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Villanova Wildcats visit Saint Joseph's Hawks in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Villanova WildcatsSaint Joseph's Hawks
8-0December 07, 2013, 06:00 | Hagan Arena4-3

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Saint Joseph's Hawks try to run the Villanova Wildcats off the court at Hagan Arena in college hoops action.

The Hawks currently sports a 4-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-3 ATS. The Wildcats are 8-0 and 5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hawks produce a 2-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wildcats have gone 3-3 against the number.

View Villanova Wildcats vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Hawks as 3-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 20-rated Villanova taking on the No. 102-rated Hawks in this contest.

Saint Joseph's was a 77-69 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Temple. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Saint Joseph's suffered a 77-69 loss against Temple on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Langston Galloway in a losing effort at Liacouras Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Saint Joseph's's No. 140-ranked scoring average of 74 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 48 and allowing 64.62 PPG. The Hawks FG% has averaged 46.31% to date this season, more than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (43.78% per game).

A few Wildcats at Hawks trends to consider:
Villanova is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Villanova is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Villanova is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Saint Joseph's is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Joseph's's last 6 games at home
Saint Joseph's is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Villanova

Next up:
Villanova home to La Salle, Sunday, December 15th
Saint Joseph's at Drexel, Wednesday, December 18th