The 2021 Big East-Big 12 Battle resumes on Friday when the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks take on the St. John's Red Storm at the sparkling new UBS Arena in Elmont, N.Y. On Sunday, the Jayhawks (5-1) bounced back from a shocking loss to Dayton to beat Iona, 96-83. Meanwhile the Red Storm (5-1) are on a three-game winning streak. Friday's game will be the first college basketball game played in UBS Arena, which opened last month.
Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Jayhawks are favored by seven points in the latest Kansas vs. St. John's odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over/Under for total points scored is 157.5. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page.)
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The model also knows that St. John's is one of the best passing teams in the country. The Red Storm average 21.5 assists per game, which is second in the nation, behind only Arizona (23.5). Sophomore Posh Alexander leads the team and ranks ninth in Div. I in assists per game (6.6).
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