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University Villanova University
Location Villanova, Pennsylvania
Conference Big East Conference
NCAA Division I / FBS
Basketball Arena William B. Finneran Pavilion
Nickname Wildcats
Mascot Will D. Cat
No. 14 Colgate vs. No. 3 Wisconsin NCAA Basketball Tournament Prediction, Preview & Odds

No. 14 Colgate vs. No. 3 Wisconsin | NCAA Basketball Tournament Prediction, Preview & Odds

How healthy is Wisconsin star and National Player of the Year candidate Johnny Davis? That likely will determine whether the third-seeded Badgers are upset by No. 14 Colgate in first-round NCAA Tournament Midwest Region action on Friday night. The Badgers are solid favorites on the NCAAB odds.

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Why Bet on Colgate?

Colgate (23-11) was the Patriot League regular-season champion and beat Navy 74-58 in the tournament final on March 9. The Raiders closed out the first half on a 28-11 run to seize control of the Patriot League championship game and survived a furious Navy second half comeback. The win was the second straight Patriot League championship for the Raiders and the third in the past four seasons.

Jack Ferguson who led the Raiders in scoring in all three tournament games had 17 points and was named the tournament Most Valuable Player. Nelly Cummings followed with 15 while Tucker Richardson and Jeff Woodward had a dozen each. Oliver Lynch-Daniels was the fifth Raider in double figures with 10. Richardson and Cummings were each named to the All-Tournament Team.

It was Colgate’s 15th consecutive victory, a streak that started on Jan. 31. The league’s regular-season champ was No. 1 in offensive efficiency and No. 2 in defensive efficiency, respectively, in league play. Plus, the Raiders won their three conference tournament games by 54 points combined. About four out of every 10 field goal attempts by Colgate are 3s. Five Raiders are averaging double figures this season, led by Cummings (14.5). Colgate has had six different leading scorers in a game.

Colgate is 20-0 this season when its opponent scores less than 70 points and 3-11 when the opponent reaches the 70-point plateau. It enters tournament action ranked second in the country in 3-point field goal percentage (40.3), fifth in total assists (584), seventh in total 3-point field goals made (337), and ninth in assists per game (17.2). The Raiders are making their fifth overall appearance in the tournament and third under coach Matt Langel.

On the first-round draw against Wisconsin, Langel said: “The Big Ten is one of the best basketball conferences if not the single best conference in the country. Wisconsin has veteran, experienced players. They are extremely well coached and very disciplined – a lot of things that we’ve tried to model our program after – team over self and super consistent game in and game out.”

The two teams have met just once before, in 2011, and Wisconsin won that matchup 68-41. Wisconsin is Colgate’s first Big Ten matchup since the Raiders visited Penn State Dec. 8, 2018.

Why Bet on Wisconsin?

Wisconsin (24-7) tied for the Big Ten regular-season title but lost its conference tournament opener to Michigan State 69-63 in an upset. Still, it was a surprising season for UW, which was picked to finish 10th in the Big Ten. While a top-30 defense and one of America’s lowest turnover rates helped, the unexpected Wooden Award campaign of Johnny Davis (19.7 PPG, 8.2 RPG) is what changed Wisconsin’s fortunes.

Greg Gard was named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the second time in his career, and second in the last three seasons. He is just the second coach in UW history to win the award and first since 2015, joining four-time winner Bo Ryan (2002, ’03, ’13 and ’15). Davis became the fourth Badger to be named Big Ten Player of the Year, joining Frank Kaminsky (2015), Alando Tucker (2007) and Devin Harris (2004). Davis also was named first-team All-American, just third Badger to make the national first-team list in program history, joining Tucker (2007) and Kaminsky (2015) for that prestigious honor. Davis was a bit banged up down the stretch.

The Badgers are 15-3 in games decided by 6 or fewer points — the most “close” wins in D-I. Wisconsin leads the NCAA averaging just 8.5 turnovers per game. Wisconsin is averaging 70.7 ppg, which would be the team’s highest mark since 2016-17.

The Badgers are making their 26th trip to the Big Dance overall and are one of five schools to appear in 22 of the last 23 NCAA tournaments. Wisconsin is 39-24 (.619) all-time in the NCAA tournament, reaching four Final Fours and 10 Sweet 16s. The Badgers have made the Sweet 16 in six of the last 10 NCAA tournaments, reaching the NCAA Tournament’s second weekend in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 during that stretch.

