Villanova vs UConn Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/24/24

Connecticut (24-3) vs Villanova (15-11)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Harry A. Gampel Pavilion)

Betting Odds: Connecticut -12-- Over/Under: 133.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Villanova Wildcats and UConn Huskies face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Gampel Pavilion. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Villanova vs UConn prediction.

Villanova Figuring it Out

Villanova needs to be figuring it out and they are coming off another strong victory in the last game. Villanova in the last game faced off against Butler and the defense gave up only 62 points on the way to the victory. Eric Dixon had a strong game putting up 22 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Villanova is averaging 72.3 points while their defense is giving up 65.9 points per game. The defense is ranked 34th in the league and the defense is going to need to step up here if they want a chance to secure the win. Dixon has been the top player for Villanova averaging 15.9 points while shooting 47.3 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from behind the three-point line. 

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Can UCONN Bounce Back?

UConn in the last game faced off against Creighton and the offense scored only 66 points while the defense gave up 85 points  Tristen Newton had a strong game putting up 27 points, but he was the only real bright spot for the team. UConn on the season is averaging 81.4 points while their defense is giving up 64.5 points per game. The offense is ranked 27th in the league while the defense is ranked 17th in the league. 

Villanova vs UCONN Betting Prediction

UConn really looked bad in the last game and I think they are going to struggle again here. Villanona’s defense is giving up 65.9 points per game and their defense is going to step up here. Villanova only gave up 62 points in the last game and they are going to step up in this game. UConn isn’t going to run away with the game and Villanova will keep it close. Back Villanova against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Villanova +12

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