Penn vs Villanova NCAA Basketball Betting Preview

Penn vs Villanova NCAA Basketball Betting Preview

Written by on December 28, 2015

The countdown is on to conference play, and the teams who are at the top of the rankings right now need to make sure that they don’t step in any landmines as they look ahead. #17 Villanova will host in-state rival Penn Quakers at the Pavilion on Monday, December 28 as they look to keep improving on a good NCAA hoops odds start to the season. Tip-off for this one is set for 7 PM EST on FS1.

How to bet Quakers vs Wildcats NCAA Basketball Match Up

With conference play right around the corner, it’s important that teams maintain their focus in what essentially comes down to a warm-up game. The Villanova Wildcats will be favorites here, but they will be more concerned with getting the win that covering the spread. This is something to consider when you come back to to check the odds when they go live.

Why bet on the Villanova Wildcats

Villanova made a fast start to the season, winning their opening 7 games, but they are in a bit of a funk right now, having gone 2-2 in their last 4. The loss to Virginia was not totally unexpected, but they will be unhappy with the loss to the Oklahoma Sooners in a game where they went in as 5-point favorites. The Wildcats have been a pretty good team to bet against the spread this season, as they are 6-3-1 in that category. The UNDER has also been a solid bet in Villanova games, as it has already come up 7 times this season. Villanova is averaging 76.1 PPG, and are giving up just 59.3 PPG.

Why bet on the Penn Quakers

The Penn Quakers post a 5-6 record, but they only have a single win in their last 6 games, and have yet to face a team as good as Villanova. In the 5 games that have been on the betting board this season, the Quakers have covered 3 times, with each of those games starting with them as the underdog. In those 5 games, the UNDER came up 3 times, usually as a result of the Quakers being unable to do anything offensively. This is not a game that gets caught up in high scoring games, as they are averaging 67.4 PPG, and are giving up 70.8 PPG.

My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Villanova will want to head into conference play on a high note, which means they will be looking to get some confidence back with a big win here. That is something that they should most certainly be able to accomplish.My Prediction: Penn Quakers 54 Villanova Wildcats 74