Planning on watching today’s Terrapins and Wildcats game? Catch the action at Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, PA, as the Wildcats hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on FS1. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 133.5 points, with the Wildcats being the favored team playing at home against the Terrapins.
MARYLAND TERRAPINS VS VILLANOVA WILDCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Villanova Wildcats -6
This game will be played at Finneran Pavilion at 8:30 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE VILLANOVA WILDCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-67 in favor of the Wildcats.
- Not only will Villanova pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.
Can Maryland Secure a Road Victory?
Maryland will be playing their fourth game of the season today and they currently have a 1-2 record. In their last five road games, including those from last year, Maryland has gone 0-5. As Maryland enters today’s game, they have a 0-3 ATS record. Looking back at their last ten games, including the previous season, Maryland has gone 4-6 vs. the spread.
So far, Maryland’s games have averaged 125 points per game with the average over/under line being 134.5 points. When analyzing the Terrapins’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 62 points per game and an over/under record of 0-5.
In their most recent game, the Maryland offense put up just 63 points vs. the UAB Blazers. Overall, they are now averaging 64 points per game which is 378th in the country. One area that the Maryland offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 137th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 40%.
Coming into today’s game, the Maryland defense is giving up an average of 61.0 points per contest. The Maryland defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 66 points and allowed UAB to connect on 1 threes.
Do the Wildcats Stand a Chance at Home?
Villanova is getting ready for their fourth game of the season, entering with a 2-1 record. So far this season, the Wildcats have been the betting favorite in all three of their games. As of today’s game, Villanova has a 1-2 record against the spread. Looking back over their last ten games, which includes the previous season, Villanova is sitting at 5-5 ATS.
Looking at their over/under performance through three games, Villanova has an over/under record of 2-1-0, with their games averaging 147 points per game on average. The Wildcats have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 78 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
In their recent matchup, the Villanova offense ended with 72 points against Penn. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 34.9% and made 9 threes. Justin Moore is leading the team in scoring at 18.7 points per contest. TJ Bamba has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.3 going into the game.
So far this season, the Villanova defense has been performing well, ranking 47th in the country at 65.3 points allowed per contest. Villanova’s three-point defense is currently 43rd in the country at 8.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.2% of their shots vs. Villanova.