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Villanova Solid Pick To Cover at UConn

The good news for Villanova is that the Wildcats have won three games in a row. However, the bad news is that the Wildcats hit the road to face the defending national champion UConn Huskies, who are coming off a 19-point loss. The Huskies are double-digit favorites against Villanova for the second time in the last 25 meetings according to the NCAAB expert picks.

UConn has won the last three meetings against Villanova after a one-point road win against the Wildcats last month with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by the Wildcats giving Villanova the back-door cover.

Villanova Solid Pick To Cover at UConn
Villanova Solid Pick To Cover at UConn


It was the third time in the last five meetings to be decided by three points or less. The Huskies are listed by the college basketball spread as a 12-point favorite after failing to cover as a 12½-point favorite the last time Villanova came to Connecticut.

UConn is fourth in the NCAA NET rankings. Villanova is 34th in the NCAA NET rankings and just 3-6 in Quad 1 games. The Huskies received all 94 first-place votes to remain at No. 1 in the Associated Press and the USA Today coaches poll.

When it comes to the odds of winning March Madness, UConn (+500) is first in the odds of winning the national title. Villanova is well back at +15000 in the championship odds.

Keep on reading for more on the matchup between Villanova and UConn.


Villanova vs UConn Game Information

  1. Game: Villanova 15-11 (8-7 Big East) vs UConn (24-3, 14-2 Big East)
  2. Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m. ET
  3. Location: Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, CT
  4. Villanova vs UConn Live Stream: TBS.com


UConn is undefeated at home and will be favored at home for the 15th time in the 15 home games. The Huskies are 7-7 against the spread as the home favorite. Villanova is 1-4 outright as a road underdog with the Wildcats covering in two of those contests.


UConn has won its last 15 games as a double-digit favorite but is 8-7 against the spread in those games.

UConn is priced at -800 to win the game outright with the Wildcats at +550 on the Moneyline.


Villanova vs UConn Odds and Spreads


  1. The total has gone under in seven of the last 10 games between the Wildcats and the Huskies.
  2. UConn is 24-2 as a favorite this season.
  3. Villanova has dropped five of its seven games as the underdog.
  4. The Wildcats ate 3-5-1 against the Las Vegas odds on the road.
  5. UConn has covered in four of its last six games.
  6. Six of Villanova’s nine road games landed under the total.
  7. Villanova is 4-0-1 against the spread in its last five games.
  8. UConn is 0-6-1 ATS in the last seven home games versus Villanova.


Villanova vs UConn ATS Pick: Villanova +12 (-110)

Expect UConn to bounce back from the debacle in the loss to Creighton. Don’t expect another one-point game as was the case when Villanova played host to the Huskies earlier this season.

UConn shot just 29.6% from 3-point range in that matchup. It could be a much different story playing at home in front of a fired-up home crowd. Still, a 12-point line does seem to be a little bit on the high side.


Villanova vs UConn Over/Under Pick: Over 133½ (-110)

The teams were a combined 15-for-40 from 3-point range when they met in January. Look for more shots from the perimeter to fall in the rematch.

UConn has topped 70 points in each of its last four home games and with an extra chip on their collective shoulders after what happened in the Huskies’ last game, UConn will be ready to get going from the opening tip. Keep that in mind when looking at the best college basketball bets today.


Villanova vs UConn Player Prop Pick: Cam Spencer to score 15+ Points (-114)

After connecting on at least two 3-pointers in each of his last five games, Cam Spencer missed both of his 3-pointers in the loss to Creighton. Expect the Huskies to get Spencer going early in this matchup with the -114 odds for Spencer to have at least 15 points.

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Villanova vs UConn Prediction

UConn 74, Villanova 66



Questions of the Day

How has Villanova fared against the spread on the road against UConn?

UConn is 4-2 in its last six home games against the Wildcats but hasn’t covered at home against Villanova since 2006.

Which team has the best record against the spread this season heading into the Villanova-UConn matchup?

UConn is 16-11 against the spread and that is tied for the third-best mark in the Big East. Villanova is 15-11 against the college basketball spread.

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