) Prediction & Pick

Playing at home can be an advantage, but that hasn't been the case for St. John's. The Red Storm have lost five of their last eight home games, owning a minus-2.9 scoring margin over that span. It doesn't help that they have a losing record (7-11) against Big East schools, which includes going 4-5 in in-conference home games.

UConn hasn't had a large amount of road success, but it has won two of its last three away games. The Huskies are playing solid defense lately, too, allowing an average of only 60 points over its last three games. That isn't exactly great news for a St. John's team that scored just 67 points in its last home outing — a 77-67 loss to Creighton on Feb. 18.

Furthermore, UConn has won 12 of its last 17 matchups with St. John's, which includes a 4-1 record in the former's last five trips to MSG. Even with the environment working against them, the Huskies will get things done in the 'Big Apple.'

Final Score Prediction: UConn: 77 | St. John's: 68

UConn vs St. John's (NY) Best Bet

Although UConn and St. John's combined for 159 points in their first meeting of the 2022-23 campaign, I don't expect as many fireworks tonight. After all, the Big East foes tend to have quieter games at Madison Square Garden.

In their last seven clashes in New York, UConn and St. John's have averaged just 133.6 points. Even more intriguing is the fact that they finished with fewer than 151.5 points in all but one of those contests.

I'm sticking with history here by taking the under as the best bet.

Bet: Under 151.5 Points (-105)

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