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Villanova Wildcats home to Eagles in NCAAB betting action

American EaglesVillanova Wildcats
Dec 22, 7:00 PM | Villanova Pavilion

American Eagles vs Villanova Wildcats Odds

8-4TEAM RECORD6-5

The Villanova Wildcats will hit the floor running against the visiting American Eagles Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Eagles have watched them go 8-4 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 6-5 and 1-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 5-4, while the Eagles have a 0-0 mark.

View American vs Villanova Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats - Eagles odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Villanova is rated No. 36 in the current Odds Shark poll, while American is at No. 290. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-68 win for the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Villanova's No. 98 nationally ranked offense (72.8 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 147 at 65.2 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 42% from the field, more than the Eagles have managed so far this season (40.5% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, American owns the country's No. 98-rated mark, allowing 66.3 points per game on the highway. Villanova, on the other hand, rates No. 116 in scoring at home.

Last time out for American, they were an 81-55 loser as they battled Georgetown on the road. The Eagles were hammered by Georgetown on Saturday, losing by an 81-55 final at Verizon Center in college basketball betting action.

In their last action, Villanova was a 74-58 loser on the road against Saint Joseph's. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as favorites. The Wildcats endured a 74-58 loss at the hands of the Hawks on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Maalik Wayns at Hagan Arena.

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 10-0
Before playing West Virginia are 8-2
After playing Saint Joseph's are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few Eagles at Wildcats trends to consider:
Villanova is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Villanova is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
American at Mount St. Mary's, Thursday, December 29
Villanova at West Virginia, Wednesday, December 28

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