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Villanova Wildcats take on Bearcats in college basketball test

Villanova WildcatsCincinnati Bearcats
Jan 14, 12:00 PM | Fifth Third Arena

Villanova Wildcats vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds


Fifth Third Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Cincinnati Bearcats and the visiting Villanova Wildcats in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Bearcats sport records of 13-4 and 5-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wildcats have 8-9 and 3-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-6 for the Bearcats and 10-4 for the Wildcats.

View Villanova vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wildcats are listed as 8-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 90-rated Bearcats and the No. 46-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-70 result in favor of the Bearcats.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 24 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.5 per game. That compares with Cincinnati’s No. 143 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cincinnati is college basketball's No. 44-ranked team at 7.9 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 179 with 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Villanova features the nation's No. 241-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 164 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Villanova was a 79-66 loser at home against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. The Wildcats got 12 points from Mouphtaou Yarou, but it was Syracuse that prevailed in a 79-66 final on Wednesday at Villanova Pavilion.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 68-64 winner on the road against Georgetown. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Sean Kilpatrick scored 27 points for Cincinnati on Monday, leading the Bearcats to a 68-64 win over Georgetown at Verizon Center.

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Seton Hall are 5-5
After playing Syracuse are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Connecticut are 5-3
After playing Georgetown are 4-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Wildcats at Bearcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Villanova's last 5 games on the road
Villanova is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Villanova is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Villanova
Cincinnati is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games

Next up:
Villanova home to Seton Hall, Wednesday, January 18
Cincinnati at Connecticut, Wednesday, January 18