Villanova a solid underdog play?
No. 12 will meet No. 8 today on the hardwood when Villanova and Virginia clash at 12:00PM ET. Will the Wildcats thrive in an underdog role?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu, the Cavaliers are 4.5-point home favorites over the Wildcats for today's game, while the total currently sits at 130 points.
The Wildcats enter play today with an 8-1 record and are 5-2-1 against the spread, while the Cavaliers are 8-1 overall and 4-3-1 against the number. Virginia is 3-0 straight up at home this season, while Villanova is 1-0 on the road.
The Wildcats are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven road games dating back to last year and are 23-9-1 against the number in their last 33 non-conference games. On the other side, the Cavaliers are just 2-7 ATS in their last nine games versus the Big East and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following a straight up win.