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UConn vs Villanova Basketball Picks 2-24-24

Villanova Wildcats (15-11) vs. Connecticut Huskies (24-3)
February 24, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Connecticut Huskies -11.5; Over/Under: +133.5
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The Villanova Wildcats are riding a 3-game winning streak. The UConn Huskies look to stay hot after winning 14 of their last 15 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Villanova Wildcats vs UConn Huskies prediction.

Villanova Wildcats Betting Preview

The Villanova Wildcats beat Seton Hall, Georgetown, and Butler during this streak. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 72.3 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 65.9 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Eric Dixon is averaging 15.9 points and 6.3 rebounds, while TJ Bamba is averaging 10.4 points and 3.6 rebounds. Justin Moore is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Burton is dishing 1 assist. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Villanova Wildcats are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.

UConn Huskies Betting Preview

The UConn Huskies recently beat DePaul and Marquette, while losing to Creighton. The UConn Huskies are averaging 81.4 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Tristen Newton is averaging 15.4 points and 6.9 rebounds, while Cam Spencer is averaging 14.8 points and 3.4 assists. Alex Karaban is the third double-digit scorer and Donovan Clingan is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The UConn Huskies are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.

Villanova Wildcats vs UConn Huskies prediction

The UConn Huskies have the ability to blow out any team in the country when they’re on, but Villanova nearly pulled the upset a month ago, and they enter this contest riding three nice wins, so the confidence should be there. UConn has also allowed teams to hang around at times recently, and it’s coming off a blowout loss to Creighton where it couldn’t get stops. Villanova has found some offense during this winning streak, and it’s been feisty on the road this season. Lot of points in a big conference game. I lean toward the free buckets.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Villanova Wildcats +11.5

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Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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