UConn vs. Villanova Prediction
One of the biggest games on Saturday’s college basketball slate will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA where No. 12 Villanova hosts No. 17 UConn at 12:00 p.m. ET. The underdog has been a good bet in previous meetings between these two teams but will the Huskies come through today for bettors?
613 UConn Huskies (+5) at 614 Villanova Wildcats (-5); o/u 129.5
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 5, 2022
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
UConn Huskies Game Notes
Isaiah Whaley chipped in 20 points (8-13 FG, 4-8 3Pt), six rebounds and four blocks in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 59-55 loss to Creighton. Whaley revealed his beautiful three-point shot in Tuesday's loss and recorded a career-high for points and three-point makes. His defense wasn't lacking in any capacity, recording a four-game high four blocks. This career-nigh came off the back of his arguably least productive game of the season against DePaul on Saturday where he tallied two points and committed four turnovers. Rising from the ashes, the senior is a phoenix who will look to continue scorching opponents with newfound offensive production, beginning with Villanova on Saturday.
Villanova Wildcats Game Notes
Eric Dixon finished Saturday's 73-62 win over St. John's with 15 points (4-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds and one block over 17 minutes. Dixon tied his season-high of 15 points for the fifth time this season and recorded a perfect night from beyond the arc and at the stripe. The sophomore has averaged 11.4 points, seven rebounds and 1.4 assists over the last five games. Villanova will take on Marquette on Wednesday and seek to redeem themselves after a tough 57-54 loss in their last meeting on Jan. 19.
UConn vs. Villanova Game Prediction
The road team is 7-1-2 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between these two teams, while the underdog is 6-2-2 against the number in the last 10 meetings. The Huskies are also 12-5-1 against the spread in their last 18 road games, are 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 road games when facing an opponent with a winning home record and are 4-1 at the betting window in their last five games following an ATS loss.
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