Villanova Wildcats vs St. John's Red Storm Prediction, 1/20/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs St. John's Red Storm
Date: Friday, January 20, 2023
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The St. John's Red Storm (13-6) are welcoming the Villanova Wildcats (9-10) at Madison Square Garden on Friday.
The Villanova Wildcats stepped onto the hardwood against Georgetown and earned the victory with a final of 77-73 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Wildcats ended up finishing with 16 while Georgetown finished the game with 24 fouls. They also knocked down 5 of 14 tries from three-point range. Georgetown ended up shooting 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of 16 attempts. Additionally, Georgetown pulled down 31 rebounds (5 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Georgetown doled out 8 dimes and had 3 steals for this game. When talking about defense, Villanova allowed their opponent to shoot 53.8% from the field on 28 out of 52 shooting. They also doled out 9 assists in the game while forcing 12 turnovers and having 9 steals. With regard to rebounding, they collected a total of 17 with 0 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats buried 23 of their 31 attempts for a percentage of 74.2%. Villanova wrapped up the contest with a 48.9% field goal percentage (23 out of 47) and converted 8 out of their 16 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Caleb Daniels is a player who was a major factor in this contest. He ended up going 33.3% from the field and distributed 1 assist. He saw the court for 34 mins and collected 4 rebounds. He notched 16 points on 3 out of 9 shooting.
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Villanova enters this one with a win-loss record of 9-10 so far this year. They are turning it over 10.3 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Villanova is grabbing 31.6 boards per game and has accumulated 216 dimes so far this year, which is 298th in the country in terms of passing. The Wildcats are connecting on 33.5% on shots from distance (167 of 499) and 83.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 71.4 pts per game (186th in the country) while hitting 44.1% from the field.
On defense, the Wildcats are able to force 11.6 turnovers every game while drawing 16.2 fouls. They are giving up 35.3% on shots from downtown and they rank 189th in D-1 in opponents points per game (69.4). The Wildcats defense is allowing a FG percentage of 44.7% (473 of 1,058) and they surrender 32.8 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 321st in college basketball in giving up assists with 279 surrendered so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the St. John's Red Storm walked away with a victory by a final of 85-74 when they faced Connecticut. The Red Storm recorded 23 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 31 for the contest. They also coughed it up 10 times, while earning 7 steals for this contest. Connecticut had 30 fouls for the matchup which got the Red Storm to the charity stripe for a total of 37 shots. They were able to bury 23 of the free throws for a percentage of 62.2%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, St. John's made 2 of 13 attempts (15.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Red Storm finished the game shooting 30 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.7%. The Red Storm permitted Connecticut to convert 23 of 55 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.8% in the game. They went 30.8% from beyond the arc by going 8 out of 26 and finished the contest at 20 of 27 at the charity stripe (74.1%). In regard to team rebounding, St. John's permitted Connecticut to pull down 38 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Joel Soriano was important for the Red Storm for the game. He converted 7 of 10 for the contest for a rate of 70.0%, and had 13 rebounds. He tallied 19 points in his 35 minutes of playing time and had 1 assist for this contest.
St. John's has a mark of 13-6 for the campaign. As an offense, the Red Storm are hitting on 46.7% from the floor, which ranks 70th in college hoops. St. John's has accounted for 1,506 pts on the season (79.3 per game) and they average 39.8 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 15.4 times per contest (54th in the country) and they turn it over 13.5 times per contest. The Red Storm are committing 16.5 fouls per game while shooting 67.9% from the free throw line.
The St. John's defense gives up 33.2% on 3-point attempts (143 of 431) and their opponents are converting on 69.8% of their foul shots. They have given up 13.8 assists and 35.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 264th and 240th in college hoops. The Red Storm on the defensive side of the court are 264th in the nation in PPG surrendered with 72.4. They are able to force 15.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the field (200th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Villanova
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