College Basketball Best Bet: Trust UConn at Home

With a full slate of college basketball, Matt McCuen finds his favorite play in the UConn vs Villanova matchup.
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College Basketball Best Bet: Trust UConn at Home

Tonight we will have a significant battle in the Big East as the Villanova Wildcats take on the Uconn Huskies. These two teams meant up a couple of weeks in a game where Villanova blew them out.

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UConn vs Villanova Prediction

The Huskies will look to get some revenge on their home court tonight in what should be a great game. Villanova enters this game ranked number eight in the nation, led by senior guard Collin Gilespie who has been outstanding for the Cats this season.

This is a typical Villanova team under their head coach Jay Wright. Wright has his kids playing hard-nosed competitive basketball night in and night out. Their tough attitude, paired with their talent, makes them one of the best teams in all of the nation and a legitimate contender to win the Big East.

UConn does not have one-star players as they work on a more balanced attack, but their most dangerous player comes in the form of point guard RJ Cole. Cole, a senior, has been great for the Huskies this year, both scoring and distributing the basketball. UConn will need Cole to step up tonight and play his normal style against this great Villanova team. UConn has one of the best big men in all of the nation as well in the form of Adama Sanogo. Sanogo is a monster on the glass this year, averaging nearly nine rebounds per game. These are both very strong defensive teams, both allowing less than sixty-five points per game. 

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The play I am turning to for tonight's game will be to back the Connecticut Huskies on the money line. I am still hurt from last night's epic collapse by the TCU Horned Frogs, but we have to lose some bets to keep us honest! Tonight I have a ton of confidence in this UConn team who I believe is starting to play a strong brand of basketball. UConn has been really good as of late and playing at home after going down in Villanova.

This should be a favorable spot for the Huskies. I think that the balance this team has matches up really well against Villanova. A huge advantage on this game should be the glass for UConn, who is one of the best rebounding teams in the nation. Villanova, if you want to pick out a weakness on them, it would be their rebounding and lack of size on the glass. UConn comes into this game averaging 41.5 rebounds per game compared to Villanova, who is averaging 35.1 rebounds a game. The advantages here certainly go to UConn on the glass, and this should play a significant role in this contest tonight. I will fade the public here and back the home team to get us rich! 

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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