Delaware Blue Hens vs Villanova Wildcats Odds
The Villanova Wildcats will hit the floor running against the visiting Delaware Blue Hens Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Wildcats currently sports a 6-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-3 ATS. The Blue Hens are 3-7 and 4-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wildcats produce a 3-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Blue Hens have gone 1-2 against the number.
The Wildcats were listed as 7-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:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 140-rated Delaware taking on the No. 147-rated Wildcats in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 69-62 win for the Wildcats on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blue Hens rank No. 95 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.6 per game. That compares with Villanova’s No. 102 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Villanova is college basketball's No. 201-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Blue Hens rate No. 318 with 4.1 per game.
Defensively, Delaware features the nation's No. 213-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.6 points per game. Villanova, meanwhile, comes in at No. 246 nationally in scoring at home.
Delaware was a 73-67 loser in its last match at home against Delaware State. Delaware got 16 points from Devon Saddler but lost anyway, 73-67, to Delaware State on Saturday at Bob Carpenter Center.
Last time out for Villanova, they were a 65-61 winner as they battled Saint Joseph's at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Villanova got 12 points from James Bell en route to a 65-61 victory over Saint Joseph's on Tuesday at Villanova Pavilion.
Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Pennsylvania are 3-4
After playing Delaware State are 4-4
After a loss are 4-6
Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Monmouth are 2-2
After playing Saint Joseph's are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Blue Hens at Wildcats trends to consider:
Delaware is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Delaware is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Villanova
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Delaware
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Delaware
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Villanova's last 5 games
Delaware home to Pennsylvania, Friday, December 21
Villanova at Monmouth, Saturday, December 22