Villanova vs. St. John's Prediction

Villanova Wildcats vs. St. John’s Red Storm, 2/17/19 Predictions & Odds

The No. 13 Villanova Wildcats have won 11 of their last 12 conference games but the St. John’s Red Storm have given them problems. Will ‘Nova cover against St. John’s when the two teams meet for a rematch at 5:00 p.m. ET this evening at Madison Square Garden?

Game Snapshot

827 Villanova Wildcats at 828 St. John’s Red Storm

5:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, February 17, 2019

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Wildcats are 4-point favorites to beat the Red Storm. The total, meanwhile, sits at 145 points and as of this writing, 67% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Wildcats to cover the point spread.

Villanova Wildcats Quotable

"We've got to be tough on the boards," Jay Wright said. "When Providence played St. John's, it was so physical the refs couldn't call everything. We've got to be ready for that going into their place."

St. John’s Red Storm Quotable

"I know for sure they're resilient," Chris Mullin said after the victory over Butler, according to the the New York Post. "They care about winning. The mindset is there, it's about doing it on game day. Every game in this league is a few plays from turning out the other way."

NCAA College Basketball Betting Trends

Villanova

The Wildcats are 37-16 against the spread in their last 53 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.

St. John’s

The Red Storm failed to cover in four of their previous five neutral site games.

Prediction

Villanova has won four of its last five games and covered the spread in four of its previous five games as well. While the Red Storm has given the Wildcats trouble, this Villanova team is 8-1 against the spread in its last nine conference games and is 43-18 ATS in its last 61 games overall. St. John’s, meanwhile, is 1-3-1 against the spread in its last five games coming off a win and is winless at 0-4-1 at the betting window in tis last five games following an ATS win. Since 2005, the Wildcats are the most profitable team against the spread in college basketball, posting a 228-174-9 ATS record, cashing 56.7% of the time. When laying four or fewer points, they’re 33-22-1 (60%) against the spread. This is too good of a number to pass up.

Sunday NCAA College Basketball Prediction: Villanova Wildcats -4

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