St. John’s Red Storm Odds

The St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball team hasn’t been to the Final Four since 1985, but there’s renewed hope for the revered NYC hoops program. While you can’t bet on in-state college teams at New York online sportsbooks, St. John’s basketball odds are still a betting favorite for those who jump across the state line to bet online in New Jersey.

You’ll find the latest Red Storm game lines at NJ online sportsbooks below, plus the team’s up-to-date NCAA Tournament odds.

Today’s Red Storm basketball odds

Here are the latest odds for Red Storm men’s basketball. These are current point spreads from top New Jersey online sportsbooks:

Red Storm national championship odds

See below for the latest odds on the Red Storm to win the Big East, make the Final Four or win the national championship for the first time:

How to bet on St. John’s Red Storm basketball games in NJ

If you want to bet on or against St. John’s online, you must be in New Jersey. Here are the steps you’ll need to take:

  • Open an account at a licensed NJ online sportsbook. You can do that on any sportsbook’s website or app with a few personal details, like your name and the final four digits of your Social Security number. Entering a sportsbook promo or bonus code at this time — if necessary — will let you claim the sportsbook’s bonus for new players.
  • Deposit funds to bet with. Banking methods normally include online banking, debit and credit cards, PayPal, and cash at certain retail outlets and affiliated casinos in the state.
  • Browse through the St. John’s game lines until you find a bet you like. Click on that bet and fill out the bet slip that will pop up to place your wager.

St. John’s basketball betting lines explained

When the Seton Hall Pirates took on the St. John’s Red Storm in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden, the lines looked like this at FanDuel Sportsbook:

St. John’s+2.5 (-110)+125Over 150.5 (-110)
Seton Hall-2.5 (-110)-150 Under 150.5 (-110)

The first number is the spread, with the odds in parentheses. As the favorite, Seton Hall had to win by three or more points to cover the spread, while St. John’s could have won outright, or lost by two points or fewer. Seton Hall won by eight in OT to cover, and at those odds, the bet would have paid $100, plus your stake back, for every $110 that you bet.

That second number represents the moneyline odds, or the odds on each team to win the game outright. That means no spread. Red Storm moneyline bets would have paid $125, plus your bet back, for every $100 you bet, but they didn’t win. Instead, bets on the favored Pirates won and paid $100, plus your bet back, for every $150 that you bet.

The third number is the total line, and you could have bet whether the combined score by both teams would have landed over or under this line. Both bets would have paid $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 that you bet, but the under came in (146 total points), despite the game going to overtime.

St. John’s basketball props and live betting

Live betting and NCAA basketball prop betting at NJ online sportsbooks allow you to go even deeper than the standard pregame NCAA basketball betting lines do.

You can bet on player and team performance stats and live odds during St. John’s basketball games at numbers that change with the action on the court. For live betting, you can keep up with the line moves via a sportsbook app. Top options in New Jersey include the likes of DraftKings and Caesars.

How can I watch St. John’s basketball in NY?

You’ll find more St. John’s games on FS1 than on any other cable network. However, Red Storm games also air periodically on ESPN3, FS2, CBSSN and Fox, which will broadcast the Big East Tournament final game this season.

St. John’s players in the NBA

There’s currently only one St John’s player in the NBA: Sacramento Kings forward Maurice Harkless, who has been in the league since 2012. However, St. John’s has sent dozens of players to the NBA, including notables like the following:

  • Point guard Mark Jackson, who played 17 years in the NBA.
  • Small forward Metta World Peace (Ron Artest), who played 17 years in the NBA.
  • Small forward Chris Mullin, who played 16 years in the NBA.
  • Center Bill Wennington, who played 13 years in the NBA.

The Red Storm coaching staff

Here are the primary members of the St. John’s Red Storm coaching staff:

  • Head coach: Rick Pitino
  • Associate Head Coach: Steve Masiello
  • Assistant Coach: Ricky Johns
  • Assistant Coach: Van Macon
  • Assistant Coach: Bob Walsh
  • Assistant Coach: Taliek Brown

St. John’s Red Storm home games

St. John’s plays home games at both Carnesecca Arena and Madison Square Garden:

  • Name: Carnesecca Arena (Alumni Hall from 1961-2004)
  • Address: 80-00 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, New York
  • Location: St. John’s University Queens Campus, Queens, New York
  • Owner and operator: St. John’s University
  • Basketball capacity: 5,602
  • Opening date: Dec. 4, 1961
  • Other events: St. John’s Red Storm volleyball

  • Name: Madison Square Garden
  • Address: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, New York
  • Owner and operator: Madison Square Garden Entertainment
  • Basketball capacity: 19,812
  • Groundbreaking: Oct. 24, 1964
  • Opening date: Feb. 11, 1968
  • Construction cost: $123 million
  • Other tenants: New York Rangers (NHL), New York Knicks (NBA)

Official Storm Watch Headquarters

All St. John’s men’s basketball games appear on TVs at a network of official Storm Watch Headquarters bars and restaurants across NYC. Storm Watch Headquarters locations include the following:

Amity Hall Downtown80 W. 3rd St., New York, NY 10012
Amity Hall Uptown982 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025
Feile131 W. 33rd St., New York, NY 10001
Maggie's Place21 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017
Rivercrest33-15 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, NY 11105 
Stout NYC Penn Station133 W. 33rd St., New York, NY 10001
Stout NYC Financial District90 John St., New York, NY 10038
Stout NYC Grand Central60 E. 41st St., New York, NY 10017
Stout NYC Bryant Park109 W. 39th St., New York, NY 10018 
The Half Pint76 W. 3rd St., New York, NY 10012
The Independent147 W. 40th St., New York, NY 10018
The Long Room120 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036

St. John’s basketball all-time leaders

Here are the St. John’s Red Storm career leaders in four key categories:

  • Points: Chris Mullin, 2,440 (1981-85)
  • Rebounds: George Johnson, 1,240 (1974-78)
  • Assists: Mark Jackson, 738 (1983-87)
  • Points (single game): Bob Zawoluk, 65 vs. St. Peter’s (1949-50 season)

Red Storm Basketball FAQ

St. John’s basketball tickets average $20 at Carnesecca Arena and $63 at Madison Square Garden.

St. John’s has never won the NCAA Tournament. The Red Storm did make the Final Four in 1952 and 1985 and have been as far as the Elite Eight six times.

St. John’s doesn’t retire numbers, but Chris Mullin’s No. 20 and Mark Jackson’s  No. 13 are pretty much off-limits. There are 1952 and 1985 banners hanging at Carnesecca Arena, representing St. John’s two trips to the Final Four. Plus, there’s a No. 526 banner, representing coach Lou Carnesecca’s career victory total.

Students voted in 2009 to make the Red Storm’s mascot a thunderbird. Johnny Thunderbird now regularly patrols the sidelines at St. John’s basketball games.

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