Betting on today’s Huskies and Wildcats game? Catch the action at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, as the Wildcats hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on FS1. The Huskies are the favorites in this Big East conference matchup the against the Wildcats. The over/under for the game is set at 138 points.
CONNECTICUT HUSKIES VS VILLANOVA WILDCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Villanova Wildcats +4
This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE VILLANOVA WILDCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Wildcats.
- Not only will Villanova pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.
Do the Huskies Have a Shot at a Road Win?
Connecticut enters this game as a four-point favorite, and the Huskies have been favored in 17 of their 18 games this season. They have gone 16-1 in those games, and they are 6-1 in Big East action.
UConn has been great on the road this season, going 4-2, and they have won two in a row away from home. Overall, the Huskies are 16-2, and they have won six straight games.
Connecticut’s ATS record this season is 10-7-1, and they are 3-2-1 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Huskies are 6-3-1, and they have gone 1-1-1 ATS in their last three road games.
Connecticut’s over/under record for the season is 10-8 and the average over/under line in their games is 146.3. Today’s line of 138 is lower than the average scoring in their games this year of 146.4. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 137 points.
The Connecticut offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 62 points versus Creighton. During the game, they attempted 19 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 35.7%. The team’s scoring leader is Cam Spencer, who holds an average of 15.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Alex Karaban is averaging 15.3 points per game this season.
Coming into today’s game, the Connecticut defense is giving up an average of 64.6 points per contest. The Connecticut defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 48 points and allowed Creighton to connect on 5 threes.
Can the Wildcats Secure a Win at Home?
So far this season, Villanova has a record of 11-6. They have been better at home, going 8-3 compared to 3-3 on the road. At home, they have been winning by an average of 10.2 points per game.
Coming into this game, Villanova has been the underdog in three of their games. They have gone 2-1 as the underdog.
As the underdog this season, Villanova has gone 2-1 vs. the spread. At home, the Wildcats have an ATS mark of 6-5 this year and are 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog.
This season, the over/under record for Villanova games is 7-9-1 and today’s line of 138 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games of 138.8. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and their average scoring total in those games is 158 points.
In their recent matchup, the Villanova offense ended with 74 points against Marquette. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 47.2% and made 14 threes. Eric Dixon is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, TJ Bamba brings a PPG average of 9.3 into the game.
So far this season, the Villanova defense has been performing well, ranking 59th in the country at 66.4 points allowed per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.8 threes per game vs. Connecticut. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.4%.