15* CBB Thursday PLAY OF THE DAY on South Florida/Villanova OVER 125.5
South Florida vs. Villanova,
01/05/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 74 - 57
Total: -110/+125½ Over
South Florida and Villanova should combine to go OVER tonight's posted total with ease. Oddsmakers have set the bar well too low Thursday, and we're going to capitalize. Both teams should score 65-plus in this one.
Villanova is scoring 72.9 points/game while allowing 68.3 points/game this season for an average combined score of 141.2 points/game. They are putting up 79.2 points/game at home this year. Playing at home, Villanova will control the pace, which be be more up-tempo than South Florida likes to run.
These teams met twice last season with the OVER going 2-0. Villanova won the first meeting 83-71 for 154 combined points. USF would have their revenge in the Big East Tournament, winning 70-69 for 139 combined points. I see no way these teams don't combined for 130-plus tonight.
The OVER is 5-1 in Wildcats last 6 games overall. The OVER is 5-1 in Wildcats last 6 vs. Big East opponents. Villanova is 4-1 to the OVER in their last 5 home games. South Florida is 4-1 to the OVER in their last 5 vs. Big East foes. Roll with the OVER in this game Thursday.