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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Point Total InsightsIn 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 DataStrong 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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Winthrop Betting DataWinthrop 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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