Central Florida Knights vs. Villanova Wildcats - 11/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Villanova Wildcats (4-0) at Central Florida Knights (3-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 9:30 pm (TD Arena)
The Line: Central Florida Knights -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Villanova Wildcats will play the UCF Knights in the Gildan Charleston Classic on Sunday.
The UCF Knights are 3-0 this season after beating the Charleston Cougars by a score of 60-40 in their last game. UCF played on great on the defensive end of the court in this game, holding their opponent to under 27% on field goals. B.J. Taylor led UCF with 21 points and 3 rebounds in this game. UCF shot 51.2% on field goals, while shooting 40% on three-pointers in their win. UCF is averaging 75.3 points per game while giving up 52.3 points per game. B.J. Taylor is averaging 17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game, while Tacko Fall is averaging 17 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks per game for UCF. UCF is averaging 50 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game, while committing 14 turnovers per game. UCF is shooting 48.5% on field goals, 64.6% on free throws, and 37% on three-pointers.
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The Villanova Wildcats are 4-0 this season after beating Wake Forest by a score of 96-77 in their last game. Villanova scored 47 points in the first half and 49 points in the second half to pull away for the victory. Josh Hart led Villanova with 30 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals in this game. Villanova shot 57.6% on field goals, while shooting 51.6% on three-pointers in their win. Villanova is averaging 84.8 points per game and giving up 66.5 points per game this season. Josh Hart is averaging 20.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game, while Jalen Brunson is averaging 13 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game for Villanova. Villanova is averaging 35 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game, while committing 9 turnovers per game. Villanova is shooting 51.5% on field goals, 77.8% on free throws, and 42% on three-pointers this season.
Villanova is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games. The over is 14-5 in Villanova’s last 19 games. UCF is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games. The under is 4-0 in UCF’s last 4 games against the Big East.
Villanova comes into this game with a very high scoring offense, while holding opponents under 67 points per game. UCF has been able to play tight defense this season and is a very good rebounding team. Villanova has been able to put up a lot of points this season and I expect more of the same here.