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Villanova vs UConn Basketball Picks 1-20-24

Connecticut Huskies (16-2) vs. Villanova Wildcats (11-6)
January 20, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Villanova Wildcats +4.5; Over/Under: +139.5
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The UConn Huskies are riding a 6-game winning streak. The Villanova Wildcats look for a win after winning 5 of their last 7 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a UConn Huskies vs Villanova Wildcats prediction.

UConn Huskies Betting Preview

The UConn Huskies recently beat Xavier, Georgetown, and Creighton. The UConn Huskies are averaging 81.9 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Cam Spencer is averaging 15.5 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Alex Karaban is averaging 15.3 points and 1.7 assists. Tristen Newton is the third double-digit scorer and Donovan Clingan is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The UConn Huskies are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game.

Villanova Wildcats Betting Preview

The Villanova Wildcats recently lost to St. John’s and Marquette, while beating DePaul. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 74.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 42 percent shooting. Eric Dixon is averaging 15.3 points and 6.4 rebounds, while Justin Moore is averaging 11.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. Jordan Longino is grabbing 3 rebounds and TJ Bamba is dishing 2 assists. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Villanova Wildcats are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.

UConn Huskies vs Villanova Wildcats prediction

The Villanova Wildcats have had issues playing up to their competition all season, and they lack consistent offense down the stretch to turn some of these losses into wins. The UConn Huskies are the best team in the country as they’re elite at both ends, they’re racking up the wins, and they’ve covered 4 of their last 5 games. I’d need more points here to consider Villanova. I’ll lay the points with UConn on the road.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Connecticut Huskies +4.5

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Randy Chambers

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

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