Villanova Wildcats vs. UConn Huskies: 2/20/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 22, 2021

The No. 10 Villanova Wildcats (13-3) are 6.5-point favorites as they attempt to extend a six-game home win streak when they square off against the UConn Huskies (10-5) on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Finneran Pavilion. The matchup airs at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. The matchup has an over/under set at 137.5 points.

Betting Information

Villanova vs UConn Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Villanova -6.5 -110 -110 137.5 -113 -109 -293 233

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Computer picks for Villanova vs UConn
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Villanova (-6.5) Over (137.5) Villanova 75 UConn 67

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Total Facts

  • The Wildcats and their opponents have put up at least 137.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 13 of 16 games (81.2%) this season.
  • UConn has played in seven games this season (out of 15 total matchups — 46.7% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 137.5 points.
  • The Wildcats and the Huskies combine to average 12.4 more points per game than the total of 137.5 set for this game.
  • The Wildcats and the Huskies have seen their opponents average a combined 3.6 fewer points per game than the point total of 137.5 set for this game.
  • The average point total for Wildcats games this year is 9.8 more points than the total of 137.5 in this matchup.
  • The average total in Huskies games this season is 1.2 less points than the point total of 137.5 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 78.6 points per game the Wildcats score are 13.5 more points than the Huskies give up (65.1).
  • Villanova is 9-0 against the spread and 13-2 overall when scoring more than 65.1 points.
  • In games when UConn gives up more than 78.6 points, it is 0-1 against the spread and 0-1 overall.
  • The Huskies score just 2.5 more points per game (71.3) than the Wildcats give up (68.8).
  • When it scores more than 68.8 points, UConn is 6-0 against the spread and 6-3 overall.
  • Villanova has a 4-2 record overall and an ATS record of 2-4 in games when its opponents score more than 71.3 points.
  • The Wildcats have put up a total of 157 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 9.8 per game), and the Huskies have out-scored opponents by 93 points on the season (6.2 more per game).

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Villanova Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Villanova has been strong this season, posting a 9-7 record.
  • The Wildcats have struggled to cover, going just 5-6 ATS when favored by at least 6.5 points.
  • The Wildcats and their opponents have gone over the total in 10 of 16 games (62.5%) this season.

UConn Betting Information

  • UConn has a winning record against the spread, going 10-4 ATS (covering 71.4% of the time).
  • When they are at least 6.5-point underdogs, the Huskies have fared well, going 3-2 against the spread.
  • UConn has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 57.1% of matchups this year (8 out of 14 opportunities).

Head to Head

Villanova vs UConn (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/18/2020 Villanova -9 134.5 -506 +366 Regular Season 61-55 VILL
12/22/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 81-58 VILL

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Villanova Leaders

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Wildcats is Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, who accumulates 15.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
  • Villanova’s best passer is Collin Gillespie, who averages 5.1 assists per game to go with his 14.1 PPG scoring average.
  • The Wildcats get the most three-point shooting production out of Gillespie, who makes 2.2 threes per game.
  • Gillespie is Villanova’s leader in steals, averaging 1.1 steals per game, while Robinson-Earl leads them in blocks with 0.6 per contest.

UConn Leaders

  • The Huskies’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Tyrese Martin with 12.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
  • UConn’s assist leader is R.J. Cole with 4.3 per game. He also records 12.2 points per game and grabs 3.1 rebounds per game.
  • Tyler Polley’s 1.8 made threes per game lead the Huskies.
  • Martin (1.4 steals per game) and Isaiah Whaley (2.9 blocks per game) lead the Huskies in steals and blocks, respectively.
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