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Connecticut Huskies vs Villanova Wildcats 01/18/2020 Picks, Previews and Predictions
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Connecticut Huskies vs Villanova Wildcats 01/18/2020 –The Villanova Wildcats have been undefeated at home in nine contests and they will put that on the line when they face the Connecticut Huskies. This game will be held on Saturday, January 18 at the Finneran Pavillion in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the game on television live at 12 pm Eastern Time while SofaScore will have the online live stream available at their page. It is seen by How To Bet On College Basketball that the Wildcats will stay unblemished at home while the Huskies will go out with the loss.
Connecticut Huskies vs Villanova Wildcats 01/18/2020
Connecticut Huskies are coming from a tough three-point overtime loss against the Wichita State Shocker, 86-89. In that game, Christian Vital led the team with 25 points, five rebounds and five steals. James Bouknight had 16 points and six rebounds while Alterique Gilbert had 14 points, six rebounds and two blocks. Two more Huskies had double-digit scoring with Josh Carlton doing 13 points, 12 rebounds and three assists while Sidney Wilson chipped in with 12 points and four rebounds. This is a good game for the Huskies overall and they just lost in the end-game. They should bring this type of energy against the Wildcats but they should make some smart moves in the clutch.
Players to watch: C. Vital G (16 GP 29.4 MIN 14.3 PTS 6.8 REB 2.6 AST 2.6 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 38.3 FG% 88.4 FT% 32.9 3P%), J. Carlton C (16 GP 23.9 MIN 9.9 PTS 6.9 REB 0.7 AST 0.4 STL 1.3 BLK 2.6 TO 48.9 FG% 51 FT% 0 3P%), A. Gilbert G (16 GP 29.3 MIN 9.6 PTS 2.9 REB 4.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 2.6 TO 32.6 FG% 70.9 FT% 31.7 3P%).
Like the Huskies, the Wildcats are coming off a tough overtime game but they won against the DePaul Blue Demons, 79-75. Collin Gillespie had 21 points and four triples to lead the team while Saddiq Bey had 18 points, four rebounds, four assists and four three-pointers as well. NBA Prospect James Robinson-Earl contributed a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds and James Samuels had 15 points, six rebounds and a block. This was a game that the Wildcats are tested on how they handle pressure in close games. It was close but they made the right decisions to capture the win.
Players to watch: S. Bey F (16 GP 32.4 MIN 15.4 PTS 5.2 REB 2.6 AST 0.6 STL 0.7 BLK 1.4 TO 51.1 FG% 81.8 FT% 45.2 3P%), C. Gillespie G (16 GP 32.4 MIN 15.1 PTS 2.7 REB 4.6 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 2.1 TO 41.8 FG% 83.6 FT% 37.6 3P%), J. Moore G (16 GP 29.1 MIN 10.9 PTS 2.8 REB 2 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 1.7 TO 40 FG% 76 FT% 32.9 3P%).
Connecticut Huskies vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Connecticut’s last 11 games.
Wildcats are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Connecticut Huskies vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Picks
The Wildcats are heavily-favored to win this game according to Betting On College Basketball. This should be a game that they are expected to dominate especially that the morale of the Huskies is down after a tough overtime loss.
Moneyline: The ML given to the underdog Huskies are at +420 while the Wildcats are handed -550.
ATS: It is almost a double-digit spread for both teams at 9.5 points. The Wildcats own the -9.5 while the Huskies are at +9.5.
TOTALS: 135 points is the predicted total for this match with the Wildcats going under while the Huskies go the opposite side of being the team over.
Score Prediction: 73-60, Wildcats win.