No. 6 Villanova (4-2) travels to take on Pennsylvania (3-6) in a non-conference battle on Wednesday night. The Wildcats are coming off a blowout victory against La Salle University as they beat the Explorers 72-46. The Quakers are on a two-game losing streak. In their last matchup, they were defeated by No. 10 Arkansas 76-60.
Tip-off is at 7 p.m. ET from The Palestra. Villanova is a 17.5 point favorite, while the over-under or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 137 in the latest Villanova vs. Pennsylvania odds. Before locking in any Villanova vs. Pennsylvania picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Villanova vs. Penn and just locked in its CBB picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Villanova vs. Pennsylvania:
Villanova vs. Pennsylvania spread: Villanova -17.5Villanova vs. Pennsylvania over-under: 137 pointsVillanova vs. Pennsylvania money line: Pennsylvania +900, Villanova -1700PENN: Quakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight-up record
NOVA: Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games
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Why Villanova can cover
The Wildcats had an all-around performance in the 72-46 victory against La Salle University. Guard Collin Gillespie scored a team-high 13 points with six rebounds and five assists. Gillespie also knocked down three 3-pointers. Redshirt sophomore forward Eric Dixon finished with a near double-double as he had 11 points with eight boards.
Redshirt senior guard Caleb Daniels also had 11 points, seven rebounds, and shot 3-of-7 from beyond the arc. The Wildcats played stifling defense against the Explorers, forcing them to shoot 25 percent from the field and 28 percent from 3-point range. Villanova will look to repeat this dominant defensive effort against the Quakers.
Why Pennsylvania can cover
Sophomore guard Jordan Dingle is averaging a team-high 19.6 points with 3.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game. Dingle has logged at least 20 points in five games this year, including three straight 20-point performances to open the season. His best game thus far came against Utah State when he finished with a season-high 31 points, five boards, and four assists. The New York native shot 10-of-24 from the field and 8-of-10 from the free-throw line.
Junior guard Jonah Charles is second on the squad with 10.7 points per game and is also shooting 38 percent from 3-point land. Charles scored above 10 points and hit at least four 3-pointers in four games this season. The New Jersey native kicked off the year with back-to-back games with double-digit points. Against Florida State, he scored 12 points and hit four 3Ps an then followed that up with 18 points against George Mason. Charles hit a season-high six 3-pointers in that matchup.
How to make Villanova vs. Pennsylvania picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 150 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.
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