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NCAA Basketball Picks: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Villanova Wildcats

Jeff GrantContributor IDecember 13, 2016

NCAA Basketball Picks: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Villanova Wildcats

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    The Villanova Wildcats are 4-15-1 against the spread in February over the last two-plus seasons, which is important to consider when making your NCAA basketball picks on Monday night, when they host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at The Pavilion.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wildcats are 10-point favorites in the college basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 130 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big East Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering a prediction on the total along the way. 

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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    The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have compiled a 2-8 straight-up and against-the-spread record in their last 10 games. They come off a 75-69 setback to the DePaul Blue Demons as 1.5-point road underdogs last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Scarlet Knights are 6-7 against the spread as road underdogs of 9.5 to 12 points over the last two-plus seasons.

Villanova Wildcats

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    The Villanova Wildcats have won three of their last four games, including a 70-61 victory over the Connecticut Huskies as 4.5-point road underdogs last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the over is 6-1 in the Wildcats' last seven home games when the total is between 130 and 134.5. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their sports betting picks on Monday night, as the over is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Villanova Wildcats.

    NCAA Basketball Pick: Over 130

     

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