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Is it a Good Night to Bet on Villanova?

Villanova Wildcats

The newly minter #1 team in the nation, the Villanova Wildcats, will look to make it 11 straight wins over the DePaul Blue Demons when the teams face off tonight at Allstate Arena. Despite winning 12 out of their last 13 games, Villanova has been anything but a reliable bet. During the 13 game run, they’ve only managed to cover the spread six times.

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  • Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last five games on the road.
  • Villanova is 5-1 ATS in its last six games against DePaul.
  • DePaul is 1-4 SU in its last five games at home.

Luckily for Villanova backers, DePaul isn’t very good… at anything. At just 4-7 ATS at home this season, DePaul has won just two of their last 11 games SU. With an opening spread of 13.5, it might be a good night for Nova backers to open their wallets. The team has gone 21-9 ATS in their last 30 games when favored by 13.5 or more, while DePaul is 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games as an underdog of 13.5 or less.

It’s also worth noting that 15 of Nova’s 20 wins this season have been by double-digits, including 11 wins by 15 or more points.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, DePaul sat as 13.5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Villanova Wildcats vs DePaul Blue Demons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The DePaul Blue Demons sit at 8-15 (8-13-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Villanova Wildcats are currently 20-3 (12-10 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? DePaul is 10-11-1 OU, and Villanova is 9-13 OU.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 282-rated DePaul Blue Demons and the No. 21-ranked Villanova Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and DePaul has the nation's No. 209-rated offensive output, at 68.61 PPG. The visiting Villanova Wildcats defense ranks No. 7 allowing on average 61.04 PPG. The Blue Demons FG% has averaged 45.02% so far, less than the DePaul Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.97% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Villanova got 19 points from Darryl Reynolds en route to a 72-60 victory over Providence on Saturday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

The Blue Demons were hammered by Creighton on Saturday, losing by a 88-66 final at CenturyLink Center in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Villanova is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Villanova is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Villanova's last 6 games
  • Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • DePaul is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • DePaul is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of DePaul's last 6 games
  • DePaul is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Villanova home to St. John's, Saturday, February 13th
DePaul at St. John's, Wednesday, February 17th

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