Villanova vs Pennsylvania NCAAB Lines & Expert Analysis

Villanova vs Pennsylvania NCAAB Lines & Expert Analysis

Written by on December 11, 2018

The #16 Villanova Wildcats hope to add to their winning streak when they head to Pennsylvania to battle the Penn Quakers on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Villanova and Penn both have the same record, 8-2. Will Villanova take it to Penn, or will Penn use their home court advantage to put a scare into the defending champs?

Villanova vs Pennsylvania NCAAB Lines & Expert Analysis

Why #16 Villanova Wildcats are a good bet at -7?

After a couple of stinging losses, 46-73 to Michigan and a close to unbelievable 68-76 overtime loss to Furman, the Nova Wildcats have run off 6 straight. 4 of the 5 wins were quality victories over Oklahoma State, Florida State, Temple and St. Joes.

Villanova’s finally on track. Although they battle the Quakers on the road, Jay Wright’s squad shouldn’t allow a team like Pennsylvania to stop the winning streak. Nova’s 5-1 ATS in those last 6 matchups. They can win and cover on Tuesday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 75
  • Field Goal %: 44.1
  • 3-Point %: 34.2
  • Free Throw %: 73.1
  • Rebounds/G: 38.5
Defense:
  • Points/G: 64.8
  • Field Goal %: 42.8
  • 3-Point %: 31.3
  • Free Throw %: 71.1
  • Rebounds/G: 25.9

Why Pennsylvania Quakers are a good bet at +7?

Is Pennsylvania a safe bet on Tuesday night?

Pennsylvania’s one of those sneaky good college basketball teams that can hang with major programs like Villanova. So far, Penn’s only lost to Kansas State and Oklahoma State. One of the reasons Penn is such a tough out is because they’re an amazing shooting team.

The Quakers hit close to 40% from the three-point line. Add in their close to 50% from the field, and we get a picture of how hard Pennsylvania makes it on their competition.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 79.9
  • Field Goal %: 49.7
  • 3-Point %: 39.8
  • Free Throw %: 63.6
  • Rebounds/G: 35.2
Defense:
  • Points/G: 66.8
  • Field Goal %: 42.5
  • 3-Point %: 31.4
  • Free Throw %: 69
  • Rebounds/G: 30.9

NCAAB Betting Trends for Villanova vs Pennsylvania 

  • Villanova is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Villanova is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 8 of Villanova’s last 9 games
  • Pennsylvania is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games when playing Villanova
  • Pennsylvania is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Pennsylvania’s last 5 games when playing at home against Villanova

Villanova vs Pennsylvania Final NCAAB Analysis:

The spreads somewhat low for a battle between a major Big East team like the Villanova Wildcats and an Ivy League school like Pennsylvania. But, Nova showed in the loss to Furman that unknown teams can give them a battle.

Then again, Furman beat Villanova back on Nov. 17. The Wildcats suffered the after affects of Michigan’s domination in the loss. They’re on a roll heading to Pennsylvania with neutral site wins over Canisius, Oklahoma State, and Florida State, and a road victory over Lasalle.

The real Villanova should show up tonight. They’ll win and cover.

NCAAB Basketball Pick: Villanova -7
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