Winthrop Eagles vs Villanova Wildcats Prediction, 3/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winthrop Eagles vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Location: Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Winthrop (+6.5)
The Villanova Wildcats (16-6) host the Winthrop Eagles (23-1) at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Friday in the NCAA Tournament. Winthrop opens this contest as 6.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 138.5.
Winthrop enters this game with a record of 23-1 on the campaign. They average 79.5 pts per contest (30th in the nation) while connecting on 46.1% from the field. The Eagles are connecting on 35.3% on 3-point shots (203 of 575) and 68.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Winthrop is pulling down 40.3 rebounds per game and has earned 361 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 81st in D-1 in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 14.2 times per game and as a squad they are committing 18.2 fouls per contest. When they are on the defensive end, the Eagles are able to force 16.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.0 fouls. They are ranked 75th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 249 relinquished for the year. The Eagles are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.1% (574 of 1,332) and they relinquish 31.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They concede 32.4% from beyond the arc and they are 78th in D-1 in points per game allowed (66.8).
The Winthrop Eagles faced the Campbell Fighting Camels and went home with a win by a final score of 80-53 in their last game. Winthrop ended with a 62.7% FG percentage (32 of 51) and made 7 of their 17 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Eagles buried 9 of their 10 attempts for a rate of 90.0%. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 32 with 2 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 15 assists in this game while forcing 13 turnovers and having 6 steals. Concerning defending, Winthrop let their opponent shoot 41.2% from the floor on 21 out of 51 shooting. Campbell recorded 6 assists and had 7 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Campbell grabbed 19 rebounds (3 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Campbell ended up shooting 50.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of their 16 tries. They converted 3 out of their 19 attempts from beyond the arc.
D.J. Burns is someone who was a contributor for the matchup. He racked up 22 points on 11 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 21 mins played and also totaled 3 boards. Burns finished the game shooting 91.7% from the floor but didn't record an assist. Another guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Eagles was Kyle Zunic. He had 3 rebounds in his 20 min on the hardwood. He finished the game shooting 83.3% from the field in the matchup by shooting 5-of-6 (13 points). When the game finished, Zunic tallied 1 assist.
Villanova has a win-loss record of 16-6 so far this year. Villanova has totaled 1,662 points so far this year (75.5 per contest) and they snag 34.3 rebounds per game. The Wildcats commit 15.5 fouls per game and they shoot 76.5% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Wildcats are shooting 45.0% from the floor, which is 132nd in the nation. They are assisting teammates 15.3 times per contest (55th in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 9.0 times per game. The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 88th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 67.1. The Villanova defense gives up 35.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (175 of 496) and their opponents are knocking down 68.2% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 12.0 dimes and 32.8 rebounds per contest, which ranks 106th and 79th in the nation. They have forced 12.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.6% from the floor (227th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Villanova Wildcats walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 72-71 when they played the Georgetown Hoyas. The Wildcats corralled 19 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 28 for this contest. They gave up possession 5 times, while getting 4 steals in this game. The Hoyas committed 18 personal fouls in this contest which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They were able to make 14 of those for a rate of 63.6%. Concerning 3-pointers, Villanova buried 9 of 30 tries (30.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats shot 24 for 55 from the field which gave them a rate of 43.6%. The Wildcats allowed the Hoyas to convert 20 of their 51 tries from the field which had them shooting 39.2% in the matchup. They finished 40.9% from 3-point land by shooting 9 of 22 and finished the game at 23 of 23 at the charity stripe (100.0%). When discussing how they rebounded, Villanova permitted Georgetown to snag 29 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl pitched in for the Wildcats in this contest. He converted 9 out of 13 in the game giving him a rate of 69.2%, and had 6 rebounds. Robinson-Earl totaled 26 points in his 36 minutes on the court and accumulated 2 dimes for the matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Villanova was Jermaine Samuels. He ended up walking away with 4 dimes in 31 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 7 of 17 from the floor. Samuels ended the game having shot 41.2% from the field in addition to totaling 20 points and 7 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Villanova (-6.5) and under 138.5 points
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