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Penn vs Villanova Pick & Preview: Wednesday, December 7th Betting Odds
Quakers vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Penn Quakers at Villanova Wildcats
- Where: Villanova at Finneran Pavilion
- Date: Wednesday, December 7th
- Betting Odds: Penn +13.5, PENN +688 | VILL -1115 O/U 139.5
Penn will take the floor against the Wildcats with an overall record of 5-6. On the road, the Quakers will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 2-3. So far, the Quakers have been the underdog 5 times, going 1-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +13.5 underdogs on the spread.
Penn will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Dingle who is averaging 23.4 points per game for the Quakers. Dingle is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Quakers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Clark Slajchert who has hit 48.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 17.4 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Penn this season, as they are currently ranked 170th in college basketball at 72.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Quakers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.5%, placing them 285th in the NCAA.
Villanova will take the floor against the Quakers with an overall record of 3-5. Currently, the Wildcats have been the home team 5 times, sitting with a record of 3-2. The Wildcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -13.5 points in their favor. For the season, Villanova has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 3-4.
Villanova will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Caleb Daniels who is averaging 18.0 points per game for the Wildcats. Daniels is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Wildcats’ offensive gameplan is the play of Eric Dixon who has hit 49.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.88 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, Villanova will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Wildcats are ranked 158th at 72.6 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 662nd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Villanova is close to the NCAA average at 35.9%.
Free Spread Prediction: Villanova Wildcats -13.5
For today’s matchup between Villanova Wildcats and Penn Quakers, our analysis points to Villanova covering the spread as the -13.5 point favorites. Although the Wildcats are just 1-4 over their previous 5 games as the favorite, we view the oddsmakers line being set too low. Today’s contest is an oustanding matchup for Villanova as they will be facing a Penn team that also perfers to slow the game down. Look for the team to put together an efficient offensive performance while also limiting the Quakers’ offense, leading to not only a straight up win but an ATS victory. Before tip-off, be sure to go ahead and lock in your wager on the Villanova Wildcats to cover!