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No. 13 Villanova hits the road to take on St. John's in New York this Sunday in a pivotal Big East showdown between the No. 1 and No. 3 teams in the latest conference standings on the season. 

The Wildcats head into tonight's battle at Madison Square Garden as four-point road favorites over the Red Storm, via FanDuel Sportsbook. Villanova has lost only three road games on the season, but the Wildcats are fresh off a loss in their last road game against Marquette on Feb. 9. 

St. John's vs Villanova Predictions

Sports Chat Place

The Sports Chat Place staff are backing the Wildcats to win this one straight up, but not by much. They are predicting Villanova to come out on top, but they're only calling for Villanova to cover a spread of 1.5 points or less as the favorite. 

Evan Petty

Evan Petty of Cappers Picks is going against the oddsmakers and calling for St. John's to pull off the upset and beat the Wildcats straight up, 80-76, at MSG. 

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor

ESPN's BPI calculator likes Villanova to come out on top, but not with an overwhelming degree of confidence. The Wildcats are eying just a 61.8 percent chance of winning this matchup straight up, according to ESPN's projection. 

Overall, 2-of-3 predictions highlighted like the Wildcats to beat St. John's straight up, with 1-of-2 spread predictions also calling for Villanova to cover a 1.5-point spread. 

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