Those that bet on college basketball see that it is suddenly a very important game for Connecticut as their season is slipping away. A win over Villanova on the road is almost a necessity if Connecticut is to make the NCAA Tournament.
College basketball betting had Connecticut losing on Saturday against Cincinnati in head coach Jim Calhoun’s first game back after taking a medical leave. He may have wished he had stayed away since it was a terrible performance at home for the Huskies. Calhoun said it was “one of the worst performances I’ve had here at UConn in 24 years.” Connecticut lost in college basketball betting 60-48 to Cincinnati. It was the fewest points UConn had scored in a game since 2002. “I’m really incredibly disappointed with the performance,” said Calhoun. “I’m embarrassed by it, quite frankly.”
Connecticut now has to take on a very talented Villanova team on the road. The Wildcats don’t lose very often and unless Connecticut comes up with a huge effort it seems unlikely the Huskies can get the win. Connecticut is now 4-8 in the Big East and looking at the NIT instead of the NCAA Tournament. If they are to get things turned around they need a signature win at Villanova.
Connecticut has not been a team to make a bet on college basketball with lately. Huskies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Huskies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. What also hurts Connecticut is that they are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings at Villanova.
The Wildcats are 6-0 in college basketball betting in their last 6 Monday games. The Wildcats are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. The home team is 8-2 in college basketball betting in the last 10 meetings.
Six of the last eight Connecticut conference games have gone under the college basketball betting total. 10 of the last 14 Connecticut road games have gone under for this that bet on college basketball. Villanova is the opposite when it comes to college basketball betting totals. They have gone over in 14 of their last 18 overall. In this series, four of the last five at Villanova have gone under the bet on college basketball total.