Houston at Villanova - 3/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Houston at Villanova - 3/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova Wildcats (29-7) vs Houston Cougars (32-5)

Game Info: Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 6:09 pm (AT&T Center)

Betting Odds: Villanova Wildcats +2 -- Over/Under: 128 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Cougars will play the Villanova Wildcats in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

The Houston Cougars are 32-5 (15-3) this season and have won six games in a row. Houston is coming off of a win against Arizona by a score of 72-60 in the Sweet Sixteen. Houston shot 46% from the field and forced 14 turnovers in the win. Jamal Shead led the Cougars with 21 points and 6 assists in the game. Houston is averaging 75.7 points per game and is giving up 59 points per game against, while also averaging 39 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game. Kyler Edwards is averaging 14.1 points per game and 6 rebounds per game, while Fabian White Jr. is averaging 12.8 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game for the Cougars. Houston is shooting 46.9% on field goals, 66.9% on free throws, and 34.1% on three pointers.

The Villanova Wildcats are 29-7 (16-4) this season and have won eight games in a row. Villanova defeated Michigan by a score of 63-55 in the Sweet Sixteen. Villanova held Michigan to 34.4% shooting from the field and made 9 three pointers in the win. Jermaine Samuels led the Wildcats with 22 points and 7 rebounds in the game. Villanova is averaging 72.5 points per game and is giving up 62.7 points per game against, while also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game. Collin Gillespie is averaging 15.9 points per game and 3.3 assists per game, while Justin Moore is averaging 15 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Villanova is shooting 43.7% on field goals, 82.3% on free throws, and 35.9% on three pointers.

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Houston is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win and 26-9 ATS in their last 35 neutral site games. The under is 7-2-1 in Houston’s last 10 games. Villanova is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 20-6 ATS in their last 26 NCAA Tournament games. The under is 5-1 in Villanova’s last 6 games.

This should be a very entertaining game between two teams battling for a spot in the Final Four. Houston looked very good against Arizona and shut down one of the best scoring offenses in the country. Villanova benefitted from Michigan missing a lot of layups/free throws to escape with the win. This should be a very slow paced game with both teams focusing on defense. I like the under here.

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