RESULTS: With the Cats dominating win over St. John’s, 105 - 68, we congratulate six VUHoops readers who scored in this round and drpainosaurus who won the contest.
- John-Knee V (Nova 86, St. John’s 70) awarded 3 points
- Dougie McBuckets (Nova 98, St. John’s 53) awarded 2 points
- Doctor Kenneth Noisewater (Nova 82, St. John’s 68) awarded 1 point
- NovaKG (Nova 83, St. John’s 67) awarded 1 point
- son of 61 alum (Nova 83, St. John’s 67) awarded 1 point
- Xyznova (Nova 84, St. John’s 70) awarded 1 point
The final leader board is provided below.
|SMOKIN JAY WRIGHT||3|
|Sweetness and Light||3|
|ole man giant||2|
|Doctor Kenneth Noisewater||1|
|Eberz for 3!||1|
|Paul F 202||1|
|son of 61 alum||1|
VUHOOPS vs. VEGAS: Based on the average predicted scores of the VUHoops Crowd and the posted Vegas line, we would have had a SPLIT by taking ST. JOHN’S getting 12.5 points (LOSS) and betting the OVER (WIN). Over the twelve rounds of the contest, we would be EVEN MONEY.
UPDATE (March 7, Tip-Off) ... Recapped below is the way the VUHoops Crowd sees this one so far:
# Reader Predictions: 61
% Picking Cats to Win: 100%
$ Raised for Nova Men's Basketball (this game): $610.00
$ Raised for Nova Men's Basketball (cumulative): $1,702.50
Wisdom of VUHoops Crowd's Prediction:
o Spread: Villanova -11.0
o Over/Under: 145.0
o Final Score: Nova 78 - St. John's 67
Vegas Odds Makers' Prediction:
o Spread: Villanova: -12.5
o Over/Under: 144.0
o Final Score: Nova 78- St. John's 66
Window Opening (March 6, 9:00 AM): The window is now open for you to post your predicted final score for Tuesday's game vs. St John's. The official contest rules are posted HERE.
Going into this round, drpainosaurus is in the lead with 13 points. The full Leader Board is posted HERE.
For the final home game of the season...
... a contribution of $10 will be made to Villanova Men's Basketball and Nova Dave's Wawa Arena at Villanova for each score posted in this game up to a maximum of $2,000 (i.e., 200 posted scores).
We have raised $1,092.50 so far over the preceding eight games.
The table below provides a head-to-head comparison of the two teams.
Avg. Pts. Scored
Avg. Pts. Allowed
Villanova's best win this season was over VCU (AP #15; RPI #19), while the Cat's worst loss was at Seton Hall (AP NR; RPI #72). St John's best win was vs. Georgetown (AP NR, RPI #21), while their worst loss came at DePaul (AP NR; RPI #160).
Enter your predicted final score in the comments section in the format: NOVA xx, St. John's yy. Good luck!