Connecticut at Villanova - 3/11/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Connecticut at Villanova - 3/11/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova Wildcats (24-7) vs Connecticut Huskies (23-8)

Game Info: Friday, March 11, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

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The Villanova Wildcats will play the Connecticut Huskies in the Semifinals of the Big East Tournament on Friday.

The Villanova Wildcats are 24-7 (16-4) this season and have won eight of their last nine games. Villanova is coming off of a win against St. John’s by a score of 66-65. Villanova only shot 35.7% from the field, but was +7 in rebounding margin in the game. Caleb Daniels led the Wildcats with 19 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Villanova is averaging 73.8 points per game and is giving up 63.6 points per game against, while also averaging 34.8 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game. Collin Gillespie is averaging 16.3 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game, while Justin Moore is averaging 15.3 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Villanova is shooting 44.4% on field goals, 82.5% on free throws, and 36.6% on three pointers.

The Connecticut Huskies are 22-8 (13-6) this season and have won seven of their last eight games. Connecticut defeated Seton Hall by a score of 62-52 in their last game. Connecticut shot 36.1% from the field and was +14 in rebounding margin in the win. Tyrese Martin led the Huskies with 17 points and 8 rebounds in the game. Connecticut is averaging 76.1 points per game and is giving up 65.7 points per game against, while also averaging 40.7 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. R.J. Cole is averaging 15.8 points per game and 4.1 assists per game, while Adama Sanogo is averaging 15.3 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game for the Huskies. Connecticut is shooting 44% on field goals, 75% on free throws, and 35.4% on three pointers.

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Connecticut is 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog. The under is 6-2 in Connecticut’s last 8 games. Villanova is 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 Friday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 5-1 in Villanova’s last 6 neutral site games. The favorite is 3-1-2 ATS in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

These two teams split their regular season series with Connecticut winning 71-69 and Villanova winning 85-74. These two teams have been playing very well in their last few weeks and we are in for a very entertaining game here. Villanova really struggled against St. John’s and was lucky to escape with the win. Connecticut’s defense played lights out against Seton Hall and I like them to win here.

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David’s Pick Connecticut +2

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