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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(12-6) Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Villanova Wildcats (13-4)
Date: Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: The Pavilion, Philadelphia, PA
CBB Moneyline Odds: Owls +420 | Wildcats -380
CBB Betting ATS Odds: MAR +13.5 | NOVA -13.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 133.5
The Villanova Wildcats will host the Marquette Golden Eagles for what should be another good game of Big East Basketball. Villanova leads the all-time series 21-9, and they’ve won four of the last five meetings.
Villanova will be heavily favored to win at home here.
Marquette Golden Eagles
Marquette has followed a four-game skid by winning four straight Big East games, including underdog victories over Providence and Seton Hall. Shaka Smart’s team will have a tough time continuing that momentum here, but they’ve fixed a rough December with a strong start to 2022.
Justin Lewis Lewis thriving in his second season in Milwaukee. The 6’7 forward put up a season-high 23 points in the win over Providence and he’s leading the team in scoring (15.3) and rebounding (7.7)
Darryl Morsell exploded for a season-high 26 points in the home win over Seton Hall. The Maryland transfer is second on the team in scoring (13.8), while grabbing 3.5 rpg and dishing out 2.6 apg.
Tyler Kolek brings a lot of versatility to the lead guard role. The pass-first GMU transfer leads the team in assists (6.4), while scoring 6.6 ppg and grabbing 3.9 rpg. Freshman guard Kam Jones is third on the team in scoring (8.1) and he’s hit multiple threes in seven of the previous eight games.
Kur Kuath, an Oklahoma transfer, had a career-best seven blocks in the win over Providence, and he ranks sixth in the country in blocks per game (3.1).
Villanova opened Big East play with a stumble at Creighton, but they’ve been locked in ever since. Six straight wins, including an underdog road win over Xavier have followed that loss, and so have six straight covers.
The Wildcats possess two of the most experienced players in the country in Collin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels. Both were rotational pieces during Nova’s title runs, but this will mark their first meeting against Syracuse.
Gillespie leads the team with 17.1 ppg and 3.3 apg, while Samuels scores 10.5 ppg and grabs a team-leading 6.4 rpg.
Justin Moore continues to improve in his third year starting. The 6’4 guard reminds fans of former Nova guard Josh Hart, displaying the ability to shoot, rebound, distribute and defend at a high rate.
Moore averages a well-rounded line of 15.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, and 2.5 apg.
Caleb Swider’s transfer has led to a bigger role for Brandon Slater. The 6’7 senior is averaging a career-best 9.4 ppg, up six points from last season.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Villanova is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 home Big East games.
- Marquette is 8-7 ATS in their last 15 road Big East games.
- Under is 4-1 in the Wildcats last 5 home games.
Free Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Villanova Wildcats NCAAB Prediction: Villanova to Cover
Villanova has been nothing short of dominant since losing their Big East opener to Creighton by 20. Marquette could be next in line.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Villanova -13.5
It took some time, but it’s slowly beginning to look like one of those years for Jay Wright’s team. How long they dominate basketball’s best conference remains to be seen, but they enter in another good spot at home here. We’re going to ride this momentum out.
Take Villanova’s spread for this Big East matchup.
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