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Pennsylvania Quakers Host the Villanova Wildcats in NCAA College Basketball Action

Villanova Wildcats


Pennsylvania Quakers
Saturday, January 17, 2015 7:00 PM ET

Palestra features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Pennsylvania Quakers and the visiting Villanova Wildcats in college hoops betting odds action on Saturday.

Villanova Wildcats vs Pennsylvania Quakers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Pennsylvania Quakers betting line as 18-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Villanova Wildcats vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pennsylvania Quakers are 4-8 so far on the season, and 4-3 ATS vs the number. The Villanova Wildcats, meanwhile, are 16-1 and 11-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pennsylvania go 2-1 and the Villanova Wildcats go 8-9 on betting totals.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 6-rated Villanova Wildcats taking on the No. 286-rated Pennsylvania Quakers in this contest.

How Villanova Wildcats vs Pennsylvania Quakers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pennsylvania's No. 176 nationally ranked offense (65.83 points per game) against a Villanova Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 57 at 61.35 PPG. The Pennsylvania Quakers have been averaging 45.69% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (47.64% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ryan Arcidiacono scored 18 points leading the Wildcats to a 88-75 victory over Xavier at Villanova Pavilion on Wednesday.

The Quakers grabbed a 67-56 win over the Purple Eagles on Tuesday, behind a 18-point effort from Tony Hicks at Gallagher Center.

Villanova Wildcats vs Pennsylvania Quakers Betting Odds Trends

Villanova is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
Villanova is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Villanova's last 8 games
Villanova is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Pennsylvania is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
Pennsylvania is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Pennsylvania is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Villanova
Pennsylvania is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Villanova

Next Betting Matchups

Villanova at Georgetown, Monday, January 19th
Pennsylvania at Monmouth, Wednesday, January 21st