American vs Villanova Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/6/23

Villanova Wildcats (0-0) vs American Eagles (0-0)

Game Info: Monday, November 6, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Finneran Pavilion)

Betting Odds: Villanova Wildcats -21 -- Over/Under: 139 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The American Eagles and Villanova Wildcats face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown at The Pavilion. 

New Man in Charge for American

There is a new man in charge for American with Duane Simpkins taking over as head coach. Last season American played a slower pace, but now they are going to speed things up. Five of the top six scorers from last season are back and they have all kinds of talent this season. Elijah Stephens is back and he’s going to need to have a big game here, or this is going to be a very long game for American. Even though they are going to play faster pace, they are going to need the defense to step up in a big way. If the defense struggles, it’s going to be a long game. 

Better season season for Kyle Neptune?

Last season Villanova dealt with all kinds of injury issues and that led to Kyle Neptune leading the team to a 17-17 record last year. Justin Moore is back to 100 percent heading into the season and he’s going to need to be an  x-factor here. Villanova also spent a lot of time in the transfer portal bringing in some graduate students. Tyler Burton, Hakim Hart, TJ Bamba, and Lance Ware have all been brought in. The players brought in should really help improve the 3-point shooting and in this game, they are going to need to find success from deep. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Villanova is going to have little issues in this game. Villanova got a lot of good players in the transfer portal and they are going to find a ton of success scoring. I have some major concerns about this American defense and they are going to really struggle against Villanova. This is going to be an easy victory for Villanova as they win in blowout fashion. Back Villanova against the spread.

Shane’s Pick Villanova -21

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