The No. 8 Villanova Wildcats and the St. John’s Red Storm are set to square off in a 2022 Big East Tournament matchup at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. St. John’s is 17-14 while the Wildcats are 23-7. Villanova swept the regular-season series between these teams.
The Wildcats are favored by six points in the latest Villanova vs. St. John’s odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 148.5. Before entering any St. John’s vs. Villanova picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Villanova vs. St. John’s spread: Villanova -6
- Villanova vs. St. John’s over-under: 148 points
Featured Game | Villanova Wildcats vs. St. John’s Red Storm
What you need to know about Villanova
Villanova closed the regular season with wins in seven of its final eight games. The Wildcats’ lone loss came on the road in a two-point decision at then-No. 21 Connecticut on Feb. 22. They bounced back with consecutive wins over then-No. 9 Providence and Butler last week.
Senior guard Collin Gillespie, who is an All-Big East first-team member, leads the Wildcats with 16.3 points per game. Justin Moore was named to the All-Big East second team after averaging 15.3 points this season. Villanova is 16-3 in its last 19 games overall this year.
What you need to know about St. John’s
St. John’s knows that it needs to make a run through the Big East Tournament if it wants to make an appearance in the Big Dance next week. The Red Storm struggled down the stretch of the regular season, losing three of their final four games. They bounced back to open postseason play on Wednesday, picking up a 92-73 win over DePaul.
Julian Champagnie led the way with 26 points. St. John’s only turned the ball over two times in the win over DePaul, so it will be looking for the same level of ball security on Thursday. The Red Storm have covered the spread in seven of their last 10 games against Villanova.
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