Villanova Wildcats host Syracuse Orange in college basketball action

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Feb 21, 7:00 PM | Villanova Pavilion

Syracuse Orange vs Villanova Wildcats Odds

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Villanova will look to improve on its 21-6 record on Monday when they host Syracuse in NCAAB odds action at Villanova Pavilion.

The Orange will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 8-16 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 11-12 ATS. Syracuse is 9-14 against the total, while Villanova is 10-13 versus the number.

View Syracuse vs Villanova Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Wildcats in this one, they're listed as 3.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 11 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Orange sit at No. 16 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 79-78.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Villanova has the nation's No. 53-rated offensive output, at 74.2 PPG. The visiting Orange defense ranks No. 55 allowing on average 63.1 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 44.7% so far, less than the Orange marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.7% per game.

Defensively, Syracuse features the nation's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.9 points per game. Villanova, meanwhile, comes in at No. 107 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Syracuse, they were an 84-80 winner as they battled Rutgers at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point favorite. The Orange grabbed an 84-80 win over the Scarlet Knights on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Kris Joseph at Carrier Dome.

Last time out for Villanova, they were a 77-75 winner as they battled DePaul on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. DePaul was victimized by Corey Fisher for 34 points as the Wildcats defeated the Blue Demons 77-75 in college hoops action on Saturday.

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Georgetown are 5-5
After playing Rutgers are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing St. John's are 7-3
After playing DePaul are 5-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Orange at Wildcats trends to consider:
Syracuse is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 6 games when playing on the road against Villanova
Syracuse is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Syracuse is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Villanova
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Villanova's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Villanova's last 6 games when playing Syracuse
Villanova is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
Villanova is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Syracuse

Next up:
Syracuse at Georgetown, Saturday, February 26
Villanova home to St. John's, Saturday, February 26