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Villanova Wildcats battle vs St. John's Red Storm highlights college basketball odds menu

St. John's Red StormVillanova Wildcats
18-9February 22, 2014, 01:30 | Villanova Pavilion23-3

Villanova looks to cover the Wildcats-Red Storm pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 23-3 mark when they host St. John's in college basketball wagering action.

Villanova will face the 18-9 Red Storm, who own a 11-14 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 17-7 on the OU so far this season while the Red Storm are 11-12-2.

View St. John's Red Storm vs Villanova Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Villanova in this one found them as -11-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Wildcats and the No. 53-ranked Red Storm, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for St. John's, they were a 77-52 winner as they battled Butler at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. The Red Storm blew out Butler on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 77-52 win at Madison Square Garden.

Villanova won its last outing, an 82-79 result against Providence on February 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. Villanova got 21 points from Ryan Arcidiacono en route to an 82-79 victory over Providence on Tuesday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Red Storm is ranked No. 94 in NCAA hoops at 36.26 per game. Contrast that with Villanova’s No. 62 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Villanova is the No. 5-ranked team in the country at 9.27 per game, while St. John's rates No. 233 at 4.67 per game.

A few Red Storm at Wildcats trends to consider:
St. John's is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
St. John's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
St. John's is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
St. John's is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Villanova is 16-6 ATS in its last 22 games
Villanova is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Villanova's last 16 games
Villanova is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
St. John's home to Xavier, Tuesday, February 25th
Villanova at Butler, Wednesday, February 26th