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Villanova Wildcats vs Pennsylvania Quakers Preview

Pennsylvania QuakersVillanova Wildcats
Dec 3, 7:00 PM | Villanova Pavilion

Pennsylvania Quakers vs Villanova Wildcats Odds

4-4TEAM RECORD4-2

The Wildcats hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Pennsylvania Quakers pay a visit to Villanova Pavilion on the college basketball betting menu.

Villanova battles the Quakers, currently sitting with a 4-4 mark (2-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-3 for the Wildcats and 4-1 for the Quakers.

View Pennsylvania vs Villanova Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Wildcats as 14.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 77 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Quakers sit at No. 212 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 80-68.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Villanova's No. 57 nationally ranked offense (77.3 points per game) against a Quakers defense that sits as the No. 164 at 66.4 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 45.2% from the field, more than the Quakers have managed so far this season (44% on average).

Defensively, Pennsylvania features the nation's No. 40-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.5 points per game. Villanova, meanwhile, comes in at No. 88 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Pennsylvania, they were a 75-72 winner as they battled Manhattan at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite. Pennsylvania earned a 75-72 victory over Manhattan on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Zack Rosen at The Palestra.

Last time out for Villanova, they were a 65-64 loser as they battled Santa Clara at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. Villanova got 19 points from Mouphtaou Yarou but lost anyway, 65-64, to Santa Clara on Sunday at Anaheim Convention Center.

Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Delaware are 1-4
After playing Manhattan are 1-1
After a win are 5-5

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Santa Clara are 1-1
After a loss are 2-8

A few Quakers at Wildcats trends to consider:
Pennsylvania is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Pennsylvania is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Pennsylvania is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Villanova
Pennsylvania is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Villanova
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pennsylvania
Villanova is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pennsylvania
Villanova is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Villanova is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Pennsylvania home to Delaware, Wednesday, December 7
Villanova home to Missouri, Tuesday, December 6

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