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Wildcats face West Virginia Mountaineers: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Villanova WildcatsWest Virginia Mountaineers
Dec 28, 7:00 PM | WVU Colliseum

Villanova Wildcats vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds

7-5TEAM RECORD9-3

A key college battle sees the visiting Wildcats travelling to West Virginia Wednesday to take on the Mountaineers on Wednesday.

Supporters of the Wildcats have watched them go 7-5 and 1-8 ATS on the year, while the Mountaineers are at 9-3 and 6-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Mountaineers are 5-4, while the Wildcats have a 5-4 mark.

View Villanova vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mountaineers are listed as 8-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mountaineers at No. 23 and the Wildcats at No. 25 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 81-77 result in favor of the Mountaineers.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 21 in NCAA Division 1 with 40 per game. That compares with West Virginia’s No. 34 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where West Virginia is college basketball's No. 195-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 99 with 7.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Villanova owns the country's No. 147-rated mark, allowing 69.8 points per game on the highway. West Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 91 in scoring at home.

Villanova was a 73-52 winner in its last match at home against American. Villanova cruised to victory on Thursday, running American out of the gym and running up a 73-52 score at Villanova Pavilion.

West Virginia lost its last outing, an 83-81 result against Baylor on December 23. They covered in that game as a 6-point underdog. The Mountaineers got a 28-point effort from Kevin Jones, who added 17 rebounds, but Baylor still managed to defeat West Virginian 83-81 Friday at Orleans Arena.

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Marquette are 7-3
After playing American are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Seton Hall are 9-1
After a loss are 9-1

A few Wildcats at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Villanova's last 6 games on the road
Villanova is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against West Virginia
Villanova is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against West Virginia
Villanova is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
West Virginia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
West Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia's last 6 games when playing Villanova
West Virginia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Villanova

Next up:
Villanova at Marquette, Sunday, January 1
West Virginia at Seton Hall, Friday, December 30

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