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Villanova vs. Ohio State – NCAA Tournament Second Round – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The No. 2 seed Villanova Wildcats (27-7) are 5.5-point favorites as they look to secure a place in the Sweet 16 in an NCAA Tournament Round of 32 South Regional Region bracket matchup against the No. 7 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (20-11) on Sunday at PPG Paints Arena, tipping off at 2:40 PM.

Villanova vs. Ohio State Predictions

Villanova vs. Ohio State Betting Odds

Villanova vs Ohio State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Villanova -5.5 132.5 points

Villanova vs. Ohio State Last 10 Games

  • Villanova covered the spread four times in its last 10 matchups while putting up a 10-0 record straight-up in those games.
  • The final score of the last 10 Villanova games has exceeded the set total four times.
  • The Wildcats’ past 10 outings have ended with an average of 134.9 points scored. That’s 2.4 more points than this contest’s over/under.
  • Over their past 10 games, the Wildcats have a points-per-game average 5.2 points below their season-long scoring average.
  • Ohio State covered the spread five times in its last 10 matchups while putting up a 5-5 record straight-up in those games.
  • Ohio State’s past 10 outings saw six hit the over.
  • The Buckeyes’ last 10 games have ended with an average of 140.1 points scored. That’s 7.6 more points than this contest’s over/under.
  • In their past 10 games, the Buckeyes have a 70.9 points-per-game average, 2.3 points below their season-long scoring average.

Villanova vs. Ohio State Betting Trends

  • Villanova has gone 17-16-2 against the spread this season.
  • In games they have played as 5.5-point favorites or more, the Wildcats have an ATS record of 11-12-1.
  • Villanova’s games have gone over the total 17 times out of 35 chances this season.
  • The 72.9 points per game the Wildcats score are 5.3 more points than the Buckeyes allow (67.6).
  • When Villanova puts up more than 67.6 points, it is 11-10-2 against the spread and 20-4 overall.
  • Ohio State has gone 17-14-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Buckeyes have a perfect 2-0 ATS record when playing as at least 5.5-point underdogs.
  • This year, Ohio State’s games have hit the over 19 times.
  • The Buckeyes’ 73.2 points per game are 10.2 more points than the 63 the Wildcats allow to opponents.
  • Ohio State is 16-9 against the spread and 18-7 overall when it scores more than 63 points.

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Villanova vs. Ohio State Over/Under Trends

  • Villanova and its opponents have combined to outscore Sunday’s over/under of 132.5 points 19 times this season.
  • There have been 24 Ohio State games that have ended with a combined score higher than 132.5 points this season.
  • The over/under for the game of 132.5 is 13.6 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Wildcats (72.9 points per game) and the Buckeyes (73.2 points per game).
  • These two teams give up a combined 130.6 points per game, 1.9 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • On average, the Wildcats have seen a 136.2 over/under in their games this season, 3.7 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 6.5 points fewer than the average over/under in Buckeyes’ games this season (139 points).

Villanova Team Leaders

  • Collin Gillespie: 15.9 PTS, 44.3 FG%, 42.3 3PT% (102-for-241)
  • Justin Moore: 15.2 PTS, 40.3 FG%, 35.3 3PT% (73-for-207)
  • Jermaine Samuels: 10.5 PTS, 45.3 FG%, 26.3 3PT% (25-for-95)
  • Eric Dixon: 9.2 PTS, 50.9 FG%, 48.3 3PT% (14-for-29)
  • Brandon Slater: 8.9 PTS, 1.1 STL, 50.7 FG%, 34.1 3PT% (30-for-88)

Ohio State Team Leaders

  • E.J. Liddell: 19.5 PTS, 8 REB, 2.5 BLK, 49.1 FG%, 37 3PT% (44-for-119)
  • Malaki Branham: 13.4 PTS, 49.5 FG%, 41.5 3PT% (34-for-82)
  • Jamari Wheeler: 7.3 PTS, 1.2 STL, 46.3 FG%, 38.9 3PT% (37-for-95)
  • Zed Key: 7.9 PTS, 57.7 FG%
  • Kyle Young: 8.3 PTS, 50.7 FG%, 31.3 3PT% (15-for-48)

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