Penn vs. Villanova Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Villanova is favored at home, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -21 points against Penn. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 142 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Jake Nevin Field House in Villanova, Pennsylvania and will air live on FS2.
Penn is coming off a 101-96 OT win over Monmouth to improve to 5-3 on the season. The Quakers are just 2-4 against the spread in six lined games. Penn is putting up 77.4 points per game while allowing 74.3 per contest. Ryan Betley is leading the team with 16.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game while AJ Brodeur is adding 11.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.
Villanova is coming off a 64-50 win over Northern Iowa last weekend to improve to 6-0 on the season. The Wildcats are 4-2 against the spread this season. Nova is putting up 84.5 points per game this season while allowing 63 points per contest. Jalen Brunson is leading Villanova with 18.7 points and 4.3 assists per game while Mikal Bridges is adding 18.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest.
Villanova has dominated this series, winning covering in six of their last 10 meetings with Penn, while winning all 10 games. Penn is 2-5-1 against the spread in its last 8 road games and just 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games overall. Villanova is 42-20-1 against the spread in their last 63 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last five after a win. The public betting is heavily with Villanova and I think the Wildcats will be able to cruise to the big win.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: VILLANOVA -21