Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Villanova Wildcats Odds
Villanova looks to cover the Wildcats-Hawks pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 5-4 mark when they host Saint Joseph's in college basketball wagering action.
The Wildcats currently sports a 5-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-3 ATS. The Hawks are 5-2 and 3-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wildcats produce a 3-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hawks have gone 2-1 against the number.
Bettors looking to side with Villanova in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 147-rated Wildcats and the No. 150-ranked Hawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-67 result in favor of the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Villanova has the nation's No. 161-rated offensive output, at 69.3 PPG. The visiting Hawks defense ranks No. 76 allowing on average 60.6 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Saint Joseph's owns the country's No. 134-rated mark, allowing 67.5 points per game on the highway. Villanova, on the other hand, rates No. 231 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Saint Joseph's was a 67-55 winner on the road against Coppin State. Carl Jones scored 15 points leading the Hawks to a 67-55 victory over Coppin State at Physical Education Complex on Tuesday.
Villanova was a 68-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Pennsylvania. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats grabbed a 68-55 win over the Quakers on Saturday, behind a 13-point effort from Achraf Yacoubou at The Palestra.
Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Fairfield are 2-2
After playing Coppin State are 1-0
After a win are 4-6
Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Delaware are 4-1
After playing Pennsylvania are 9-1
After a win are 3-7
A few Hawks at Wildcats trends to consider:
Saint Joseph's is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Villanova
Saint Joseph's is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Villanova
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Villanova's last 9 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Villanova is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Saint Joseph's
Villanova is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Villanova is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Saint Joseph's home to Fairfield, Saturday, December 22
Villanova home to Delaware, Sunday, December 16