St. John's Red Storm vs Villanova Wildcats Odds
The visiting St. John's Red Storm hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Villanova Pavilion against the Villanova Wildcats.
The Wildcats are 9-4 so far on the season, and 7-3 ATS vs. the number. The Red Storm, meanwhile, are 8-4 and 3-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Villanova go 4-5 and the Red Storm go 3-2-1 on the totals.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Villanova sat as 4-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 129-rated Wildcats and the No. 153-ranked Red Storm, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-72 result in favor of the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Villanova has the nation's No. 120-rated offensive output, at 70.5 PPG. The visiting Red Storm defense ranks No. 171 allowing on average 65.9 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 41.2% so far, less than the Red Storm marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. John's owns the country's No. 288-rated mark, allowing 77 points per game on the highway. Villanova, on the other hand, rates No. 226 in scoring at home.
St. John's was a 72-65 loser in its last match at home against UNC Asheville. St. John's got 24 points from D'Angelo Harrison but lost anyway, 72-65, to UNC Asheville on Friday at Carnesecca Arena.
Villanova was a 70-60 winner in its last match at home against NJIT. Villanova earned a 70-60 victory over NJIT on Friday, getting 17 points from Ryan Arcidiacono at Villanova Pavilion.
St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing UNC Asheville are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6
Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing South Florida are 4-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Red Storm at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. John's last 6 games when playing on the road against Villanova
St. John's is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
St. John's is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Villanova
St. John's is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Villanova
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Villanova is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing St. John's
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Villanova's last 5 games when playing St. John's
Villanova is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against St. John's
St. John's at Cincinnati, Saturday, January 5
Villanova at South Florida, Wednesday, January 9