College Basketball Expert Predictions: Villanova At St. John’s
The third-ranked Villanova Wildcats almost certainly won’t have any problems extend their winning ways while handing the reeling St. John’s Red Storm another loss when the two longtime Big East rivals square off on Saturday. Now, let’s find out how many points the Wildcats will win this matchup by as well as the latest betting odds.
In Depth Analysis On The College Basketball Expert Predictions: Wildcats At Red Storm
When: Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Carnesecca Arena, Queens, New York
Why Bet on Villanova
The Villanova Wildcats (16-1 SU, 10-6 ATS) have won two straight and come into this contest off an impressive 79-54 win over No. 14 Xavier on Tuesday night as Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins both scored a team-high 20 points and three other players reached double digits in scoring.
Villanova averages a stellar 79.3 points per game to rank 64th nationally in scoring while draining an impressive 50.7 percent of their collective shots to rank seventh in field goal shooting percentage. The Wildcats also limit the opposition to just 62.9 points per game to rank a stellar 23rd in points allowed nationally.
Why Bet on St. John’s
The St. John’s Red Storm (8-10 SU, 8-9 ATS) have lost three straight and five of their last eight games and come into this conference clash off a pitiful 83-55 blowout loss against Georgetown on Monday. Three players scored in double figures for St. John’s but none scored more than the dozen points that freshman guard Shamorie Ponds scored. St. John’s shot an abysmal 27.6 percent from the field and woeful 16.7 percent from beyond the arc.
St. John’s averages a respectable 77.1 points per game to rank 102nd nationally in scoring but shoots just 43.2 percent from the field (232nd). More importantly, the Red Storm also allow a whopping 74.4 points per game defensively to rank an uninspiring 243rd nationally in points allowed.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Villanova has won nine straight against St. John’s dating back to 2012 and the Wildcats are the easy to pick to make it 10 straight by pounding the struggling Red Storm in this affair. Villanova has gone 6-0 ATS in their last six Saturday games, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games and a bankroll-boosting 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games overall.
Conversely, while St. John’s has gone 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games against a team with a winning road record, the Red Storm are also just 2-5 ATS in their L/7 games following an SU loss and 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games. Villanova is 5-1 ATS in their last six road games against St. John’s and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall. The Wildcats win this one by double digits people!
My final score prediction is Villanova 81 St. John’s 65