Virginia vs Villanova Betting Odds and Pick – January 29, 2017


The Virginia Cavaliers have been a consistent bet throughout the entire season, but they have been spectacular on the road. Virginia has gone 6-1 ATS in their seven true road games this season, and 7-2 if you include neutral site games. The Cavaliers will close as a small underdog when they visit the No.1 ranked Villanova Wildcats Sunday.

– Shark Bites
  • Villanova is 7-2 ATS in their past 9 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Virginia’s past 15 games on the road.
  • Villanova is 17-8 ATS in their past 25 games.

Virginia has been one of the best defenses in the country, as the Cavaliers have held opponents to 53.3 points and a 38.5 shooting percentage throughout the season. However, the team had been lacking offensively until senior London Perrantes decided to put the team on his back. Perrantes has been averaging 17.6 ppg in the past five while topping 20 points on three occasions, which is basically akin to scoring 50 points in nearly any other scheme.

Villanova enters this game on the back of an embarrassing 74-72 loss to Marquette, despite holding a 17-point lead in that game. The poor 3-point shooting was what ultimately caused ‘Nova to lose that game with the team shooting just 17.6 percent from beyond the arc. Josh Hart continues to be one of the best players in the nation, as the senior leads Villanova in points, rebounds, steals and shooting percentage.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Villanova Wildcats in this one found them listed as -4.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Cavaliers was expected to move the line.

Virginia Cavaliers vs Villanova Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Virginia Cavaliers have watched them go 16-3 and 12-6 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Villanova Wildcats are at 19-2 and 13-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Villanova Wildcats are 8-13, while the Virginia Cavaliers have a 7-11 mark.

It’s a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Villanova Wildcats and the No. 29-ranked Virginia Cavaliers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds – Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Villanova’s No. 211-rated squad against Virginia’s No. 232-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Villanova rates No. 28 in the country with 9.29 per game, while their foes tonight, the Virginia Cavaliers rank No. 180 nationally with 6.84 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cavaliers grabbed a 71-54 win over the Fighting Irish on Tuesday, behind a 22-point effort from London Perrantes at Joyce Center.

Villanova got 20 points from Mikal Bridges but lost anyway, 74-72, to Marquette on Tuesday at Bradley Center.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Virginia’s last 9 games
  • Virginia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Villanova is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Villanova is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Villanova’s last 5 games
  • Villanova is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia home to Virginia Tech, Wednesday, February 1st
Villanova at Providence, Wednesday, February 1st


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