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College Basketball Matchup - Villanova Wildcats Pennsylvania Quakers Odds Preview

Pennsylvania QuakersVillanova Wildcats
2-4December 04, 2013, 08:00 | Villanova Pavilion7-0

Villanova will look to improve on its 7-0 record on Wednesday when they host Pennsylvania in NCAA basketball odds action at Villanova Pavilion.

Villanova will face the 2-4 Quakers, who own a 2-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 3-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Quakers are 1-2 favoring the OVER.

View Pennsylvania Quakers vs Villanova Wildcats Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 19.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 20 and the Quakers sitting at No. 285.

Pennsylvania lost its last outing, a 79-76 result against Lafayette on November 30. The Quakers wasted a 26-point performance from Fran Dougherty in losing to Lafayette 79-76 on Saturday at Kirby Center.

Villanova was an 88-83 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Iowa. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Iowa suffered an 88-83 loss against Villanova on Saturday, getting 24 points from Roy Devyn Marble in a losing effort at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Villanova's No. 42-ranked offense, averaging 81.71 PPG, against a Quakers defense that ranks No. 219 at 77.5 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 44.93% so far, less than the Quakers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

A few Quakers at Wildcats trends to consider:
Pennsylvania is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Pennsylvania is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Pennsylvania is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Villanova
Pennsylvania is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Villanova
Villanova is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Villanova is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Pennsylvania

Next up:
Pennsylvania home to Wagner, Saturday, December 7th
Villanova at Saint Joseph's, Saturday, December 7th