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Houston vs. Villanova 3/26/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Villanova Wildcats vs Houston Cougars Odds & Info

Game Villanova Wildcats vs Houston Cougars
Date & Time Saturday March 26, 2022, 6:09 PM (EDT)
Location
At&t Center At&t Center, San Antonio, USA
Latest odds
HOU - 2 ; O/U 128
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The Houston Cougars square off with the Villanova Wildcats Saturday night in Dallas, TX for an Elite 8 matchup. Houston comes into the elite 8 on a tear riding a six game win streak following a double digit victory over Arizona on Thursday. Defensively Houston was dominant against Arizona holding the Wildcats to 33.3% from the floor and 31.8% from beyond the arc leading to the win.

Offensively Jamal Shead led the way for the Houston offense posting a team high 21 points on five of 16 shooting in 38 minutes on the floor. Kyler Edwards added a second best 19 points in 38 minutes and big man Josh Carlton chipped in 10 points and a team high 7 rebounds.

The Villanova Wildcats come into the elite eight as one of the highest seeds remaining in the tournament writing an 8 game win streak. Villanova beat Michigan 63-55 in the sweet 16 after holding Michigan to 34.4% shooting and 33.3% from beyond the arc.

Colin Gillespie Is the motor within the Villanova offense leading the way with 15.9 points per game to go along with a team high 3.3 assists. Justin Moore is second on the team scoring 15 points per game and Jermaine Samuels chips in 11 points and a team high 6.4 rebounds.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Houston are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 10 games.
  • Houston are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
  • Villanova are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Villanova's last 6 games.

Free NCAAB Pick:

Houston Cougars -2

Both teams come into the elite 8 running hot but the Houston momentum will be the difference. Houston is a tough gritty team that will stifle the Villanova offense on Saturday. Take Houston to do enough to get past Villanova Saturday and punch their ticket into the final four. Final Score Prediction, Houston wins and covers 73-69.

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