St. John's (NY) vs Villanova Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 20 (Red Storm Stand Tall in Big East Showdown)

St. John's (NY) vs Villanova Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 20 (Red Storm Stand Tall in Big East Showdown)


St. John's (NY) vs Villanova Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • St. John's (NY) (13-6, 3-5 Big East) vs. Villanova (9-10, 3-5 Big East)
  • Date: Friday, January 20, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden -- New York City, New York

Friday, Jan. 20's NCAA college basketball schedule features a Big East battle between the St. John's (NY) Red Storm and Villanova Wildcats.

After a brief losing streak, St. John's has rebounded with back-to-back wins over Butler and UConn. Meanwhile, Villanova snapped a three-game skid with Monday's 77-73 victory over Georgetown, leaving time to tell if the Wildcats can back to .500 basketball tonight.

Can St. John's pick up its third straight victory tonight? Or does Villanova have what it takes to pull off the upset?

St. John's (NY) vs Villanova Odds & Spread

St. John's enters this contest as the slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 149.5 points with the over being favored at -114.

St. John's (NY) vs Villanova Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, St. John's (NY) is 9-9-0 this year.
  • As 3.5-point favorites or more, the Red Storm are 7-4 against the spread.
  • Out of 18 St. John's (NY)'s games so far this year, nine have hit the over.
  • Villanova has covered the spread six times in 19 games.
  • The Wildcats have covered every time (2-0) as a 3.5-point underdog or greater this year.
  • Villanova has seen 11 of its 19 games go over the point total.
St. John's (NY) Rank St. John's (NY) AVG Villanova AVG Villanova Rank
37th 79.3 Points Scored 71.4 185th
262nd 72.4 Points Allowed 69.4 187th
14th 36.8 Rebounds 28.9 324th
20th 11.3 Off. Rebounds 6.1 342nd
315th 5.9 3pt Made 8.8 52nd
49th 15.5 Assists 11.4 314th
266th 13.2 Turnovers 9.7 9th

St. John's (NY) vs Villanova Prediction & Pick

St. John's offense has been terrific throughout the campaign, averaging 79.3 points (No. 24) on 46.7% shooting (T-No. 53). The Red Storm also own a plus-6.9 scoring margin (No. 73), whereas the Wildcats are a minus-4.7 in their last three games.

St. John's also enters tonight's matchup with a perfect 12-0 record as the favorite this season. Meanwhile, Villanova is 0-2 as the underdog, as well as 2-5 in road contests. With how well the Red Storm have been performing while the Wildcats continue to play sub-.500 basketball, I'm confident that St. John's can keep the ball rolling tonight.

Final Score Prediction: St. John's: 81 | Villanova: 75

St. John's (NY) vs Villanova Best Bet

I predict that we'll see a ton of points in this Big East matchup. For starters, St. John's and Villanova average a combined 150.7 PPG this season. The over is also 3-1 in the Wildcats' last four games while also being 5-1 in the Red Storm's last six.

Furthermore, the total has hit the over in four of Villanova's last five Friday matchups, as well as in four of St. John's last five Big East tilts. Needless to say, I wouldn't be surprised if this one turns into a bit of a shootout.

Bet: Over 149.5 (-114)

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