How To Bet Villanova vs. Ohio State: Odds and Prediction

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I’m introducing my new Villanova betting system tonight– it’s complex, nuanced, and completely free: bet Villanova every game. That’s it. It’s that simple. Let’s get into it in our Villanova-Ohio State betting preview.

Why? Reasons. Lots of them.

Jay Wright is 218-170-9 against the spread since 2005.

Since 2012, he is 128-76-5 against the spread. In fact, the only season in that in which he wasn’t over .500 ATS was 2016, the year Villanova won its first of two National Championships in three years.

He’s 37-22-2 ATS over the last two seasons.

In short, Jay Wright is money. Literally. Figuratively. And in ways I can’t fully explain in a public forum.


Rollie Massimino would have turned 85 today.

And Villanova lost alumnus Bill Finneran today. A 1963 grad, he paid $22.6 million for Villanova to renovate the now Finneran Pavilion.

There’s enough Heavenly pull there for Villanova to shut out Ohio State.


Villanova vs. Ohio State Odds

Here are the odds for Villanova vs. Ohio State at DraftKings Sportsbook PA:

  • Spread: Villanova +1, Ohio State -1
  • Moneyline: Villanova -105, Magic -115
  • Total: 127.5


Where The Money Is Going

DraftKings reports that 64% of the action is on the Cats:

It’s no surprise that Villanova is getting the large share of bets at DraftKings, given that it’s available in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. But the line shifting to a near-pick on the road for a young team speaks to me in ways only Jay Wright can.


Injury Concerns

While Villanova is a young team that has only one senior on the roster (walk-on Tim Saunders), they might not be at as much of a disadvantage as you’d think. Ohio State will be without its only senior, forward Andrew Wesson.

More trouble: The Buckeyes won’t have Musa Jallow, losing more wing depth.


Troubling Trend

In what figures to be a close game against a typically fierce and combative Villanova team, Ohio State shot only 50 percent from the free throw line in its first two games. Not the sort of performance that inspires confidence on national TV against a top 10 team.


Recommended Bets

FOX Bet PA is offering a Philly Special on the Sixers, Flyers, and Villanova to win tonight at +900 odds. The max bet is $100. All three teams are underdogs, but it’s a unique and fun bet to explore.

New users who sign up for FOX Bet here can get a $20 free bet with no deposit and a $100 deposit bonus.

DraftKings Sportsbook is offering the same bet at +815 odds.

New users who sign up for DraftKings here can also get the Eagles at +300 odds.

Otherwise, you can grab Villanova as a pick’em(!) at FOX Bet as of writing this.

Or, take them to win by 6-10 at +475 at FOX Bet.

In short, I could go on and on here, but there is no way I am (ever) betting against Jay Wright tonight in a game where two Villanova legends will be watching with a vested interested.


Villanova vs. Ohio State Prediction

Villanova by 50. Young squad in a tough spot on the road, but one in which they should have no problem getting up for.

Pick: Villanova, all Villanova

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5 Responses

  1. I’m all for rooting for Nova. But Kyle are you just being dumb on a comedic level?? Nova by 50 points.. Thats hilarious!!

    Also mentioning that Ohio State is without a basic benchwarmer that you claim adds wing depth is also hilarious. Musa Jallow!?!? Wow he’s a threat lol.

    Going to Nova doesn’t mean you know anything. In fact I’m shocked that you even post anything about the game, clearly this is a big betting thing for your new betting website.. I mean copying stats from VUhoops would have been more respectable. Love how you are giving Ohio State crap for a 58 percent FT. Lets not miss out on Villanova’s horrid 17 turnovers..

    I have Nova winning but I would love to bet against your Nova by 50 points!!

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