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Villanova Wildcats take on Bearcats in college basketball test

Villanova WildcatsCincinnati Bearcats
Jan 14, 12:00 PM | Fifth Third Arena

Villanova Wildcats vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds

8-9TEAM RECORD13-4

Fifth Third Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Cincinnati Bearcats and the visiting Villanova Wildcats in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Bearcats sport records of 13-4 and 5-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wildcats have 8-9 and 3-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-6 for the Bearcats and 10-4 for the Wildcats.

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Betting Line:
The Wildcats are listed as 8-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 90-rated Bearcats and the No. 46-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-70 result in favor of the Bearcats.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 24 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.5 per game. That compares with Cincinnati’s No. 143 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cincinnati is college basketball's No. 44-ranked team at 7.9 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 179 with 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Villanova features the nation's No. 241-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 164 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Villanova was a 79-66 loser at home against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. The Wildcats got 12 points from Mouphtaou Yarou, but it was Syracuse that prevailed in a 79-66 final on Wednesday at Villanova Pavilion.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 68-64 winner on the road against Georgetown. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Sean Kilpatrick scored 27 points for Cincinnati on Monday, leading the Bearcats to a 68-64 win over Georgetown at Verizon Center.

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Seton Hall are 5-5
After playing Syracuse are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Connecticut are 5-3
After playing Georgetown are 4-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Wildcats at Bearcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Villanova's last 5 games on the road
Villanova is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Villanova is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Villanova
Cincinnati is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games

Next up:
Villanova home to Seton Hall, Wednesday, January 18
Cincinnati at Connecticut, Wednesday, January 18

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