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(32-3) Villanova Wildcats vs. Wisconsin Badgers (26-9)
2017 NCAA Tournament – East Region
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 2:40 PM ET
Venue: First Niagara Center, Buffalo, New York
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Wildcats -5.5
CBB Betting Total: 128.5
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The Wildcats got a scare in the first half of their opening game but could not have been better in the second half. I am not worried about the champs.
It is harder to gauge just what Wisconsin is. At times they look like a top team and others far from it. But the potential is there. Maybe. This group has a lot of experience.
I am not sure what was up in the first half against Mount St. Mary’s. Good on the Mount to compete but really I think the champs were playing down to the competition.
Villanova showed their depth in the opener with Donte DiVincenzo leading the team with 21 points (and one missed dunk). Not many teams have a guy on the bench that can step up like that.
Josh Hart did not have a great game against the Mount, thanks to foul trouble early. The fact that he was good in the second half shows calms any concerns I have about the POY candidate. (I didn’t really have any)
The Badgers are not going to will like the Mount. The Wildcats are going to have to play well for two halves if they are going to be comfortable late.
The Badgers are always dangerous this time of year. They have great senior leadership and play a style that enables them to compete with any team in the country.
Wisconsin played their game in beating Virginia Tech. They were efficient on offense and leaned on their most experienced players. Bronson Koenig scored 28 points.
It was nice to see Nigel Hayes be a contributor. He had a double-double against the Hokies and could be the x-factor – his next game could be his last.
This could be a game where Ethan Happ is critical. The Wildcats are not deep or great in the post where he likes to operate. There could be an advantage there.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 9-2-1 in WIS last 12 neutral site games.
- WIS are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Sat. games.
- VILL are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Big Ten.
- Over is 9-2 in VILL last 11 vs. Big Ten.
- Under is 18-7 in VILL last 25 overall.
Free Villanova Wildcats vs. Wisconsin Badgers NCAAB Prediction:
The Wildcats are going to be solid favourites in every game til at least the Elite Eight. This number seems reasonable, a close game throughout can still mean a solid cover.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Wildcats -5.5
Could come down to which player shines brightest. My money is on Hart.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Villanova 78 – Wisconsin 70
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