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:
Nova is +1….line opened at Nova +3.
— PA Sportsbooks (@PASportsbooks) November 13, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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