Villanova vs St. John's predictions 1/28/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: St. John's +3.5
The Villanova Wildcats travel to Madison Square Garden to play the St. John's Red Storm on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 3.5 point favorites.
Villanova comes into this game with an overall record of 16-3. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 66.2 per contest. St. John's has an overall record of 13-8. They are averaging 75.5 points per game and surrendering 69.0, good for a point differential of 6.5.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 8-9-2 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-10-0 against the over/under
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 14-6-1 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 6-15-0 against the over/under
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/07/19 G Bryan Antoine Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/27/20 F Jermaine Samuels Foot is questionable Tuesday vs St. Johns
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
Saddiq Bey averages 14.9 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Collin Gillespie comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Mustapha Heron averages 14.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 81%. LJ Figueroa averages 15.2 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 104th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 214th and 37th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 137th, and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 152nd place in the NCAA. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 60th in the nation. Villanova averages 74.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 110th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 146th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 100th in D-1. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 145th and 45th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 327th with 11.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Storm surrender 69.0 points per contest, which ranks them 181st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 95th in those defensive statistics. They rank 233rd with 13.4 assists allowed per contest, and 347th with 41.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Storm are 337th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.7 per game. St. John's is 81st in the country with 75.5 points per game this year. They are 300th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 312th in the nation. They are 24th in the country in rebounding with 40.1 boards per game and 67th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Red Storm are 282nd in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Wildcats are 38th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.2. In terms of pace they are 281st in the country with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 80th. As a team they are 63rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 25th in Division 1. Villanova is 321st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions.
St. John's is 333rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions. The Red Storm have an offensive rating of 100.2, which is ranked 204th. They are 15th in D-1 in pace with 75.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 329th. As a unit they are 324th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 304th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. John's +3.5
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