Nova Focused on Proving Themselves to Sportsbook Fans
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Apart from a breathtaking Super Bowl, last week saw some pretty interesting online NCAAB betting action. In addition to Gonzaga remaining undefeated and retaining their No. 1 ranking in the AP Polls, sportsbook fans also witnessed 4 Top 10 lose at least one game. Included in those 4 is Villanova who, despite blowing a 17-point lead to unranked Marquette, was able to claw their way to the second-best ranking in the country.
The Wildcats entered this week ranked No. 2 in the nation as well as on a 3-game win streak. Nevertheless, Villanova will take to the court Tuesday night to face off against Georgetown in an effort to further validate their team’s ranking.
Considering how recent the Wildcats conceded a loss to an unranked team, Villanova will approach this contest with the utmost concentration. Let’s check on the sportsbook odds to see what kind of turnout they are predicting for Tuesday’s match.
ONLINE NCAAB BETTING ODDS – REGULAR SEASON – Tuesday, February 7th
Villanova Wildcats -14 (-110) – -1350
Georgetown Hoyas +14 (-110) – +885
Evidently, the bookies think your bet on college basketball games should go towards the No. 2 team in the country. Villanova comes into this contest with a 22-2 record that ranks them 1st in the Big East. The Wildcats have won the Big Eat for the last three years consecutively and they currently have a 1.5 game lead over Xavier. Villanova will be looking to build on their lead in the coming weeks in order to secure another automatic bid to this year’s March Madness betting tournament.
The Hoyas have been unapologetically disappointing this season. Coming off a year that saw Georgetown miss out on the NCAA Tournament, many sportsbook fans were expecting an earnest turnaround from Georgetown. However, that has been far from the case as the Hoyas will be coming into this contest with a 13-11 record including a 4-7 record in Big East play. Georgetown’s less-than-stellar performance ranks the team 9th in the Big East – which is worse than how the team finished last season (8th).
The Hoyas will turn to leading-scorer Rodney Pryor to lead them in Tuesday’s matchup. Pryor is currently averaging 18.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. Second in points for Georgetown is LJ Peak who is netting 16.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and even 1.1 steal per game. Although they don’t have a 3rd double-digit points earner, Jessie Govan is averaging the 3rd most points on the team. Govan drains 9.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game.
The Wildcats are lead in points by Josh Hart who is averaging 18.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.5 steal per game. Jalen Brunson is second in points for the Wildcats with his averages of 14.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.0 steals per game. The Wildcats third-leading points scorer is Kris Jenkins who nets 13.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.1 steals. Furthermore, Villanova has a 4th double-digit points earner, Mikal Bridges who averages 10.5 points per game, which is one of the many reasons that the Wildcats are coming into this game as online NCAAB betting favorites.