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CBB Betting: Hartford Hawks vs. Villanova Wildcats Odds and Analysis

Hartford Hawks vs. Villanova Wildcats College Basketball best bets and odds

A clear difference exists between Jay Wright and all other coaches. With two national championships since 2016, the Wildcats have credibility. So too are they a perpetual

March Madness betting favorite. Wright is seen by gamblers as the man with the plan. He took over a moribund Villanova program. And he transformed Nova into a blue blood elite. In fact, the Wildcats have surpassed such programs as UCLA and Indiana. They are at least equal to Kansas, Duke, North Carolina, and Kentucky. With that status comes an increase in price on the board. Most gamblers haven’t cared.

Hartford Hawks vs. Villanova Wildcats Betting Information

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
TV Coverage: ESPN2

Hartford Hawks vs. Villanova Wildcats Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Hartford +24½ (-110) 137 (-110) +3250
Villanova -24½ (-110) 137 (-110) -7500
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 Hartford Hawks vs. Villanova Wildcats CashBet Wagering Analysis

 On this occasion, Nova will draw massive sportsbook odds handle. Few teams can match the Wildcats for public popularity on the board. Villanova has immediate name-brand status with the masses. Comparable to other teams like Hartford the Wildcats have blue blood cache. There is no way that squares are going to buck Nova as a chalk. Especially in comparison to a low-profile program like Harford. Oddsmakers are fully aware of this. And will sweeten the pot to scare squares off Nova.   Casual bettors will gladly pay full retail on the Cats.

Hartford Hawks Team Overview

 At the onset of the season, Hartford opened as a 2021 March Madness betting longshot. Which is always the case when it comes to the Hawks. Hartford has played only one game this season. To illustrate on November 27 the Hawks lost to Connecticut 69-57 as 23.5-point dogs. Under the total of 147 paid as well. Namely, Moses Flowers led Hartford with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Connecticut shot 44% from the floor against the Hawks.

John Gallagher has been Hartford head coach since 2010. To summarize his career record is 140-178. Hartford has avoided losing seasons in their past three campaigns. The Hawks play in the America East Conference. They are yet to break through to a March Madness bid.

Villanova Wildcats Team Overview

So far Villanova has a bet on NCAA basketball record of 2-1 straight up, 1-2 against the spread, and 1-2 under the total. Most noticeable was an 81-73 loss to Virginia Tech as 9.5-point favorites. Also, did Nova beat Arizona State 74-83 as 6-point chalk. Game one was a 76-67 win over Boston College as 15.5-point chalk. Of course, the loss to Virginia Tech should serve as motivational fuel.

Through the first three games, Jeremiah Robinson Earl has stood out. To illuminate Robinson Earl is averaging 20 points and 9 rebounds per game. The sophomore forward was a freshman regular in 2019-20. He averaged 10.5 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.

Hartford Hawks at Villanova Wildcats Against the Spread

In sum, Hartford has covered 34 of their last 60 games. As a dog, the Hawks are 20-11 against the spread. In non-conference games, Hartford is 17-11 vs. the line.

Hartford is 26-36-1 under the total in all games. And then as a dog, the Hawks are 12-18-1 to the under. In non-conference games, Hartford is 11-16 under the total.

Overall Villanova is 15-16-2 against the spread. As chalk Nova is 11-15-1 on the board. And then the Wildcats are 6-8-1 with the line in non-conference games. On the over-under board, Nova is 12-21 under the total.   As chalk Villanova is 10-17 under the number. Against non-conference teams, the Wildcats are 7-8 to the under.

Villanova won and covered their only previous meeting with Hartford.

Hartford Hawks at Villanova Wildcats CashBet Free Pick

In this situation, Villanova enters as a top tier 2021 March Madness Betting favorite. The Wildcats will be motived to atone for their loss to Virginia Tech. Look for Robinson Earl and company to make things right.

Hartford at Villanova CashBet Best Bet:

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