Houston vs. Villanova Prediction

Houston vs. Villanova, 3/26/22 NCAA Elite Eight Betting Predictions

Houston and Villanova will square off in the first matchup in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday evening when the programs tip off at 6:09 p.m. ET. Are the Wildcats a good bet to pull off the upset or are the Cougars the play as slight favorites?

Game Snapshot

639 Houston Cougars (-2.5) vs. 640 Villanova Wildcats (+2.5); o/u 128

6:09 p.m. ET, AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

TV: TBS

March Madness Betting Prediction

The Cougars are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games coming off an ATS win, are 5-0 against the number in their last five games whenf acing a team with a winning record and have cashed in six of their last eight NCAA Tournament games when favored.

Houston is also 21-7 at the window in its last 28 neutral site games as chalk, is 26-9 against the spread in its last 35 neutral site games overall and is 39-19 against the number in its last 58 games overall. The Cougars have also covered in 35 of their last 51 games following a straight up win.

On the other side, the Wildcats are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games following an ATS win, are 1-4-1 against the number in their last six games as an underdog and have failed to cover in five of their last seven games played on a Saturday.

MARCH MADNESS BETTING PREDICTION: HOUSTON COUGARS -2.5

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