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Delaware Fightin` Blue Hens
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Villanova vs. Delaware 3/18/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Villanova Wildcats vs Delaware Fightin` Blue Hens Odds & Info

Game Villanova Wildcats vs Delaware Fightin` Blue Hens
Date & Time Friday March 18, 2022, 2:45 PM (EDT)
PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, PA
Latest odds
VILL -15.5 ; O/U 133.5
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The Delaware Blue Hens will play the Villanova Wildcats at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday in the first round of the East Region of the NCAA tournament. Delaware defeated UNC-Wilmington 59-55 to win the Colonial Athletic Association tournament. Jyare Davis was the leading scorer for Delaware with 18 points. The Blue Hens finished the regular season 22-12.

Jameer Nelson Jr is the leading scorer for Delaware with an average of 13.7 points per game, while Dylan Painter is the second leading scorer in the leading rebounder with averages of 11.9 points to and 6.6 rebounds per game. Kevin Anderson is the leader in assists with an average of 3.6 assists per game. Delaware has four players averaging in double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 73.8 points per game.

Villanova defeated the Creighton Blue Jays 54-58 to win the Big East tournament on Saturday. The leading scorer for Villanova was Collin Gillespie with 17 points. Villanova shot only 33.3% but held Creighton to 32.8% shooting. The Wildcats finished the regular season 26-7. Villanova has won five straight and 10 of the last 11 with only a loss to UConn during that span.

Collin Gillespie is the leading scorer and leader in assists for Villanova with averages of 15.9 points and 3.3 assists per game, while Eric Dixon is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.3 rebounds per game. Villanova has four players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 72.6 points per game. The Wildcats are shooting 43.7% overall and 35.9% from 3-point territory.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Delaware is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 following a win ATS
  • The UNDER has cashed in each of the Blue Hens last 4
  • Villanova is 16-5 ATS in its last 21 tournament games
  • The UNDER has cashed in each of the Wildcats last 6 as chalk

Free NCAAB Pick:

Villanova Wildcats -15.5

Vilanova has played exceptionally well over the final month as the Wildcats have won 10 of their last 11 and are coming off a victory over Creighton in the Big East tournament championship game where they held the Bluejays to just 48 points. On the season, Villanova allowed an average of only 63.6 points per game and 41.0% shooting. Delaware finished the regular season 15-19 ATS. Final Score Prediction, Villanova Wildcats win and cover ATS 74-49. 

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