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NCAA hoops odds preview - Villanova vs. Alabama

Villanova WildcatsAlabama Crimson Tide
Nov 16, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Villanova Wildcats vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds

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Madison Square Garden will host Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Villanova Wildcats action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Madison Square Garden is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

Alabama battles the Wildcats, currently sitting with a 3-0 mark (2-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-1 for the Crimson Tide and 2-0 for the Wildcats.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 30-ranked Crimson Tide and the No. 50-rated Wildcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 84-83 win for the Wildcats on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Alabama's No. 316-rated squad against Villanova's No. 94-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Alabama rates No. 104 in the country with 7.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 104 nationally with 7.3 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Villanova owns the country's No. 300-rated mark, allowing 81 points per game on the highway. Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 148 in scoring at home.

Villanova was an 89-81 winner in its last match on the road against Purdue. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Villanova earned an 89-81 victory over Purdue on Thursday, getting 22 points from Darrun Hilliard at Madison Square Garden.

Last time out for Alabama, they were a 65-62 winner as they battled Oregon State on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. Alabama earned a 65-62 victory over Oregon State on Thursday, getting 20 points from Trevor Lacey at Madison Square Garden.

Next up:
Villanova home to Columbia, Tuesday, November 20
Alabama home to Charleston Southern, Friday, November 23

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