Villanova at UConn: 2/22/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Villanova  at UConn: 2/22/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Connecticut Huskies (19-7) vs Villanova Wildcats (21-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 8:00 pm (XL Center)

Betting Odds: Connecticut Huskies -1 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Villanova Wildcats and UConn Huskies face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the XL Center. When these two teams faced off on February 5th it was Villanova that won 85-74. 

Eric Dixon was the best player for Villanova scoring 24 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. RJ Cole was the best player for UConn scoring 25 points. 

Villanova comes into this game with a 21-6 record overall and they have gone 14-13 against the spread. In the last game against Georgetown it was a little closer than they hoped but they were still able to win by eight points. Villanova is averaging 73.7 points while their defense is giving up 63.1 points per game. The top player for Villanova this season has been Collin Gillespie averaging 16.6 points while shooting 45 percent from the field and 42.7 percent from behind the three point line. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the UConn Huskies who sit with a 19-7 record and they have gone 12-14 against the spread. UConn has won three games in a row including the last game against Xavier. They struggled in the second half of the game, but had built up a big enough lead to win by nine points. UConn is averaging 76.5 points while the defense is giving up 65.1 points per game. R.J. Cole has been the top player for UConn averaging 16.2 points while shooting 40.9 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

UConn is 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games played on Tuesday. Villanova is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games following a straight up win. The over is 6-1 in UConn’s last seven games played on Tuesday. The under is 4-1 in UConn’s last five games following a straight up win. 

UConn at home is 12-2 straight up while Villanova is 7-4 straight up on the road. UConn is averaging 76.5 points per game and they are going to run up the score in this game. Look for UConn to pick up a big win and they are going to cover the spread. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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