Lafayette vs. Villanova Odds

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PITTSBURGH, PA (TheSpread) – The first No. 1 seed to take the floor in this year’s NCAA Tournament is Villanova, as it faces No. 16 Lafayette today at 6:50PM ET on TBS.

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Villanova is 32-2 on the season, 8-0 on a neutral floor and 24-9 against the spread. Lafayette is 20-12 on the season, 2-2 against the spread and it is playing its first game on a neutral floor. Villanova is making its 34th appearance in the NCAA Tournament as the champion out of the Big East. Lafayette is making its fourth appearance in March Madness and it is the champion out of the Patriot League.

According to the latest sportsbooks, Villanova is the overwhelming favorite in this game, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -23 points against Lafayette. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 145 points. This game will be played from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Lafayette has won four straight games coming into the tournament and it is 2-1 against the spread in its last three games while hitting the over in two of its last three as well. Lafayette did cover in its lone game as an underdog this season. Villanova has won 15 straight games coming into today’s contest and the Wildcats are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 while hitting the under in three straight.

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