Michigan vs. Villanova Basketball College Basketball Predictions
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
There’s a great college basketball betting matchup to wager on this Wednesday night as the Michigan vs. Villanova basketball contest is upon us. The Wolverines come in ranked 18th in the nation and will be looking to upset No. 8 Villanova. Given how highly ranked they are, combined with the fact that they’ll be playing at home, how big of a betting favorite will the NCAA sportsbook odds peg Nova as? Let’s take a look at the lines to find out.
Michigan vs. Villanova Basketball – Wednesday, November 14th
When: 6:30 pm ET
Where: Finneran Pavilion, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
College Basketball Betting Odds:
The Wolverines charge into this Wednesday night contest sporting a 2-0 record that puts them in the running for the lead in the Big Ten. All in all Michigan has yet to face a conference opponent this season. Nevertheless, they can certainly up their notoriety with a road win against a top dog this Wednesday night. Unfortunately, Michigan hasn’t had much luck against Nova as of late, seeing as how they’re 0-2 in their last 2 against the Wildcats. On top of that, Villanova represents the first nationally ranked opponent that Michigan has faced this season. Although they haven’t had a problem taking care of weaker opponents, this evening’s matchup is their first real test of the season.
Players to Watch: Ignas Brazdeikis (15.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.0 apg), Charles Matthews (15.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 0.0 apg), and Jon Teske (9.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 0.5 apg).
The Wildcats pounce into tonight’s contest sporting a 2-0 record. Like Michigan, Villanova has yet to face a conference opponent this season. However, they certainly can’t afford a loss to Michigan this evening if they want to remain No. 8 in the country. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear that Michigan might have a hard time keeping up with Nova’s fast-paced offense. Right now the Wildcats are scoring 93.0 per game, which blows the 59.5 that Michigan is averaging out of the water. Defensively the Wolverines have an edge since they’re only giving up 40.5 per game while Villanova gives up 65.0. However, the Wolverines haven’t had to face an offense as elite as Villanova’s. If they fail to contain them, how will they manage to keep up on the road?
Players to Watch: Phil Booth (20.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 4.5 apg), Eric Paschall (18.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.0 apg), and Saddiq Bey (12.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.0 apg).
Michigan vs. Villanova Basketball Betting Predictions
Michigan vs. Villanova Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Michigan vs. Villanova Basketball matchup? All things considered, Villanova is the clear college basketball betting favorite this evening. The money line is an alright option but you’d be better taking Nova to cover the spread. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 88-72 Villanova.