Villanova Wildcats vs Connecticut Huskies College Basketball Betting Odds and Free Sports Picks


Villanova Wildcats
Villanova Wildcats
17-1 (5-1 V)
12:00 pm ET, Saturday, January 20, 2018
XL Center, Hartford
Connecticut Huskies
Connecticut Huskies
10-8 (8-1 H)
CBS
 
Villanova Wildcats vs Connecticut Huskies College Basketball Betting Odds and Free Sports Picks

Three days after routing current Big East team Georgetown by 32 points on the road, the top-ranked Villanova Wildcats will travel to face a former conference rival in Connecticut.

The Wildcats (17-1, 5-1 Big East) will face the Huskies (10-8, 3-3 American Athletic Conference) Saturday afternoon at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.

Jalen Brunson led Villanova with 18 points while Mikal Bridges added 17 and Omari Spellman 14 in the win over Georgetown, a game in which the Wildcats led by as many as 42 points.

Though Connecticut isn't as solid as it has been in recent years, Wright is viewing this matchup as an old Big East battle.

The Wildcats knocked down 17 of 33 shots from beyond the arc against Georgetown. The combination of hot shooting and stingy defense was too much for the Hoyas to overcome.

Connecticut won the last matchup between these two programs, a 77-65 victory in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament on its way to a national championship. Saturday's game will be the Wildcats' final non-conference matchup of the season.

Following a three-game winning streak, the Huskies were thumped 73-49 Tuesday night at Memphis.

Josh Carlton paced Connecticut with 15 points, Christian Vital scored 14 and Jalen Adams had 11. Terry Larrier entered the game averaging 15.3 points but was out with headaches. Larrier, its second-leading scorer, was elbowed last Wednesday against UCF but returned to play Saturday at Tulane.

The Huskies recorded a season-low 49 points, shot 37 percent and committed 17 turnovers against Memphis.

After losing badly, the Huskies won't have much time to regroup with the No. 1 team in the country on the way.

 

Villanova Wildcats vs Connecticut Huskies VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Villanova Wildcats vs Connecticut Huskies Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Villanova Wildcats -16½ (-105 - 145 (-110)o
Connecticut Huskies +16½ (-115) - 145 (-110)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Villanova 82, UConn 70

 


 

Villanova Wildcats vs Connecticut Huskies VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Villanova Wildcats

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 17-1 10-0 7-1 11-6-1 6-4 5-2-1 88.28 68.83 19.45
Last 10 9-1 4-0 5-1 6-4 2-2 4-2 89.80 74.60 15.20
vs Conf 5-1 2-0 3-1 3-3 1-1 2-2 91.83 78.00 13.83

Connecticut Huskies

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 10-8 8-2 2-6 6-9 2-5 4-4 68.78 71.50 -2.72
Last 10 4-6 3-1 1-5 5-5 2-2 3-3 65.50 70.30 -4.80
vs Conf 3-3 2-1 1-2 4-2 2-1 2-1 66.33 68.33 -2.00

Betting Odds Trends

Villanova Wildcats

Villanova is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Villanova is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Villanova's last 10 games
Villanova is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Villanova is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Villanova's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Villanova's last 17 games on the road
Villanova is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Connecticut
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Villanova's last 13 games when playing Connecticut
Villanova is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
Villanova is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Villanova's last 7 games when playing on the road against Connecticut

Connecticut Huskies

Connecticut is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 6 games
Connecticut is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Connecticut is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Connecticut is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Villanova
Connecticut is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Villanova
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Connecticut's last 13 games when playing Villanova
Connecticut is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Villanova
Connecticut is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Villanova
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Connecticut's last 7 games when playing at home against Villanova

Injuries

Villanova Wildcats

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Tim Delaney F Ques Sat - Illness - 1/17/18 Delaney was absent from the lineup during the previous game with an illness and it is uncertain if he will play against UConn on Saturday.
Jermaine Samuels F Late Feb - Hand - 1/1/18 Samuels suffered a left hand fracture and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.

Connecticut Huskies

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Terry Larrier G Ques Sat - Concussion - 1/17/18 Larrier missed the last game with a concussion and his status is unknown against Villanova on Saturday.
Eric Cobb F Out indefinitely - Suspension - 1/8/18 Cobb has been suspended for an undetermined length of time due to conduct detrimental to the team.
Alterique Gilbert G out for season - Shoulder - 12/29/17 Gilbert has a left shoulder injury and will likely miss the rest of the season.
Sidney Wilson G Out indefinitely - Eligibility - 11/7/17 Wilson is dealing with eligibility issues and will be out for an undetermined amount of time.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
3/22/14 VILL 65 UCONN 77 -4/132.5 UCONN/O
2/16/13 UCONN 61 VILL 70 -4.5/133 VILL/U
2/20/12 VILL 70 UCONN 73 (OT) 3/138 P/O
1/17/11 UCONN 61 VILL 59 -2.5/146.5 VILL/U
2/15/10 VILL 75 UCONN 84 -9.5/154.5 UCONN/O
1/21/09 UCONN 89 VILL 83 -9.5/138 VILL/O
2/23/08 VILL 67 UCONN 65 -1/141.5 VILL/U
2/28/07 UCONN 74 VILL 78 1/129.5 VILL/O
2/26/06 UCONN 89 VILL 75 -8/145.5 UCONN/O
2/13/06 VILL 69 UCONN 64 3/148.5 VILL/U

Villanova: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS VILL FG Opp FG Reb
1/17/18 @GTWN 88-56 (W) -12.5/158.5 WU 33/55 22/56 27-24
1/13/18 @SJU 78-71 (W) -11.5/153.5 LU 23/53 28/64 37-27
1/10/18 XAV 89-65 (W) -9.5/165.5 WU 32/58 24/58 27-29
1/6/18 MARQ 100-90 (W) -16/161.5 LO 32/57 33/74 27-32
12/30/17 @BUT 93-101 (L) -5.5/147.5 LO 38/71 36/60 26-34
12/27/17 @DEP 103-85 (W) -15/145 WO 38/70 29/71 30-47
12/22/17 HOF (N) 95-71 (W) -20.5/151.5 WO 34/71 28/58 31-32
12/13/17 @TEM 87-67 (W) -9/148.5 WO 33/55 26/55 28-23
12/10/17 LAS 77-68 (W) -19.5/142.5 LO 22/51 28/64 35-30
12/5/17 @GONZ (N) 88-72 (W) -5/148.5 WO 30/58 25/52 27-23

Connecticut: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS UCONN FG Opp FG Reb
1/16/18 @MEM 49-73 (L) 3.5/135.5 LU 17/46 28/56 22-34
1/13/18 @TULN 67-57 (W) 2.5/144.5 WU 26/54 22/51 29-26
1/10/18 UCF 62-53 (W) 0/124.5 WU 19/44 19/52 28-23
1/6/18 ECU 70-65 (W) -16.5/133.5 LO 25/60 25/55 33-32
1/3/18 @TLSA 88-90 (L) (OT) 2.5/139.5 WO 34/79 24/64 43-46
12/30/17 WICH 62-72 (L) 10.5/145 WU 24/62 28/67 26-39
12/23/17 @AUB 64-89 (L) 10.5/149 LO 23/67 29/72 40-42
12/21/17 @ARIZ 58-73 (L) 16/144 WU 22/54 25/50 30-29
12/9/17 COPP 72-59 (W) -27.5/133 LU 23/62 18/48 48-24
12/5/17 SYR (N) 63-72 (L) 6/129.5 LO 20/47 22/51 21-33

 

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