St. John's vs. Villanova - 1/31/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Villanova Wildcats (17-3) at St. John's Red Storm (7-14)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: St. John's Red Storm +19 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Villanova Wildcats and St John's Red Storm meet Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
The Villanova Wildcats haven’t lost back-to-back games since March of 2013. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 75.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 61.6 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Josh Hart is averaging 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds while Ryan Arcidiacono is averaging 12.9 points and 4.3 assists. Kris Jenkins is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Jalen Brunson is dishing 2.9 assists. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Wildcats are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Villanova Wildcats have won 11 of their last 12 road games.
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The St John's Red Storm could use a nice upset in order to snap an 11-game losing streak. The St John's Red Storm are averaging 65.4 points on 38.7 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Federico Mussini is averaging 13 points and 2.7 assists while Durand Johnson is averaging 12.1 points and 4.3 rebounds. Ron Mvouika is grabbing four rebounds and Christian Jones is dishing 1.5 assists. The St John's Red Storm are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Red Storm are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The St John's Red Storm have won 12 of their last 18 home games.
The Wildcats are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Red Storm are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Wildcats are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in St. John's and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
St. John's has been getting crushed left and right, and a lot of those teams aren't nearly as talented as Villanova. When the Wildcats played the Red Storm last season, they won 105-68. Prepare for this game to get ugly as well. St. John's just isn't a good basketball team at all right now.