Is Villanova a Safe NCAA Basketball Betting Pick to Win It All?

Is Villanova a Safe NCAA Basketball Betting Pick to Win It All?

Written by on March 12, 2018

The question is quite simple. Are the fourth-ranked Villanova Wildcats a winning March Madness betting pick? Well, NCAA Basketball betting enthusiasts, let’s find out the answer to that question right now!

Is Villanova a Safe NCAA Basketball Betting Pick to Win It All?

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 87.061
  • Offensive rebounds: 9.38
  • Offensive Field Goal Percentage: 50.43
  • Average Score Against: 70.88
  • Defensive rebounds: 26.21
  • Defensive Field Goal Percentage: 43.43

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Latest NCAA Basketball Betting Trends

  • Villanova is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Villanova is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Villanova’s last 7 games

Road to March Madness

Villanova (28-4 SU, 21-11 ATS, 22-10 O/U) was ranked first in the nation for the vast majority of the regular season and rightfully so. The Wildcats opened the season by ripping off 13 straight wins until they lost to a perennial thorn in the side Butler 101-93 on Dec. 30.Nova then won nine more games in a row to improve to 22-1 on the season before falling to St. John’s 79-75 in an absolute stunner. From that point, Villanova suffered two more losses over their final seven regular season games by losing at Providence and at Creighton in overtime. The Cats closed out their regular season with a pair of wins over dangerous Seton Hall and rebuilding Georgetown to finish at 27-4 on the year and ranked fourth nationally.Ironically though, Villanova finished one spot behind a third-ranked Xavier Musketeers squad they managed to beat down emphatically, twice, during the regular season. Villanova beat Xavier 89-65 at home on Jan. 10 to cash in a whopping 9.5-point home favorite and then they smacked the Musketeers senseless by winning 95-79 at Xavier on Feb. 17 to bounce back from their 76-71 road loss to Providence.

Talking Numbers

The Wildcats ranked first in the nation in scoring by putting up an insane 87.2 points per game while also ranking fifth in field goal shooting percentage (50.6%), 25th in three-point shooting (39.5%) and 25th in free throw shooting (76.8%). Villanova also limited the opposition to a modest 71.2 points per game (146th) one 43.5 percent shooting from the field (161st) and 32.6 percent from beyond the arc (50th).Villanova is also one of the few teams in the nation to have six double-digit scorers on their roster. They’ve got a superstar point guard in Jalen Brunson (19.0 ppg), a trio of sweet-shooting perimeter players including likely NBA performer Mikal Bridges (17.6 ppg) and a five-star big man down low that is just scratching the surface of his potential in his first year in Omari Spellman (10.2 ppg).Jalen Brunson is one of the reasons why Villanova is one of the NCAA Basketball Betting favorites to win it all.The Wildcats also have big-game experience with Brunson, Bridges, Phil Booth, Donte DiVincenzo and Eric Paschall all playing on the 2015-16 championship-winning squad. Last but not least Villanova also has an excellent head coach that has won it all before in Jay Wright.So, to answer your question, hell yeah, the Villanova Wildcats are championship worthy – and guess what? They’re also my pick to win it all this season. You heard it here first MyBookie college basketball bettors!

Recent College Basketball Champions

  • 2017: North Carolina
  • 2016: Villanova
  • 2015: Duke
  • 2014: Connecticut
  • 2013: Louisville
  • 2012: Kentucky
  • 2011: Connecticut
  • 2010: Duke
  • 2009: North Carolina
  • 2008: Kansas