Villanova Wildcats vs. Pennsylvania Quakers - 12/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pennsylvania Quakers (5-6) at Villanova Wildcats (9-2)
College Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Villanova Pavilion)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -26.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports
The Penn Quakers shoot for the huge road upset of the #6 Villanova Wildcats Monday.
The Penn Quakers began the season well but have been fading lately with three consecutive defeats following a 63-44 defeat at George Mason. The Patriots took a 13 point lead in to the break and let their defense take over from there. The Quakers were held to32% from the field which made the Patriots 45% marksmanship decisive with ten more field goals. Antonio Woods and Darien Nelson-Henry were the Quakers only double digit scorers with ten points apiece with Nelson-Henry hauling in ten rebounds. Sam Jones, Matt Howard and Jamal Lewis tossed in ten points each but Penn was in desperate need of secondary scoring.
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The Villanova Wildcats had reeled off seven consecutive victories to kick off the year with quality performances at both ends of the floor. The streak came to an end last time out in a one sided 78-55 loss to Oklahoma that was competitive until the Sooners went on a 46-29 halftime run. The Wildcats struggled to less then 32% from the field while the Sooners connected at almost 47% including a 14-26 mark from long range. Phil Booth, Ryan Arcidiacono and Josh Hart each netted ten points while Daniel Ochefu added eight points and hauled in ten rebounds. However the Wildcats are not going to beat an Oklahoma squad shooting 33%.
The over is 8-2 in Penn’s last 10 Monday games and the under is 7-2 in their last 9 non-conference games while the Quakers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. Big East. The under is 7-2 in Villanova last 9 overall and is 7-2 in their last 9 non-conference games while the Wildcats are 38-13 ATS in their last 51 home games. I believe this is a game that Villanova can run up the score or just win so take note…