St John’s vs Villanova Free Betting Pick

Posted by Aaron . on February 12, 2016 in

The struggling Red Storm of St. John’s head right into the den of the giants when they take on #1 Villanova this Saturday, with tipoff set for 8:00pm Eastern time. The Red Storm (7-18) are in tenth place in the Big East and are coming off a 92-67 rout at the hands of Georgetown. Villanova (21-3) is coming off an easy win over DePaul, winning an 86-59 rout. Let’s take a look at the NCAAB online odds for this matchup.

St John’s vs Villanova Free Betting Pick

When: Saturday, February 13, 8:00 PM ET
Where: The Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania
TV: CBSSN
Radio: 97,5 The Fanatic
Stream Option: CBSSSN

Why should you pick the Red Storm?

Unless you are facing a line of at least 15 or 20 in this game, there’s no logic that suggests that you take the Red Storm playing at the #1 team in the nation, particularly if there is no injury news that comes out between now and then for Villanova. St. John’s has struggled mightily this year; in their loss to Butler last week, they led 14-11 — and then found themselves behind 43-24. So instead of considering St. John’s, you should take a look at the over/under total. Villanova is looking for a signature win to continue to bolster their shot at a top seed in the NCAA tournament, thanks to Xavier’s loss, and so the over could be a solid pick here. It it’s over 130, it’s not that hard to envision an 85-60 win for Villanova, so look at the total on this one.

Why should you bet on Villanova?

St. John’s has been wretched on offense this year, having extended periods of time without a field goal in several of their recent losses, such as the 11 minutes they went in their loss to Butler last week. Villanova features Darryl Reynolds and Daniel Ochefu running security on the inside, and Josh Hart keeping a balanced rhythm on the offensive end of the floor. They are one of the nation’s best teams when it comes to extracting turnovers and turning them into points — and St. John’s has bad habits when it comes to ball control. Now that Villanova has finally earned the nation’s #1 ranking (after two stints in the #2 spot), it’s time for them to make a statement game, and this could easily be the one.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This is going to be a long night for the Red Storm. I’m picking Villanova to win, 88-62.