St. John's Red Storm vs Villanova Wildcats Prediction, 12/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. John's Red Storm vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Location: Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, PA
TV: Youtube TV
The Villanova Wildcats (6-5) are hosting the St. John's Red Storm (11-1) at Finneran Pavilion on Wednesday.
The St. John's Red Storm stepped onto the hardwood against Florida State and took home the win by a score of 93-79 in their last contest. St. John's finished having earned a 52.4% field goal percentage (33 out of 63) and buried 8 out of their 18 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Red Storm buried 19 of their 23 tries for a rate of 82.6%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected 34 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 19 dimes in the game while forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In relation to defending, St. John's allowed the other team to shoot 47.4% from the floor on 27 of 57 shooting. Florida State recorded 17 assists and had 6 steals in the game. In addition, Florida State totaled 22 rebounds (5 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Florida State finished shooting 73.7% from the charity stripe by burying 14 of 19 attempts. They knocked down 11 of 19 tries from long range. Concerning fouls, the Red Storm ended up finishing with 15 while Florida State accumulated 18 fouls.
Joel Soriano is one guy who was a factor for the matchup. He ended up finishing with 23 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes and pulled down 12 boards. He finished the game at 54.5% from the field and also recorded 1 assist.
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St. John's heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 11-1 so far this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 15.5 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, St. John's is snagging 42.7 boards per game and has totaled 195 dimes this year, which has them ranked 30th in the country in terms of passing. The Red Storm are shooting 31.3% on 3-pointers (73 of 233) and 71.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 80.9 pts per contest (38th in D-1) while going 47.1% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Red Storm are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game and they draw 15.6 personal fouls. They rank 279th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 162 relinquished so far this year. The Red Storm defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 40.8% (299 of 733) and they relinquish 33.7 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 31.5% on 3-pointers and they are 154th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (67.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Villanova Wildcats went home victorious with a score of 71-64 when they played Saint Joseph's. The Wildcats were able to collect 33 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 43 in this matchup. They coughed it up 10 times, while recording 1 steal for this contest. Saint Joseph's earned 12 fouls for this game which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for 10 attempts. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw tries for a clip of 90.0%. Concerning three-point attempts, Villanova converted 14 of 38 tries (36.8%). When the game finished, the Wildcats shot 24 for 58 from the field which had them sitting at 41.4%. The Wildcats permitted Saint Joseph's to make 24 of their 62 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.7% in this matchup. They shot 31.0% from distance by going 9 of 29 and ended up going 7 out of 11 at the free throw line (63.6%). In regard to how they rebounded, Villanova allowed Saint Joseph's to pull down 24 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Brandon Slater ended up being a major contributor for the Wildcats for the matchup. He totaled 19 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and added 2 assists for this game. He made 6 of 9 in the matchup giving him a rate of 66.7%, and added 8 rebounds.
Villanova has a win-loss record of 6-5 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Wildcats are shooting 43.6% from the floor, which is ranked 226th in college basketball. Villanova has accumulated 781 pts on the campaign (71.0 per contest) and they pull down 31.2 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.1 times per game (292nd in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 9.1 times per game. The Wildcats are committing 15.7 fouls every game and they go 82.3% from the charity stripe.
The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 146th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 67.5. They are able to force 11.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.2% from the field (260th in college basketball). The Villanova defense gives up 35.9% from downtown (97 of 270) and their opponents are making 74.5% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 14.7 assists and 33.2 rebounds per game, which is ranked 304th and 133rd in those defensive categories.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. John's
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