UConn vs Villanova Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/4/23
Villanova Wildcats (16-14) vs Connecticut Huskies (23-7)
Game Info: Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
Betting Odds: Villanova Wildcats +2.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UConn Huskies will play the Villanova Wildcats in a Big East game on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The UConn Huskies are 23-7 (12-7) this season after they defeated DePaul by a score of 88-59 in their last game. UConn shot 54.7% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. The UConn Huskies are averaging 79.2 points per game, 65 points against per game, 39.2 rebounds per game, and 17.4 assists per game. Adama Sanogo has led the Huskies this season with 17.2 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game, and 1.3 assists per game. UConn is shooting 45.9% from the field, 75.4% on free throws, and 35.9% on three pointers this year.
The Villanova Wildcats are 16-14 (10-9) this season after they defeated Seton Hall by a score of 76-72 in their last game. Villanova shot 53.7% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 69.9 points per game, 67.8 points against per game, 31.2 rebounds per game, and 11.1 assists per game. Eric Dixon has led the Wildcats this season with 16 points per game, 6.5 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. Villanova is shooting 44% from the field, 82.9% on free throws, and 33.6% on three pointers this year.
UConn is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games following an ATS win. The under is 4-1 in UConn’s last 5 Saturday games. Villanova is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Villanova’s last 5 games following an ATS win. The road team is 8-3-3 ATS in these two teams last 14 head to head meetings.
These two teams come into this game playing great basketball and are on winning streaks. It took Villanova a while to get going this season, but they look like one of the best teams in the conference now. UConn has been inconsistent this season, but they have scored 87+ points in three straight games. With UConn’s struggles on the road, I like Villanova here.