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NCAA Basketball Odds: St. John's Red Storm vs Villanova Wildcats

The St. John's Red Storm will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Wildcats in Villanova at Wells Fargo Center-PA on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the St. John's Red Storm before tip-off in this one found them as 18.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

St. John's Red Storm vs Villanova Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. John's Red Storm will look to cover the spread vs the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday, as the Red Storm are 12-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 13-10 ATS. St. John's is 14-10 against the total, while Villanova is 8-15 versus the total betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Villanova Wildcats rated this week at No. 22 and the St. John's Red Storm sitting at No. 254.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Villanova's No. 86-ranked scoring average of 77 PPG, against a St. John's Red Storm defense rated No. 199 and allowing 75.17 PPG. The Villanova Wildcats FG% has averaged 49.32% to date this season, more than the St. John's Red Storm shooters have managed so far (43.8% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Storm grabbed a 86-72 win over the Golden Eagles on Wednesday, behind a 23-point effort from Bashir Ahmed at Madison Square Garden.

The Wildcats got 21 points from Jalen Brunson as Villanova ran past Providence 66-57 on Wednesday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Betting Trends
  • St. John's is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • St. John's is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • St. John's is 4-19 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. John's's last 6 games on the road
  • Villanova is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Villanova is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Villanova's last 7 games
  • Villanova is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. John's home to Seton Hall, Saturday, February 11th
Villanova at Georgetown University, Tuesday, February 7th