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St. John’s Red Storm vs Villanova Wildcats 2/26/2020 Odds, Picks and Predictions
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St. John’s Red Storm vs Villanova Wildcats 2/26/2020 – It will be a Big East battle this Wednesday when the Villanova Wildcats host the St. John’s Red Storm. The Wildcats are coming off a win over Xavier and are heavily tipped by basketball betting to prevail. St. John’s has not exactly been faring well against Villanova, losing eight of their last ten meetings. The Red Storm is coming off a loss to Seton Hall, hoping to pull off an upset against the nationally-ranked Wildcats.
St. John’s Red Storm vs Villanova Wildcats 2/26/2020
St. John’s Red Storm
St. John’s Red Storm continues to struggle and the road ahead will not get any easier. St. John’s is currently second to the last in their conference with a 3-11 record. They need to make big adjustments if they are to climb out of their hole. LJ Figueroa will be at the helm of their offensive anew with other players needing to step up. Mustapha Heron is out for the season, something that will cripple the Red Storm attack. Their defense needs improvement as well. It was something that Seton Hall took advantage of and the Wildcats are likely going to do the same.
Players to watch: L. Figueroa G (27 GP 28.5 MIN 14.8 PTS 4.4 REB 2.1 AST 2.1 STL 0.6 BLK 1.4 TO 37.7 FG% 69 FT% 36.3 3PT%), M. Heron G (21 GP 24.8 MIN 13.8 PTS 2.4 REB 1.6 AST 0.5 STL 0.3 BLK 1.6 TO 38.5 FG% 82.7 FT% 38.5 3PT%), R. Dunn G (24 GP 28.5 MIN 12.6 PTS 3.8 REB 3.3 AST 1.1 STL 0 BLK 2.1 TO 37.9 FG% 77.2 FT% 22.9 3PT%).
The Wildcats continue to roll and another win is likely happening this Wednesday. Villanova will go for its fifth win and pundits feel that the Wildcats will do so. Saddiq Bey will be at the offensive front anew, the Wildcats’ most productive scorer. Paired with their terrific defense, Red Storm will have a rough game ahead facing the streaking Wildcats.
Players to watch: S. Bey F (27 GP 34 MIN 15.8 PTS 5 REB 2.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO 47.4 FG% 78.3 FT% 46.3 3PT%), C. Gillespie G (27 GP 33.9 MIN 15.7 PTS 3.7 REB 4.6 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 1.9 TO 41.9 FG% 81.8 FT% 36.8 3PT%), J. Moore G (27 GP 28.9 MIN 10.9 PTS 2.8 REB 2 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 1.7 TO 40.3 FG% 78.7 FT% 38.7 3PT%).
St. John’s Red Storm vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Predictions
St. John’s Red Storm
St. John’s is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Villanova’s last 5 games.
St. John’s Red Storm vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Picks
The Villanova Wildcats are the hands-down choice of basketball spread betting to notch another win. St. John seems pretty outmatched in this clash although anything is possible. The Red Storm could come up with a surprise performance although a herculean effort would be needed.
Moneyline: + is set for the Wildcats and – is set for the Bears.
ATS: Look for the spread of +12 for St. John’s and -12 for Villanova
Totals: Over 146.5 is out for the Red Storm and under 146.5 is out for the Wildcats.
Score Prediction: 73-72, Villanova Wildcats.