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Villanova Wildcats vs UConn Huskies Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Villanova Wildcats (21-6, 14-3 Big East) travel to meet the Connecticut Huskies (19-7, 10-5) at the XL
Center in Hartford, Conn. on Tuesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed
on FOX Sports 1.

Score Prediction

Villanova 72, UConn 68

Best Bets

  • Villanova +115 ML
  • Villanova +2.5 (-110)
  • Over 135.5 (-110)

Villanova Wildcats vs. Connecticut Huskies Predictions

The Wildcats, currently in the second position in the Big East standings behind first-place Providence, is
coming off a mediocre performance against Georgetown last time out. The Wildcats won 74-66, but
didn’t come close to covering the 19-point number against the cellar-dwelling Hoyas, who are winless in
league play so far.

Villanova has won five games since a setback at Marquette on Feb. 2, but it is just 1-4 ATS across the
past four outings, and 3-7 ATS over the previous 10 games overall.


UConn is looking for revenge after falling to Villanova 85-74 at Finneran Pavilion outside of Philadelphia
back on Feb. 5 as the OVER hit. The Wildcats did a good job in that outing, hitting 50% (26-of-52) from
the field, while hitting 88% (14-of-16) from the free-throw line, but 15 turnovers doomed them, and
‘Nova was outrebounded by a 24-to-19 clip.

Villanova Wildcats vs. Connecticut Huskies Betting Odds

  • Villanova +115
  • UConn -135
  • Villanova +2.5 (-110)
  • UConn -1.5 (-110)
  • Over 135.5 (-110)
  • Under 136 (-110)

Villanova Wildcats Betting Analysis

  • SU 21-6
  • ATS 14-13
  • OU 13-14

The Wildcats have rattled off five straight victories since a setback against Marquette on Feb. 2. The first
win in that win streak was an 85-74 win over UConn on Feb. 5, covering a four-point number. Since then,
it’s a 1-3 ATS mark across the past four outings.

Villanova has posted a 2-5 ATS mark across the past seven games overall, while going just 1-5 ATS in the
past six games after a straight-up win.

For totals, Villanova has cashed the OVER in six of the past eight games on the road, while going 4-0 in
the past four following a non-cover. The OVER is also 6-2 in the past eight on the road against teams
with a winning home mark. However, the UNDER is 4-1 in the past five against winning sides.

Connecticut Huskies Betting Analysis

  • SU 19-7
  • ATS 12-14
  • OU 16-10

The Huskies also haven’t had a lot of success against the number lately, going 1-3 ATS across the past
four games overall, while covering just two of the past eight games overall. UConn covered last time out
on Saturday against Xavier in an 11-point win. The last time UConn has consecutive covers was a 3-0 ATS
run from Jan. 18-25.

UConn is also just 2-6 ATS in the past eight games against teams with a winning overall record, while
going 1-5 ATS in the past five after a straight-up win. The Huskies are 3-9 ATS in the past 12 games
following a cover, too.

For totals, the Huskies have cashed the OVER in 25 of the past 36 games, and the OVER is 5-1 in the past
six following a cover. However, the UNDER has cashed in four of the past five against teams with a
winning overall record.

Inside the Stats – Villanova Wildcats

Record: 21-6
PS/G: 73.7 (113th)
PA/G: 63.1 (32nd)
ORtg: 113.3 (16th)
DRtg: 97.0 (115th)

Inside the Stats – UConn Huskies

Record: 19-7
PS/G: 76.5 (54th)
PA/G: 65.1 (61st)
ORtg: 108.4 (51st)
DRtg: 92.2 (31st)

Key Players to Watch

NOVA: Collin Gillespie – G (16.6 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 2.9 APG, 1.1 SPG, 42.7 3P%)
NOVA: Justin Moore – G (15.5 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.2 SPG)
UCONN: R.J. Cole – G (16.2 PPG, 4.3 APG, 3.6 RPG, 1.4 SPG)
UCONN: Adama Sanogo – F (15.1 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 2.0 BPG, 52.0 FG%)

Villanova Wildcats vs. UConn Huskies Conclusion

The Wildcats are on the road, so it’s going to be difficult, but Villanova already proved this month that it
can take care of UConn with relative ease. The Huskies were on the short end of an 85-74 loss in
suburban Philadelphia on Feb. 5 as the OVER connected.
Things figure to be a little closer this time around, as the venue changes to Connecticut’s home court.
But still, Gillespie and the Wildcats won’t be denied, although they’ll be forced to work quite a bit
harder. The result will be the same, as ‘Nova is a nice play on the money line. The OVER will connect
again, too.

Villanova Wildcats vs. UConn Huskies Betting Trends

Villanova is 2-5 ATS in the past seven games overall.
Villanova is 1-5 ATS in the past six games following a SU win.
UConn is 2-6 ATS in the past eight games overall.
UConn is 2-6 ATS in the past eight vs. winning teams.
UConn is 1-4 ATS in the past five following a SU win.
UConn is 3-9 ATS in the past 12 following an ATS win.
The OVER is 6-2 in the past eight road games for Villanova.
The OVER is 4-0 in the past four for Villanova following an ATS loss.
The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five vs. winning teams for Villanova.
The OVER is 25-11 in the past 36 home games for UConn.
The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five vs. winning teams for UConn.
The favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in the past five meetings.
The road team is 7-2-2 ATS in the past 11 meetings.

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