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Villanova Has Been Unbeatable At Home

There may be no better well balanced team in the nation at the moment than the Villanova Wildcats. Four of Villanova’s starting five are averaging double-digit points while the team ranks seventh in the nation in scoring defense. Villanova faces off against the Marquette Golden Eagles Wednesday, a team they are 6-0 SU and ATS against in their last six meetings. 

Shark Bites
  • Villanova is 6-2 ATS in their last eight when favored by 16.5-points or more.
  • Marquette is 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games as underdogs.
  • Villanova has won 32 consecutive true home games.

Villanova is currently on a six-game winning streak that includes wins over ranked Xavier and Butler. Josh Hart continues to be one of the premier offensive players in the country as the junior is averaging 15.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game and has scored double-digits in every game this year.

Marquette has brought their A-game when they take on the best teams in the nation this season. After dropping 15 consecutive games against ranked opponents heading into the season, the Golden Eagles are 2-0 against the top teams this year. Freshman star Henry Ellenson has particularly stepped up in big games with the forward averaging 14.5 points and 10.5 rebounds against ranked teams.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Villanova Wildcats betting line opened as -18-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Villanova Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Villanova Wildcats battles the Marquette Golden Eagles, currently sitting with a 12-4 mark (6-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 6-9 for the Villanova Wildcats and 11-4 for the Marquette Golden Eagles.

This game puts the Villanova Wildcats, most recently No. 9 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Marquette Golden Eagles, who rate No. 64 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Marquette is ranked No. 82 in NCAA basketball at 38.69 per game. Contrast that with Villanova's No. 175 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Villanova is the No. 50-ranked team in the country at 8.5 per game, while Marquette rates No. 179 at 6.25 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Eagles got 18 points from Luke Fischer as Marquette ran past St. John's 81-75 on Saturday at Bradley Center.

Villanova got 22 points and 22 rebounds from Josh Hart en route to a 60-55 victory over Butler on Sunday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Marquette is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Marquette is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marquette's last 6 games
  • Marquette is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Villanova is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Villanova's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Marquette home to Xavier, Saturday, January 16th
Villanova at Georgetown, Saturday, January 16th