Villanova at Rutgers NCAA Basketball Betting

NCAA basketball betting favors Villanova on Wednesday as they travel to face Rutgers.

The fourth-ranked Wildcats are 16-1 and they are not expected to have much difficulty in this NCAA basketball betting game against Rutgers who is last in the Big East.  The only concern in college basketball betting would be that Villanova has a letdown after Sunday’s win against Georgetown.

NCAA basketball betting has seen Villanova win 7 of their last 10 against Rutgers but they are just 4-6 against the college basketball betting odds in those games.  Villanova is playing so well though that it is tough to make a case for Rutgers in NCAA basketball betting.  Scottie Reynolds had 27 points in Sunday’s win against Georgetown.  Villanova is now tied for first in the Big East with Pittsburgh. They can thank Reynolds for the win over the Hoyas. "He's had big scoring games," Villanova coach Jay Wright said, "He made big shots. He's had some amazing games in his career. But he's developed an efficiency about his game. Getting that offensive rebound among all those trees and calling timeout. He does whatever is necessary."  Reynolds has sure been hot lately as he also scored 36 points in the win over Louisville.

Villanova is off to their best start in the Big East since 2002-03 and overall they are just a win away from matching the 1963-64 team that started 17-1.  It looks like they should be able to get their 17th win on Wednesday since Rutgers is really having trouble in NCAA basketball betting.  The Scarlet Knights lost their sixth straight game over the weekend, 73-64 to South Florida.  The average margin of losing is 15.5 points during the streak. Leading scorer Mike Rosario is in a big slump and Rutgers has no answers in college basketball betting.   They turned the ball over 19 times in the NCAA basketball betting loss to South Florida. “Early on, we weren’t turning the ball over,’’ head coach Fred Hill said, “The last three or four games we have been struggling turning over the ball. You can’t turn over the ball 19 times and expect to win a game, especially on the road.’’  Rosario didn’t even score in the first half and finished 4 of 16 for 13 points. College basketball betting stats show that he has made only 13 of his last 60 shots. 

Villanova beat Rutgers 82-72 at home last season but didn’t cover the NCAA basketball betting line. Rutgers was a winner at home two years ago against Villanova in college basketball betting by a score of 80-68.