Villanova vs. St. John's - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Villanova vs. St. John's - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

St. John's Red Storm (14-13) at Villanova Wildcats (21-6)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Finneran Pavilion)

The Line: Villanova Wildcats -12 -- Over/Under: 146.5

TV: FS1

The St. John’s Red Storm and the Villanova Wildcats meet in college basketball action from the Pavilion on Wednesday. 

St. John’s enters this matchup at 14-13 so far. Over their last six games, St. John’s is just 1-5 win a win over Providence alongside losses to Villanova, Georgetown, Creighton, Xavier and Seton Hall otherwise. 

In the loss to Seton Hall, St. John’s guard LJ Figueroa led the way on 19 points with four rebounds. Julian Champagnie posted a double-double there with 14 points, 11 rebounds and two assists, and Rasheem Dunn chipped in 11 points, five rebounds and three assists. 

Over on the Villanova side, they’re 21-6 so far. Over the last four games Villanova is undefeated, taking out Marquette, Temple, DePaul and Xavier in succession during that time. 

In the win over Xavier, Villanova’s Saddiq Bey put up 22 points with three rebounds and one assist. Jermaine Samuels added 17 points with eight rebounds and one assist in that one, and Justin Moore added 13 points, six rebounds and three assists. 

Villanova is 1-3-1 ATS in their last five Wednesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games. Villanova is 4-1 ATS in their last five after an ATS win and the under is 5-1 in their last six after a straight-up win. 

Meanwhile, St. John’s is 5-1 ATS in their last six Wednesday games and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 road games. St. John’s is 1-5 ATS in their last six overall and the under is 11-5 in their last 16 overall. 

St. John’s has gone through a gauntlet of pretty tough teams over their last six games, with three ranked squads mixed in there. The Red Storm played pretty well in the Georgetown and Xavier losses, but really haven’t been close in the others. 

The last time these teams met up was a 79-59 road win for Villanova. Since then, there have been a couple of spots where Villanova has had some close calls (and others where they haven’t played all that well) but realistically they should be in total control here again as well. I’m going Villanova. 

Andrew’s Pick Villanova Wildcats -12

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.