Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs. Blue Demons CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(10-4) Villanova Wildcats vs. Depaul Blue Demons (9-4)
Date: Saturday, January 8th, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Venue: Wintrust Arena
CBB Moneyline Odds: Villanova OFF | Depaul OFF
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Villanova -7.5 | Depaul +7.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: 134.5
Saturday Big East action sees the Villanova Wildcats on the road to face the Depaul Blue Demons.
The tip-off is set for 2:00 ET from Wintrust Arena on January 6th.
The Wildcats started off as a 7 point favorite and that number is now up to 7.5. The total has stayed at 134.5 for the moment, but I would expect to see some movement between now and tip-off.
Villanova has played well this year, but I still think they could be playing better. At the moment, I would not put them in the category of an elite team, but I still think they could get there by the end of the season.
The Wildcats beat the Creighton Bluejays on Wednesday by a score of 75-41. That must have felt nice for them because back in December, the Bluejays had their way with the Wildcats.
These guys have faced some good teams, but they have not always had the most success when going against them. A few losses that stand out to me are the ones against Baylor and Purdue. I know it is hard to do, but you have got beat teams like that if you want to be in the upper echelon of programs in college hoops.
The offense was free-flowing and efficient in their last game, as four players reached double figures. The leading scorer ended up being Justin Moore, who had 22 points and 4 rebounds. Jermaine Samuels also added in 18 points and 7 boards.
DePaul Blue Demons
A lot of other teams in the Big East may be getting more attention and chatter, but Depaul has been pretty good this year. They are no easy out for anyone as of now.
Currently, the Blue Demons have a record of 9-4. They have not played all that many skilled teams so far, but they will on Saturday when they host this Villanova club. It will be no easy task to beat them, even with the game being in Chicago.
These guys lost to the St. John’s Red Storm on Wednesday by a score of 89-84. As seen by the final score, it was a back-and-forth game, but the home team was just able to do a bit more and come up with the victory.
In college basketball, if you score 84 points, you should be able to win the ball game, but that was not the case in their last game, as the defense was just not good enough. That will have to get fixed on Saturday or Villanova will torch their defense.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Villanova is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
- Villanova is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against DePaul.
- Villanova is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games played in January.
- DePaul is 0-10 SU in their last 10 game at home against Villanova.
- Depaul is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Saturday at home.
- The total has gone over in 5 of DePaul’s last 6 games against Villanova.
Free Villanova Wildcats vs. DePaul Blue Demons NCAAB Summary:
After a tough loss in their last game, DePaul will look to play better when they face Villanova on Saturday. Will they make the adjustments needed on the defensive side of the ball or not?
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Villanova ATS
Yes, the Wildcats are hitting the road to face a solid team, but this is a game they need to take care of business in. If they want to be in the mix for the big boys in college hoops this year, they cannot lose these ones.
In this spot, I just feel Nova will be too much for the Blue Demons to handle. They are the better team and I have been more impressed with their resume thus far during this campaign.
The 7.5 may seem like a high number to lay in a conference battle, but I like it here.
My play is on the Wildcats at -7.5 in this ball game.
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