Houston vs. Villanova NCAA Tournament Elite Eight Betting Picks and Predictions

by | Mar 25, 2022

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Houston vs. Villanova Betting Picks & Predictions

Houston vs. Villanova Betting Line

Houston vs Villanova Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Houston -2.5 128.5 -110 -111 -139 116

Houston vs. Villanova Game Info

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:09 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Computer Predictions for Houston vs. Villanova

Computer picks for Cougars vs Wildcats
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Villanova (+2.5) Over (128.5) Villanova 68 Houston 67

Houston vs. Villanova Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Houston is 29-12-0 this season.
  • This season, the Cougars have an against the spread record of 26-12 in their 38 games as a favorite of 2.5 points or more.
  • Houston’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under in 40.5% of its opportunities (17 times in 42 games with a set point total).
  • Houston Leaders

  • Kyler Edwards leads the Cougars scoring 14.1 points per game.
  • Jamal Shead leads Houston with 5.9 assists per game and Josh Carlton paces the squad with 6.3 rebounds per outing.
  • The Cougars are led by Edwards from beyond the arc. He hits 2.7 shots from deep per game.
  • Shead leads the team with 1.7 steals per game. Fabian White Jr. collects 1.4 blocks a contest to pace Houston.
  • Houston Season Stats

    Stat Rank
    Field Goal % 46.9 37
    Opp. Field Goal % 37.4 1
    Rebounds Per Game 35.4 26
    Opp. Rebounds Per Game 26.8 7
    Turnovers Per Game 10.3 314
    Opp. Turnovers Per Game 13.2 268

    Villanova vs. Houston Betting Trends

  • Villanova is 21-16-2 against the spread this season.
  • The Wildcats don’t have a win ATS (0-3) as a 2.5-point underdog or greater this season.
  • There have been 17 Villanova games (out of 36) that hit the over this year.
  • Villanova Leaders

  • Collin Gillespie’s strong performances this season give him the top spot on the Wildcats scoring and assists leaderboards with 15.9 points per game and 3.3 assists per game.
  • Jermaine Samuels’ 6.4 rebounds per game paces Villanova’s rebounding effort. He also adds 11 points per game.
  • Gillespie is tops from three-point range for the Wildcats, hitting three treys per game.
  • Nobody on Villanova grabs more steals than Brandon Slater (1.1 per game) or blocks more shots than Samuels (0.7 per game).
  • Villanova Season Stats

    Stat Rank
    Field Goal % 43.7 203
    Opp. Field Goal % 40.8 41
    Rebounds Per Game 31.8 189
    Opp. Rebounds Per Game 29.1 56
    Turnovers Per Game 9.3 347
    Opp. Turnovers Per Game 11.6 136

    Betting Tips for Houston vs. Villanova

    After digging through all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup, our best bet against the spread is Villanova (+2.5). Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 128.5 points, with the teams finishing with a final score of Houston 68, Villanova 67 when all is said and done.

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