Villanova Wildcats vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Wildcats of Villanova hit the hard court against the Commodores of Vanderbilt.
The Wildcats will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Commodores are 1-3 ATS. Villanova is 3-1 on the totals; Vanderbilt is 0-2.
The Commodores were listed as 1-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Commodores, most recently No. 290 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wildcats, who rate No. 109 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 66-63 victory for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wildcats is ranked No. 112 in NCAA hoops at 37.3 per game. Contrast that with Vanderbilt’s No. 283 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Vanderbilt is the No. 134-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while Villanova rates No. 212 at 5.7 per game.
Defensively, Villanova features the nation's No. 280-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.3 points per game. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, comes in at No. 331 nationally in scoring at home.
Villanova was a 77-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against La Salle. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Mouphtaou Yarou scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 77-74 to La Salle at Villanova Pavilion on Sunday).
Vanderbilt was a 73-49 winner in its last match on the road against Texas El Paso. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. The battle between the Commodores and Miners didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Texas El Paso was handed a 73-49 defeat on Sunday at Wide World of Sports Complex.
Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Temple are 9-1
After playing La Salle are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7
Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Xavier are 1-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Wildcats at Commodores trends to consider:
Villanova is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Villanova is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Vanderbilt is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Villanova home to Temple, Wednesday, December 5
Vanderbilt at Xavier, Thursday, December 6