Villanova Basketball March Madness Odds, Best Bets, and Season Recap
The college basketball season is starting to wind down, which means March Madness is right around the corner. It’s one of the best events in all of sports, and a godsend for bettors. The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is especially fun to wager on, and as the tourney gets closer we’ll be bringing you everything you need to get ready. We’ll be taking a look at all of the top teams one by one, and today we’re breaking down the top squad in the Big East, the Villanova Wildcats.
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Villanova Basketball Schedule – The Season So Far
Villanova has established themselves as a true powerhouse the past handful of years, and they are once again one of the best teams in the country. They’ve been considered the top team in the Big East the whole season, although Creighton is now nipping at their heels. They started the season 11-1, but have now gone just 2-2 in their last four games.
One of those losses was by 16 points to Creighton, which might not bode well for a potential conference tournament meeting. They’re still ranked tenth in the polls, and the offense has been undeniably impressive. They’re deep on that side of the ball, with five different guys averaging at least 10.9 points per game.
Their problems are on defense, as they’re just 88th nationally in defensive efficiency per Kenpom’s numbers. They don’t have very much size, with nobody in the rotation taller than 6’9, leaving them vulnerable to teams with great opposing big men.
Sportsbook Betting Odds for Villanova to win NCAA Tournament
Villanova might be hovering at around 10th in both the polls and advanced metrics sites, but oddsmakers seem to have them rated a bit higher than that. At FanDuel the Wildcats are +1200 to win it all, which represents the fourth-lowest odds behind only Baylor, Gonzaga, and Michigan.
FanDuel has them at +120 to win the Big East Tournament, with Creighton not too far behind at +250. As for their Final Four odds, Villanova is at +200 to be one of the last four teams standing.
Best Villanova March Madness Bets
I don’t think they’re the fourth best team in the country, nor do I like those Final Four odds. However, I’m taking a nibble on them at +120 to win the Big East. Don’t overreact to a couple of games, they’ve been the clear best team in the conference all season, and I’d make them a significant favorite in a potential rematch with Creighton.
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March Madness team-by-team guides
Be sure to check out the rest of our March Madness team guides, providing everything you need to know ahead of the huge college basketball tournament!Last updated: Mon 1st March 2021