No. 3 Villanova shouldn’t have any issues disposing of DePaul tonight when the two Big East rivals clash at 7:00PM ET.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv currently sits the Wildcats as a whopping 22-point favorite over the Blue Demons. Villanova opened as a 23.5-point favorite but the number was bet down, while the total has also dropped from 140 down to 139.
DePaul has been horrible of late, failing to cover the spread in five of its last six games overall and in 12 of its last 15 games following a loss of more than 20 points. The Blue Demons are also 6-16 at the betting window in their last 22 games following a loss of any margin.
On the other side, the Wildcats have covered the number in six of their last seven games versus DePaul and are also an impressive 40-19 against the spread in their last 59 home games. Even though this is a large spread to cover tonight, Villanova should be closer to a 27-point favorite than 22-point fave according to our Power Rating Line on the matchup. So lay the points.
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