The No. 3 seed is UW’s highest seed since they received a No. 1 in 2015. The Badgers are 9-0 against teams seeded 13th or lower. UW is 12-6 (.667) against schools in the 2022 tournament field. Wisconsin and Purdue are the only programs with 12 wins against the field.

The Badgers have won 11 of their last 13 opening-round NCAA tournament games, holding teams to 57.7 points per game in those initial tourney games. Wisconsin has advanced to the Sweet 16 or better in 6 of the last 10 NCAA tournaments. Only Kentucky (7) has made more second weekend appearances over the decade.

The winner of the first-round matchup will face the winner of a game between No. 6 seed LSU and No. 11 seed Iowa State in the round of 32 on Sunday.

Game Trends

  • Raiders are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Raiders are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games overall.
  • Raiders are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win.
  • Badgers are 15-7-2 ATS in their last 24 NCAA Tournament games.
  • Badgers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games as a favorite.
  • Badgers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.

Expert Prediction

  • Wisconsin 75, Colgate 66

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Final Four Preview Game #2 Villanova vs #1 Kansas

The first game of the 2022 Final Four from New Orleans on Saturday night features No. 2 seed Villanova against No. 1 Kansas with the Jayhawks favored on the NCAAB odds to advance to Monday’s title game against either Duke or North Carolina. How to Bet Villanova vs. Duke NCAA Basketball Odds & TV Info When: Saturday, 6 PM ET … click title for full article.

#11 Michigan vs #2 Villanova | NCAA Tournament Betting Analysis

No. 11 seed Michigan barely snuck into the 2022 NCAA Tournament as an at-large team, yet here the Wolverines are in the Sweet 16. They face No. 2 Villanova in South Region action on Thursday night from San Antonio in a rematch of the 2018 NCAA title game. The Cats are favored on the NCAAB odds. How to Bet Michigan … click title for full article.

#9 Providence vs #11 Villanova | NCAA Basketball Analysis Betting Tips

No. 9 Providence has already wrapped up the Big East regular-season title, so the Friars may not have a heck of a lot to play for Tuesday night at No. 11 Villanova, which will finish second in the league with a victory. The Cats are 9-point favorites on the NCAAB odds. How to Bet Providence at Villanova NCAA Basketball Odds … click title for full article.

#8 Villanova vs #21 UConn | Expert Analysis & NCAAB Odds

The lone Top 25 matchup around college basketball on Tuesday is from the Big East as No. 8 Villanova visits No. 21 Connecticut as the Wildcats look to keep their conference regular-season title hopes alive with a victory. The game is a pick’em on the NCAAB odds. How to Bet Villanova at UConn NCAA Basketball Odds & TV Info When: … click title for full article.

#15 Villanova vs #11 Providence | Odds, Preview & Analysis College Basketball

Potentially the Big East regular-season title is on the line Tuesday night when No. 15 Villanova visits No. 11 Providence – those rankings may change on Monday. The Friars are likely to be short home favorites on the NCAAB odds. How to Bet Villanova at Providence NCAA Basketball Odds & TV Info When: Tuesday, 8 PM ET Where: Dunkin Donuts … click title for full article.

#12 Villanova vs #24 Marquette | College Basketball Odds, Best Bets & Prediction

The late game in college basketball on Wednesday is the second Top 25 matchup from the night as No. 12 Villanova visits No. 24 Marquette with the Wildcats as 4.5-point favorites on the NCAAB odds. How to Bet Villanova at Marquette NCAA Basketball Odds & TV Info When: Wednesday, 10 PM ET Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee TV: Fox Sports 1 … click title for full article.

#14 Villanova vs. #17 Xavier | College Basketball Betting Expert Analysis

The first Top 25 matchup around college basketball on Wednesday is an important game from the Big East as No. 14 Villanova visits No. 17 Xavier with the Wildcats as short favorites on the NCAAB odds. How to Bet Villanova at Xavier NCAA Basketball Odds & TV Info When: Wednesday, 6:30 PM ET Where: Cintas Center, Cincinnati TV: Fox Sports … click title for full article.

#4 Villanova vs #2 UCLA | NCAAB Betting Odds & Analysis

College basketball bettors don’t have to wait until Saturday this week for a marquee matchup as it’s a potential Final Four preview on Friday night when No. 4 Villanova visits No. 2 UCLA in a late-night national TV matchup. UCLA likely will be a short favorite on the NCAAB odds. How to Bet Villanova at UCLA NCAA Basketball Odds & … click title for full article.

#5 Villanova vs. #1 Baylor | 2021 NCAA Basketball Expert Analysis

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