St. John's Red Storm vs Villanova Wildcats Prediction, 1/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, PA
The St. John's Red Storm (11-7) are on their way to Finneran Pavilion on Saturday where they will play the Villanova Wildcats (15-5).
The St. John's Red Storm took the court against Seton Hall and earned the victory with a final of 84-63 in their last contest. St. John's wrapped up the game having earned a 43.8% FG percentage (32 of 73) and converted 10 of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Red Storm buried 10 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 76.9%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 48 with 18 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 20 assists in this game as well as creating 16 turnovers and earning 12 steals. In the matter of defense, St. John's allowed 30.6% from the field on 19 of 62 shooting. Seton Hall doled out 10 assists and had 5 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Seton Hall pulled down 40 boards (17 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Seton Hall went 65.4% when shooting free throws by converting 17 of 26 shots. They also knocked down 8 of 21 shots from beyond the perimeter. When discussing personal fouls, the Red Storm walked away with 21 while Seton Hall racked up 11 personal fouls.
Posh Alexander is a player who played a role for the game. He ended up shooting 58.3% from the floor and also distributed 5 assists. He played 29 mins played and grabbed 7 boards. He walked away with 19 points on 7 of 12 shooting.
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St. John's comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 11-7 for the year. They turn it over 13.2 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.7 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, St. John's is snagging 38.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 337 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 14th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Red Storm are shooting 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc (138 of 390) and 66.8% from the charity stripe. They average 80.3 points per contest (19th in D-1) while hitting 45.2% from the field.
Defensively, the Red Storm are able to force 18.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.2 personal fouls. They are conceding 36.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 292nd in D-1 in PPG allowed (73.7). The Red Storm are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.5% (461 of 1,112) and they relinquish 40.1 boards per contest as a team. They are 187th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 235 surrendered so far this season.
In their last game, the Villanova Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 67-43 against DePaul. The Wildcats were able to collect 22 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 31 for the contest. They also turned it over 5 times, while getting 8 steals for the contest. DePaul committed 15 fouls for this contest which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 10 tries. They were able to make 8 of the free throws for a percentage of 80.0%. When talking about three-point shots, Villanova knocked down 11 of 25 tries (44.0%). Overall, the Wildcats shot 24 for 56 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.9%. The Wildcats permitted DePaul to knock down 15 of 46 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 32.6% in this contest. They went 33.3% from three-point range by connecting on 5 of 15 and ended up going 8 out of 9 at the charity stripe (88.9%). When discussing team rebounding, Villanova permitted DePaul to get 28 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Eric Dixon ended up being a factor for the Wildcats in the matchup. He had 11 points in his 25 minutes on the court and had 2 assists in the matchup. He converted 4 of 6 for the contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 10 rebounds.
Villanova has a record of 15-5 on the season. As an offense, the Wildcats are connecting on 43.7% from the floor, which is 207th in the nation. Villanova has 1,449 pts this season (72.5 per game) and they pull in 35.8 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.6 times per contest (234th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 9.3 times per game. The Wildcats have committed 15.1 fouls per contest while shooting 82.3% from the charity stripe.
The Wildcats on defense are ranked 15th in college hoops in PPG given up with 60.0. They are forcing 12.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.9% from the field (40th in Division 1). The Villanova defense gives up 31.0% on three-point shots (144 of 464) and their opponents are knocking down 76.0% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 10.5 assists and 31.3 rebounds per contest, ranking them 45th and 44th in D-1.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Villanova
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