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Big East Tournament - Villanova favored by 3.5 against St. John's on Wednesday

Villanova WildcatsSt. John's Red Storm
March 13, 7:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Villanova Wildcats vs St. John's Red Storm Odds

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Madison Square Garden will host St. John's Red Storm vs. Villanova Wildcats action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

This game is part of the Big East Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).

The Wildcats will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 19-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Red Storm are 13-12 ATS. Villanova is 12-15 on the totals; St. John's is 11-12-1.

View Villanova vs St Johns Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Wildcats were listed as 3.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Red Storm at No. 90 and the Wildcats at No. 68 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-66 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. John's's No. 221 nationally ranked offense (65.7 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 131 at 64.8 PPG. The Red Storm have been averaging 41.8% from the field, more than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (41.6% on average).

Defensively, Villanova features the nation's No. 99-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.4 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 241 nationally in scoring at home.

Villanova won its last outing, a 67-57 result against Georgetown on March 6. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. The Wildcats grabbed a 67-57 win over the Hoyas on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from JayVaughn Pinkston at Villanova Pavilion.

St. John's lost its last outing, a 69-67 result against Marquette on March 9. They covered in that game as a 7-point underdog. St. John's got 20 points from Phil Greene IV but lost anyway, 69-67, to Marquette on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Georgetown are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Marquette are 1-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Wildcats at Red Storm trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. John's last 5 games when playing Villanova
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. John's last 6 games
St. John's is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Villanova
St. John's is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games