St. John's at Villanova College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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The St. John's Red Storm head to Finneran Pavilion to take on the Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 6.5 point favorites.
St. John's comes into this game with an overall record of 14-1. They currently have a point differential of 12.9 as they are averaging 84.7 points per game while giving up 71.9 per contest. Villanova has an overall record of 11-4. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 65.7, good for a point differential of 8.7.
Valuable St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 6-8-1 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 10-4-1 against the over/under this year
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-6-0 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 4-10-1 against the over/under this year
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
01/03/19 G Mikey Dixon Transferred has left team
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Shamorie Ponds comes into this game averaging 20.4 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Mustapha Heron averages 15.6 points per contest in 32.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Phil Booth scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Eric Paschall averages 15.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.2 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. John's averages 84.7 points per contest, which is 18th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 12th in the nation. They average 34.6 boards per contest and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 260th and 38th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 331st with 10.9 per game. The Red Storm allow 71.9 points per contest, which is 200th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 91st and 174th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 273rd, and they allow 12.8 assists per game which puts them in 153rd place in the country. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 316th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova is 171st in the nation with 74.3 points per contest this season. They are 183rd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.7. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 158th in the NCAA. They are 226th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.2 boards per contest and 199th in assists per game with 13.5. The Wildcats are 247th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Wildcats give up 65.7 points per game, which ranks them 56th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 186th and 128th in those defensive statistics. They rank 123rd with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 48th with 31.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 108th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Red Storm are 43rd in the nation in offensive rating with 112.7. In terms of pace they are 51st in the country with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 16th. As a team they are 18th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 122nd in Division 1. St. John's is 340th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions.
Villanova is 188th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 111.2, which is ranked 56th. They are 335th in D-1 in pace with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 85th. As a unit they are 64th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. John's/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. John's +6.5
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