Ohio State at Villanova: 3/20/22 College Basketball Pick and Prediction

Ohio State at Villanova: 3/20/22 College Basketball Pick and Prediction Photo by Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova Wildcats (27-7) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (20-11)

Game Info: Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 2:40 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

Betting Odds: Villanova Wildcats -4.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Villanova Wildcats will play the Ohio State Buckeyes in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Sunday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Villanova Wildcats are coming off of a 20 point win against Delaware State in their last time out. Justin Moore scored 21 points, Collin Gillespie added 14 to secure the first round win for Nova. 

The Villanova Wildcats are led in scoring by Colin Gillespie who averages 16.2 points and 3.9 rebounds for this team. Justin Moore averages 15.3 points and 5.1 rebounds a night. Caleb Daniels is the third leading scorer for the Wildcats as he averages 10.4 points a game for this team.

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The Wildcats are averaging 73.5 points per game on 44.1% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 63.7 points per game. They are shooting 82.6% from the free throw line.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are coming off of a 14 point win against Loyola Chicago in their last time out. E.J. Liddell scored 16 points, Big Ten Freshman of the Year Malaki Branham added 14 to secure the 1st round win for the Buckeyes.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are led in scoring by EJ Liddell who averages 19.5 points and 8 rebounds for this team. Malaki Branham averages 13.4 points and 3.6 rebounds a night. Zed Key is the third leading scorer for the Buckeyes as he averages 7.9 points a game for this team.

The Buckeyes are averaging 87.8 points per game on 52.7% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 65.3 points per game. They are shooting 73% from the free throw line.

The over is 4-1 in Buckeyes last 5 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game and is 5-2 in Wildcats last 7 Sunday games.

Although the Buckeyes are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 neutral site games they are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 NCAA Tournament games. The Wildcats are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 NCAA Tournament games and are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite. Villanova is by far the better team and should win and cover here.

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Clayton’s Pick Villanova -4.5

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