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Point spread favors Wildcats in battle with Blue Hens

Delaware Blue HensVillanova Wildcats
Nov 18, 7:00 PM | Villanova Pavilion

Delaware Blue Hens vs Villanova Wildcats Odds


The Wildcats will be trying to slam the Delaware Blue Hens on Friday when the teams tip off at Villanova Pavilion in college betting action.

The Wildcats are 2-0 so far on the season, and 0-1 ATS vs. the number. The Blue Hens, meanwhile, are 0-1 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Villanova go 0-1 and the Blue Hens go 0-0 on the totals.

View Delaware vs Villanova Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Delaware before tip-off in this one will find them as 16-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats - Blue Hens odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Villanova is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Delaware is at No. 205. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 90-64 win for the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Villanova has the nation's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 91 PPG. The visiting Blue Hens defense ranks No. 66 allowing on average 58 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Blue Hens marksmen have achieved on the year, 28.8% per game.

Defensively, Delaware features the nation's No. 117-rated defense on the road, allowing 58 points per game. Villanova, meanwhile, comes in at No. 34 nationally in scoring at home.

Delaware was a 58-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Radford. Devon Saddler scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Hens to a win (they lost 58-54 to Radford at Dedmon Center on Friday).

Villanova was a 76-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against La Salle. They failed to cover the 15–point spread as favorites. The Wildcats got 22 points from Maalik Wayns as Villanova ran past La Salle 76-69 on Tuesday at Villanova Pavilion.

Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Cornell are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing La Salle are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Blue Hens at Wildcats trends to consider:
Delaware is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Villanova is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home
Villanova is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Villanova is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Delaware home to Cornell, Tuesday, November 22
Villanova at UC Riverside, Thursday, November 24