Villanova at St. John's College Basketball Parlay 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Villanova Wildcats head to Madison Square Garden to take on the St. John's Red Storm on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 12.5 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-1. They currently have a point differential of 19.4 as they are averaging 88.9 points per contest while giving up 69.5 per game. St. John's has an overall record of 10-7. They are averaging 73.2 points per game and surrendering 68.3, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 10-5 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 11-5 against the over/under this year
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 7-8 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 5-10 against the over/under this year
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/29/17 F Jermaine Samuels Hand is out indefinitely
12/12/17 G Collin Gillespie Hand is out indefinitely
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
01/10/18 G Marcus LoVett Knee is out for season
Mikal Bridges averages 17.6 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Jalen Brunson averages 19.3 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Bashir Ahmed averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 57%. Shamorie Ponds scores 19.1 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.6 rebounds per contest and has 5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 69.5 points per contest which is 109th in Division 1. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 170th and 106th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 89th, and they allow 14.0 assists per game which puts them in 230th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 235th in the nation. Villanova averages 88.9 points per contest this year, which is 6th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 19.4 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 41%, which is good for 15th in college basketball. They average 34.9 boards per contest and 17.4 assists per game, which ranks them 230th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 345th with 10.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Storm give up 68.3 points per game, which ranks them 88th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 42nd and 218th in those defensive statistics. They rank 170th with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 340th with 40.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Red Storm are 345th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 18.2 per contest this year. St. John's is 213th in Division 1 with 73.2 points per contest this season. They are 293rd in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 300th in D-1. They are 208th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.5 boards per contest and 257th in assists per game with 12.8. The Red Storm are 286th in turnovers per contest with 12.1.
The Wildcats are 2nd in the nation in offensive rating with 124.6, and their defensive rating of 97.4 is ranked 98th. In terms of pace they are 134th in the country with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 61% is 1st. As a team they are 2nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 52nd in Division 1. Villanova is 348th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 153rd in the nation.
St. John's is 300th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 72nd in Division 1. The Red Storm are 50th in the nation in defensive rating with 94.5, and their offensive rating of 101.3 is ranked 243rd. They are 99th in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 307th. As a unit they are 289th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 210th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Villanova -12.5 and under 148 total points
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