Villanova vs. St. John's - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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St. John's Red Storm (14-13) at Villanova Wildcats (21-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Finneran Pavilion)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -12 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The St. John’s Red Storm (14-13, 3-11 CONF) and the Villanova Wildcats (21-6, 10-4 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, February 26th for a Big East conference matchup at the Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, PA. The game will be played at 6:30 PM eastern time.
St. John’s is coming off an 81-65 loss to Seton Hall on the road in their last game. St. John’s has now lost back-to-back games and four of their last five overall. St. John’s is currently eight games under .500 games in conference play. Villanova is coming off a 64-55 win on the road against Xavier in their last game. Villanova is now on a four-game win streak, as they have been red hot as of late, and they are ranked #12 in the country.
St. John’s scores 74.7 points per game on 40.7 percent field goal shooting this season. St. John’s leading scorer is F LJ Figueroa, who scores 14.8 points per game. The leading rebounder for St. John’s is G Julian Champagnie, who earns 6.4 rebounds per game. St. John’s allows 71.2 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +3.5 scoring differential so far this season. St. John’s also earns 39.4 rebounds, 14.6 assists, 4.2 blocks, 10.1 steals per game as a team.
Villanova scores 73.9 points per game on 44.1 percent field goal shooting this season. Villanova’s leading scorer is F Saddiq Bey, who scores 15.8 points per game. The leading rebounder for Villanova is F Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, who earns 9.4 rebounds per game. Villanova allows 66.4 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +7.5 point differential so far this season. Villanova also earns 36.0 rebounds, 14.9 assists, 2.7 blocks, and 5.9 steals per game as a team.
St. John’s is 14-11-2 against the spread this season and 4-6 against the spread in their last ten games. St. John’s is also 2-4-1 against the spread on the road so far this season. Villanova is 13-12-2 against the spread this season and 6-3-1 against the spread in their last ten games. Villanova is also 6-7 against the spread at home so far this season.
I will take Villanova in this game, as they are on a roll as of late. Villanova needs to pick up as many wins as possible to earn a good seed in the NCAA Tournament, therefore I do not think they will let this one slip at all. Villanova -12 for me.