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West Virginia vs. Villanova Basketball Betting Analysis & Odds

Posted by: Charlie Smith
West Virginia vs. Villanova Basketball Betting Preview & Odds

The Sweet Sixteen betting action continues this Friday with an enticing West Virginia vs. Villanova matchup. The college basketball betting odds are predicting a lopsided finish, which is surprising considering the difference in their seeds. Let’s mulch over some pertinent information before going over some parlay and picks.

West Virginia vs. Villanova Basketball – East Region – Sweet 16

When: Friday, March 23rd || 6:27 pm ET

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: TBS

Stream: TBS Live

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
West Virginia +5 (-110) 152½ (-110) +185
Villanova -5 (-110) 152½ (-110) -225
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West Virginia Mountaineers

Bob Huggins, in his 11th season with the Mountaineers, led West Virginia to a 26-10 regular season performance. In addition, Huggins led West Virginia to an 11-7 Big 12 record. That conference record wasn’t good enough to beat Kansas for the No. 1 seed in the conference. Subsequently, West Virginia would go on to lose to Kansas in the Big 12 conference championship. So far in the NCAA Tournament, the Mountaineers have faced Murray State and Marshall. Versus Murray State, the Mountaineers delivered an 85-68 finish. Afterwards, they gave Marshall a 94-71 beating.

Players to Watch: Jevon Carter (17.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 6.6 apg), Daxter Miles Jr. (12.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.1 apg), and Sagaba Konate (10.8 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 0.7 apg).

Villanova Wildcats

In his 17 seasons with the Wildcats, Jay Wright has been able to find ample success. This season, he lead Nova to an eye-raising 32-4 record that included a 14-4 record in Big East play. In the Big East Tournament, the Wildcats made quick work of their competition. The conference championship ended up going into overtime but Villanova still came out on top 76-66. Keeping in line with that dominant performance, Nova has been delivering lopsided finishes in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Specifically, the Wildcats beat Radford 87-61 in the First Round and Alabama 81-58 in the second. Unsurprisingly, the college basketball betting odds are leaning Nova all the way.

Players to Watch: Jalen Brunson (19.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 4.7 apg), Mikal Bridges (18.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.0 apg), and Donte DiVincenzo (13.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.6 apg).

West Virginia vs. Villanova Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • West Virginia is 7-3 SU in their last 10 Games
  • West Virginia is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 Games
  • Mountaineers are 7-3 vs. the TOTALS in their last 10 Games
  • Villanova is 9-1 SU in their last 10 Games
  • Villanova is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Games
  • Wildcats are 7-3 vs. the TOTALS in their last 10 Games
West Virginia vs. Villanova Basketball Picks

So, which way should sportsbook players bet in this West Virginia vs. Villanova basketball matchup? Statistically these two match up pretty well against one another. However, Nova is averaging 7-points more than their opponent. That, coupled with the ample experience they wield over their challenger, makes them a clear-cut favorite this Friday. The money line is a decent option but taking the Mountaineers on the spread or the over on the totals might be better ones. Sign up now to make this March Madness prediction today!

Score Prediction: 84-82 Villanova. The Wildcats exert their dominance over West Virginia to advance to the Elite Eight. West Virginia covers the spread and the TOTAL will be OVER.

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