Villanova Wildcats vs. Winthrop Eagles NCAAB Men’s Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 19, 2021

The No. 12 Winthrop Eagles (23-1) are 6-point underdogs to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament when they meet the No. 5 Villanova Wildcats (16-6) on Friday. Here are some insights into this 5-12 matchup in the South Region bracket that tips off at 9:57 PM ET, live on TNT.

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Villanova vs Winthrop Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Villanova -6 -112 -108 143 -109 -110 -270 216

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Point Total Insights

  • In 12 of its 22 games this season (54.5%), Villanova and its opponents have gone over the current over/under of 143.
  • In 58.3% of Winthrop games this season (14/24), the total points scored was greater than Friday’s total of 143.
  • The combined points per game average of the two teams, 155, is 12 points above Friday’s over/under.
  • The Wildcats put up 8.7 more points per game (75.5) than the Eagles give up (66.8).
  • The Eagles score an average of 79.5 points per game, 12.4 more points than the 67.1 the Wildcats allow to opponents.
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    Villanova Betting Data

  • Strong against the spread this season, the Wildcats have covered eight times in 15 contests.
  • The Wildcats have posted a losing record of 3-5 against the spread when the spread is -6 or higher.
  • The Wildcats have typically run under the total this season, reaching the over/under in 0 of 15 games (0%).
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    Villanova Leaders

    Wildcats Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 14 17.1 9.1 2.1 0.9 0.6 0.9
    Justin Moore 14 13.8 3.5 2.4 0.7 0.2 1.9
    Collin Gillespie 12 13.6 3.2 4.2 1.1 0.0 2.1
    Jermaine Samuels 14 10.4 6.3 2.4 0.2 0.3 0.9
    Caleb Daniels 14 9.9 2.2 1.6 0.6 0.1 1.5

    Winthrop Betting Data

  • Winthrop has covered the spread in more than half of its contests, going 17-5 ATS.
  • The Eagles have fared well as a 6-point underdog, going 13-4 against the spread when they are at least 6-point underdogs.
  • In most of Winthrop’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (3 out of 22 games, 13.6%).
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    Winthrop Leaders

    Eagles Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Chandler Vaudrin 17 11.7 7.7 7.7 1.4 0.1 0.5
    Charles Falden 17 11.6 3.2 0.5 0.8 0.1 1.9
    Adonis Arms 17 11.0 4.9 1.6 0.8 0.3 1.2
    D.J. Burns 17 10.1 3.1 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.0
    Michael Anumba 17 6.6 4.2 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.5
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