Red Storm vs. Wildcats Prediction
The 12th-ranked Villanova Wildcats are double-digits favorites at home tonight when they welcome in the St. John's Red Storm. Will Villanova win decisively and cover the big number?
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Finneran Pavilion at 6:30PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Wildcats are a 13-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 146.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 51 percent of public bets are siding with host Villanova. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Red Storm unable to hang with Pirates
St. John's fell by a score of 81-65 score Sunday at Seton Hall to drop to 14-13 overall and 3-11 in the Big East Conference. The Red Storm trailed 36-22 at halftime and were unable to bounce back. L.J. Figueroa paced St. John's with 19 points on 6-of-17 shooting including 4-of-9 from 3-point distance plus 3-of-3 at the free throw line. He also pulled down four rebounds. Julian Champagnie contributed 14 points, 11 boards and two assists. Rasheem Dunn added 11 points, five caroms, three assists and two steals.
Wildcats win fourth straight
Villanova secured a 64-55 win Saturday at Xavier to improve to 21-6 overall and 10-6 in the Big East. The Wildats led 30-21 at halftime on their way to the win. Saddiq Bey led Villanova with 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting including 4-of-9 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also recorded three rebounds and two steals. Jermaine Samuels tallied 17 points and eight boards. Justin Moore added 13 points, six caroms, three assists and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings. The Red Storm are 1-5 ATS in their last six games.
The Wildcats are 3-2 ATS in their last five games. The under has hit in four of the last five Villanova games.
Villanova is playing solid basketball right now and blasted St. John's by 20 on the road last month, but spreads like this are certainly not slam dunks. The Red Storm have been inconsistent, but they have had some bright moments lately like rolling past Providence and taking Xavier to the wire before faltering in the closing minutes. I'm taking the points here as the Wildcats are due for a subpar performance and have bigger fish to fry moving forward. Could be a trap.
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