UConn Huskies vs Villanova Wildcats 2-5-22

UConn Huskies vs Villanova Wildcats 2/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

UConn Huskies vs Villanova Wildcats 2/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The #17 UConn Huskies will meet with the #12 Villanova Wildcats in a Big East Conference clash in Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA, on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 12:00 PM (EST). The Huskies of Connecticut are looking to bounce back from a tough setback in their Big East matchup.

 

In Tuesday’s tight 59-55 home defeat to Creighton, UConn was a huge 10.5 point favorite, snapping a five-game unbeaten run. The Huskies are 6-3 in the Big East competition and are one of the top teams in the league. In five of their nine conference games, the Huskies covered the spread.

 

In Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball rankings, the Huskies are rated 19th in DI and are 3-1 on the road in Big East play, including a victory against Marquette. UConn is currently generating 78.2 points per game, which ranks them 38th in the country. They permit only 63.8 points per game on average, putting them in 49th place overall.

 

  • The total went OVER in 6 of Connecticut’s last 8 matches.
  • The University of Connecticut Huskies is 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches against Villanova.
  • Connecticut is 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches in the Big East Conference.

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UConn Huskies vs Villanova Wildcats Predictions 2/5/2022

 

The Villanova Wildcats are itching to return to action. In Wednesday’s 83-73 away defeat to Marquette, they saw their three-game unbeaten run snapped.

 

Nova was given a 4.5-point advantage in the surprise loss. This is an excellent club that is 9-3 in conference play this year. In their previous five matches, the Wildcats only covered the spread once.

 

In Ken Pomeroy’s rankings, the Wildcats are placed 8th overall, while they moved up two positions to #12 in the AP Top 25 this week. Villanova is 5-1 in their six conference home games and is averaging 72.5 points per game, which ranks them 155th in the country. They surrender an average of 61.1 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in DI.

 

  • The University of Villanova Wildcats is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Villanova’s last 6 matches against Connecticut.
  • Villanova is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 matches in the Big East Conference.

#17 UConn Huskies vs #12 Villanova Wildcats. The NCAAB pick for this game is the #12 Villanova Wildcats. From an offensive sense, the UConn Huskies struck a snag. They only scored 57 and 55 points in their past two matches, which isn’t promising against Villanova’s great defense.

 

Overall, the Wildcats claimed nine of their past 11 matches. Furthermore, in this meeting, the Wildcats have the higher scoring team. They are now ranked sixth in Division I in adjusted offensive efficiency, generating 117.9 points per 100 possessions, compared to UConn’s 112.3.

 

Villanova is one of the finest three-point shooting teams in the country, and it’s one area where the Huskies may be exploited. They are ranked 216th in the US in three-point defense. The #12 Villanova Wildcats will win to a predicted score of 69-62.

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 12:00 PM (EST)

 

Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

 

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022

 

TV: FOX

 

NCAAB Odds: #12 Villanova Wildcats -6

 

NCAAB Totals: 130

 

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