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Villanova Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins Picks, Predictions, Odds

Nov. 12, 2021
David Schwab
VI Betting Expert

Friday night’s college basketball betting action closes things with a bang as the Big East’s No. 4 Villanova Wildcats head to the West Coast in an early season showdown against the Pac-12’s No. 2 UCLA Bruins. Tip on ESPN2 is set for 11:30 p.m. (ET) from Pauley Pavilion.

Score Prediction

Villanova 72, UCLA 69

Best Bets

Villanova +4.5

Villanova Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins Predictions

Heavyweight matchups this early in the season are fun to watch. Each team’s expectation level is based heavily on past performances. Sometimes they are on point and sometimes they are not even close to a team’s actual results.

With Villanova, led by head coach Jay Wright, you know you are going to get a quality effort game after game. The Wildcats’ recent resume backs that up as two-time national champions over the past six seasons.

The bar for the UCLA Bruins is set about as high as it gets as the No. 2 team in the nation. This is based more on potential given the depth of talent on a team that went all the way to the Final Four last season

UCLA will have to face the Wildcats without Cody Riley, who is out of the lineup with a knee sprain. This will put some added pressure on the rest of the starters this Friday night. This also opens the door for a straight-up Villanova upset.

Villanova Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins Betting Odds

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Odds Provided by DraftKings - Odds Subject to Change

  • Villanova +155
  • UCLA -180
  • Villanova +4.5 (-115)
  • UCLA -4.5 (-105)

Villanova Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Big East vs. Pac-12
  • Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
  • Venue: Pauley Pavilion
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • TV-Time: ESPN2 - 11:30 p.m. ET

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