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Villanova St. John's Betting Preview

St. John's Red StormVillanova Wildcats
Feb 26, 2:00 PM | Villanova Pavilion

St. John's Red Storm vs Villanova Wildcats Odds


The Wildcats will be trying to slam the St. John's Red Storm on Saturday when the teams tip off at Villanova Pavilion in college betting action.

The Wildcats sport records of 21-7 and 11-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Red Storm have 18-9 and 13-13 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-14 for the Wildcats and 11-14-1 for the Red Storm.

View St. John's vs Villanova Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting St. John's before tip-off in this one will find them as 6-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Wildcats) and the No. 141 (Red Storm) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-72 result in favor of the Wildcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Villanova's No. 59-ranked offense, averaging 73.9 PPG, against a Red Storm defense that ranks No. 116 at 65.7 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 44.2% so far, less than the Red Storm marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Defensively, St. John's features the nation's No. 196-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. Villanova, meanwhile, comes in at No. 118 nationally in scoring at home.

St. John's was a 76-51 winner in their most recent outing at home against DePaul. They covered the 13.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Red Storm and Blue Demons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as DePaul was handed a 76-51 defeat on Wednesday at Carnesecca Arena.

In their last action, Villanova was a 69-64 loser at home against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as favorites. Corey Stokes scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 69-64 to Syracuse at Villanova Pavilion on Monday).

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Seton Hall are 3-7
After playing DePaul are 5-4
After a win are 7-3

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Notre Dame are 6-4
After playing Syracuse are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Red Storm at Wildcats trends to consider:
St. John's is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
St. John's is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. John's is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Villanova
St. John's is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Villanova
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Villanova's last 5 games at home
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. John's
Villanova is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against St. John's
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Villanova's last 9 games

Next up:
St. John's at Seton Hall, Thursday, March 3
Villanova at Notre Dame, Monday, February 28