Villanova Wildcats vs South Florida Bulls Preview
South Florida Bulls vs Villanova Wildcats Odds
Villanova looks to cover the Wildcats-Bulls pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 14-9 mark when they host South Florida in college basketball wagering action.
The Bulls will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 14-6 ATS. South Florida is 7-9 on the totals; Villanova is 8-11.
The Bulls were listed as 8.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 69 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulls, who rate No. 124 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-63 victory for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulls is ranked No. 268 in NCAA hoops at 32.5 per game. Contrast that with Villanova’s No. 62 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Villanova is the No. 134-ranked team in the country at 6.5 per game, while South Florida rates No. 157 at 6.3 per game.
Defensively, South Florida features the nation's No. 31-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.5 points per game. Villanova, meanwhile, comes in at No. 214 nationally in scoring at home.
South Florida was a 70-47 loser in their most recent outing at home against Marquette. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. South Florida was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Marquette and falling by a 70-47 score at Sun Dome.
Last time out for Villanova, they were a 94-71 winner as they battled DePaul on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point favorite. Villanova cruised to victory on Tuesday, running DePaul out of the gym and running up a 94-71 score at Allstate Arena.
South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Providence are 3-7
After playing Marquette are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-2
After playing DePaul are 5-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Bulls at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Florida's last 7 games on the road
South Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Villanova is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Villanova is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Villanova's last 9 games
Villanova is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing South Florida
South Florida home to Providence, Wednesday, February 13
Villanova at Cincinnati, Tuesday, February 12