Villanova vs. College of Charleston - 11/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
College of Charleston Cougars (3-2) at Villanova Wildcats (5-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Villanova Pavilion)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -20 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charleston Cougars and Villanova Wildcats meet Wednesday night in college basketball action at The Pavilion on FS1.
The Charleston Cougars would love a monster upset to snap a string of back-to-back losses. The Charleston Cougars are averaging 62.6 points on 37 percent shooting and allowing 63.4 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Joe Chealey is averaging 15.6 points and 2.4 assists while Jarrell Brantley is averaging 12.8 points and 8.4 rebounds. Grant Riller is grabbing 1.6 rebounds and Marquise Pointer is dishing 1.4 assists. The Charleston Cougars are shooting 26.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charleston Cougars are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game. The Charleston Cougars have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Villanova Wildcats look to keep the ball rolling and build on a perfect 5-0 start. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 81.2 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Josh Hart is averaging 19.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while Jalen Brunson is averaging 12.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Kris Jenkins is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is dishing 3.2 assists. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Villanova Wildcats are allowing 27 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Villanova Wildcats have won six straight home games.
The Cougars are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 22-46-1 ATS in their last 69 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 14-6 in Wildcats last 20 overall and the under is 44-21 in Cougars last 65 overall.
Charleston started the season off with three straight wins before losing to UCF and Wake Forest by a combined 37 points. That's not good news when having to play Villanova on the road. The Wildcats don't look much different from last year, as the offense is pouring in. Give me Villanova in a blowout.