Villanova vs. Nicholls State - 11/14/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nicholls State Colonels (1-0) at Villanova Wildcats (1-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center-PA)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -31 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nichols State Colonels hope to shock the college basketball world with an upset of the #6 Villanova Wildcats.
The Nichols State Colonels look for the road upset of the Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday. Nichols State opened the season with a wild 111-106 victory at the Texas Rio Grande Vaqueros. This was nothing but run and gun for 40 minutes with the Vaqueros managing eight more looks at the basket thanks to 21 Colonels giveaways to help offset Nichols 45.7-43.8% shooting edge.
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The difference was the Colonels 14 long balls which helped overcome Xavier McDaniel Jr. of the Vaqueros who scored a game high 27 points and grabbed a game high 13 rebounds. Lafayette Rutledge led three other Colonels in double figures with 23 points on 7-11 from beyond the arc while Tevon Saddler and Roddy Peters pumped in 19 points apiece. Jahvaughn gave Nichols State another 18 points, six pulls and six helpers.
Villanova is aiming for back to back wins to begin the 2017-18 season when the Nichols State Colonels visit on Tuesday. Villanova kicked off the year with a workmanlike 75-60 victory versus Columbia as a 25.5 point favorite. The Wildcats allowed 41.8% shooting an won the glass 43-28 which added up to 12 more shots and four more baskets for a leisurely win.
Eric Paschall led a balanced Nova attack with 15 points and nine boards on 6-10 from the field with Jalen Brunson right in his shadows with 14 points on 5-12. Donte DiVincenzo gave the Wildcats 13 points on 4-7 accuracy followed by Omari Spellman with eleven points and a game high eleven rebounds. Villanova didn’t shoot the ball well but proved they can win without being at their best.
Over is 6-2 in Nichols State last 8 overall and Nichols State are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 road games. Under is 20-7 in Villanova last 27 overall.
This is a massive spread and Nichols State needs their best effort to keep this reasonable but in reality Villanova decides the final score…