Connecticut vs Villanova 3/11/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: Villanova Wildcats vs Connecticut Huskies
Date & Time: 3/12/2022, 2:00 AM UTC
Location: Madison Square Garden
Latest Odds: VILL -4 ; Total 131.5
TV Channel: FS1

The World’s Most Famous Arena will host a Big East Tournament semifinal battle between the UConn Huskies and the Villanova Wildcats. The 20th ranked Huskies (23-8) finished seven games above .500 in conference play and are arguably the most talented team in the field. Last night, UConn built an 11-point halftime lead and cruised to a 62-52 victory versus Seton Hall.

Tyrese Martin and R.J. Cole led UConn with 17 points apiece on a combined 12-for-26 from the field. Isaiah Whaley added ten points and seven rebounds for the Huskies.

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The Villanova Wildcats won 16 of their 20 regular season conference games and are allowing 63.6 points per contest. Last night, Villanova stormed back from a 17-point second half deficit to escape with a 66-65 victory versus St. John’s The eighth-ranked Wildcats (24-7) converted 17-for-20 from the charity stripe and shot just 36 percent from the field.

Villanova G Caleb Daniels nailed 5-for-9 from long distance and finished with a team-high 19 points. Senior G Collin Gillespie chipped in 14 points and six rebounds for the Wildcats. 

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Betting Trends

  • The Huskies are 8-2 in their last 10 games.
  • The Huskies are 13-17-1 ATS.
  • The Wildcats are 8-2 in their last 10 games.
  • The Wildcats are 15-15-1 ATS.
Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Connecticut Huskies +4

Villanona won the first meeting with UConn by an 85-74 final score and the Huskies returned the favor with a two-point home victory. I picked UConn to win this tournament and I have not seen any reason to doubt that pick. Final Score Prediction, UConn Huskies win 68-64.

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