Villanova at Connecticut College Basketball Parlay 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Villanova Wildcats head to XL Center to take on the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 16 point favorites.
Villanova comes into this game with an overall record of 17-1. They currently have a point differential of 19.4 as they are averaging 88.3 points per game while giving up 68.8 per contest. Connecticut has an overall mark of 10-8. They are averaging 68.8 points per contest and giving up 71.5, which is a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 11-6 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 11-7 against the over/under this year
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 6-9 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 7-8 against the over/under this year
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/29/17 F Jermaine Samuels Hand is out indefinitely
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/23/17 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder is out for season
11/07/17 G Sidney Wilson Eligibility is out indefinitely
01/19/18 G Terry Larrier Head is "?" Saturday vs Villanova
01/08/18 F Eric Cobb Suspension is out indefinitely
Mikal Bridges averages 17.4 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%. Jalen Brunson averages 18.8 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Terry Larrier averages 15.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Jalen Adams scores 18.5 points per contest while playing 38.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 68.8 points per contest which is 96th in Division 1. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 162nd and 65th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 73rd, and they allow 13.8 assists per game which puts them in 213th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 237th in the nation. Villanova averages 88.3 points per contest this year, which is 7th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 19.4 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 6th in college basketball. They average 34.9 boards per contest and 17.6 assists per game, which ranks them 231st and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 340th with 10.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies give up 71.5 points per game, which ranks them 157th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 138th and 221st in those defensive statistics. They rank 169th with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 238th with 36.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Huskies are 206th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year. Connecticut is 294th in Division 1 with 68.8 points per contest this season. They are 326th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -2.7. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 328th in D-1. They are 147th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.5 boards per contest and 349th in assists per game with 9.6. The Huskies are 179th in turnovers per contest with 13.2.
The Wildcats are 2nd in the nation in offensive rating with 124.1, and their defensive rating of 96.8 is ranked 76th. In terms of pace they are 142nd in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 61% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 64% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 33rd in Division 1. Villanova is 336th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 124th in the nation.
Connecticut is 183rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 182nd in Division 1. The Huskies are 185th in the nation in defensive rating with 101.6, and their offensive rating of 97.7 is ranked 304th. They are 265th in D-1 in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 333rd. As a unit they are 321st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 262nd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Villanova -16 and over 152 total points
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