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St. John's Red Storm vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Preview

Villanova WildcatsSt. John's Red Storm
Jan 21, 1:00 PM | Carnesecca Arena

Villanova Wildcats vs St. John's Red Storm Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the St. John's vs Villanova battle Saturday at Carnesecca Arena as the Red Storm look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Red Storm are 8-10 so far on the season, and 5-9-1 ATS vs. the number. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 9-10 and 5-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. John's go 6-9 and the Wildcats go 12-4 on the totals.

View Villanova vs St Johns Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Red Storm installed as 1.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Storm rated this week at No. 179 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 42. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 72-67 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. John's has the nation's No. 241-rated offensive output, at 65.1 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 252 allowing on average 70.4 PPG. The Red Storm FG% has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.

Defensively, Villanova features the nation's No. 269-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. St. John's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 259 nationally in scoring at home.

Villanova won its last outing, an 84-76 result against Seton Hall on January 18. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. Maalik Wayns went off for 25 points and added 5 rebounds, leading Villanova over Seton Hall, 84-76, on Wednesday at Villanova Pavilion.

In their last action, St. John's was a 64-49 loser on the road against South Florida. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. Moe Harkless scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Red Storm to a win (they lost 64-49 to South Florida at Sun Dome on Wednesday).

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Louisville are 7-2
After playing Seton Hall are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing West Virginia are 3-7
After playing South Florida are 3-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Wildcats at Red Storm trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Villanova's last 6 games on the road
Villanova is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. John's
Villanova is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Villanova is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. John's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. John's last 7 games when playing Villanova
St. John's is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
St. John's is 6-15 ATS in its last 21 games when playing Villanova

Next up:
Villanova at Louisville, Wednesday, January 25
St. John's home to West Virginia, Wednesday, January 25