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Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens vs Villanova Wildcats 03/18/2022 March Madness Forecast, Analysis and Odds

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Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens vs Villanova Wildcats 03-18-2022 March Madness Forecast Analysis and Odds

Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens vs Villanova Wildcats 03/18/2022 – The NCAA East Region battle will continue as the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens take on the Villanova Wildcats in their first-round game. Both teams will square off from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Fighting Blue Hens finished fourth in the Colonial Athletic Conference and are up against a strong opponent. The Wildcats completed second in their conference and was the only team to win the most number of games in the Big East. The March Madness 2022 tournament betting lines have been updated only with the odds and picks.

Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens vs Villanova Wildcats 03/18/2022

When:Friday, March 18, 2:45 PM ET
Where:PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV:CBS
Stream:Sofascore
Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens vs Villanova Wildcats 03/18/2022
TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens+16 (-110)133.5 o (-110)+1000
Villanova Wildcats-16 (-110)133.5 u (-110)-1500
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Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens

The Blue Hens won against the UNC Wilmington Seahawks in their CAA tournament game with a 59-55 final score. The lead scorer for the Blue Hens is Jameer Nelson Jr with 13.7 points on average. From the rebounding department, Dylan Painter is the leader with 6.6 boards. When it comes to passing the ball, the Blue Hens have Kevin Anderson as their leader with 3.6. The Blue Hens have four of their players averaging in double figures and are closing in at 73.8 points per game with their offense.

Players to watch: Jameer Nelson Jr. G (GP 34, MIN 32.6, PTS 13.7, REB 5, AST 2.2, STL 1.6, BLK 0.3, TO 2.5, FG% 45.4, FT% 78, 3P% 36.9), Dylan Painter F (GP 29, MIN 27.3, PTS 11.9, REB 6.6, AST 1.8, STL 0.4, BLK 1, TO 2.1, FG% 55.1, FT% 77.3, 3P% 38.1), Ryan Allen G (GP 32, MIN 29.8, PTS 11.8, REB 2.1, AST 1.9, STL 0.8, BLK 0.3, TO 1.8, FG% 40, FT% 69, 3P% 34.1).

Villanova Wildcats

Moving onto the Wildcats, they won 16 of their 20 conference games and are 26-7 with their overall play. The Wildcats are riding a five-game winning streak and they won the Big East tournament game against the Creighton Bluejays with a 54-48 final score. Collin Gillespie continues to lead with 15.9 points per game. From the rebounding department, Eric Dixon is the leader with 6.3 boards. Villanova is averaging at 72.6 points per game with four players averaging in double figures.

Players to watch: Collin Gillespie G (GP 33, MIN 33.8, PTS 15.9, REB 3.8, AST 3.3, STL 1.1, BLK 0, TO 1.7, FG% 44.3, FT% 89.4, 3P% 42.2), Justin Moore G (GP 32, MIN 34.6, PTS 15, REB 5.1, AST 2.2, STL 1, BLK 0.4, TO 1.3, FG% 39.9, FT% 73.2, 3P% 34.7), Jermaine Samuels F (GP 33, MIN 29, PTS 10.4, REB 6.2, AST 1.5, STL 0.8, BLK 0.7, TO 1.4, FG% 44.9, FT% 76, 3P% 25).

Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Predictions

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Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Delaware’s last 10 games.
Fightin’ Blue Hens are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
Delaware are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against Villanova.
Delaware are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games against Villanova.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Delaware’s last 5 games this season.

Villanova Wildcats

Villanova are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Villanova’s last 6 games against Delaware.
Villanova are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games this season.
Villanova are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Colonial Athletic conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Villanova’s last 12 games played in March.

Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Picks

Summary: The Wildcats took out tough opponents in the Big East and held an incredible record. Villanova holds to key to success against the Blue Hens. The Wildcats are giving up only 63.6 points per game and the NCAA first-round picks are in their favor to win.

Moneyline: +1000 is the ML for the Blue Hens and -1500 is the ML for the Wildcats.

ATS: A spread of +16.5 (-110) is out for the Blue Hens and a spread of -16.5 (-110) is out for the Wildcats.

Totals: Look for the total to go over 133.5 (-110) for the Blue Hens and the same to go under for the Wildcats.

Score Prediction: 71-67, Wildcats win.