Villanova Looks to Put Poorly Played Round 1 Behind them
The fans at Keybank Center will see the Wisconsin Badgers and the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32.
Jay Wright isn’t sure why his Villanova team played so poorly at the start of its first-round NCAA Tournament victory over Mount St. Mary. One thing is for sure. If they want to beat a solid Wisconsin team they can’t start the game off going scoreless in the first 6 minutes. Villanova didn’t score for the first 6:06 against Mount St. Mary’s. They only led for 46 seconds of the first half before settling in and playing like the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed.
Oddsmakers opened the Wildcats as -5-point favorites versus the Badgers, while the game’s total opened at 128.5. The Wildcats are not 6-point favorites and the total is at 129.5.
Last time out for Villanova, they were a 76-56 winner as they battled Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. They failed to cover as a -25-point favorite.
Last time out for Wisconsin, they were a 84-74 winner as they battled Virginia Tech Hokies in the first round. They covered as a -5.5-point favorite. Bronson Koenig hit big shots for the Badgers throughout the game. He made a school-record eight 3-pointers. His hot shooting led him to a career-high 28 points.
Betting Odds and Trends
Team record: 26-9 SU,16-16 ATS
Wisconsin is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Wisconsin is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Team record: 32-3 SU,19-16 ATS
Current Streak: won 6 straight games.
‘Nova is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
“Nova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Nova’s last 23 games
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