Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the 10th-ranked Villanova Wildcats (1-0) visit 16th-ranked Ohio State to take on the Buckeyes (2-0). Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Villanova Wildcats vs. Ohio State Buckeyes ATS Odds
Both teams won big over their last opponent. The Buckeyes defeated the UMass Lowell River Hawks 76-56, while the Wildcats beat the Army West Point Black Knights 97-54.
Villanova dominated every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.2 and a free throw rate of 0.188. For those same stats, Army West Point recorded marks of 13.0 and 0.109, respectively. Ohio State, on the other hand, dominated nearly every facet of their game. They had a great effective field goal percentage of 0.570 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.8. For those same stats, UMass Lowell was 0.369 and 24.4, respectively. Ohio State’s Kaleb Wesson had a solid performance, putting up 13 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl was a key piece for Villanova with 24 points and 13 rebounds.
Half-court execution will be critical when two of the country’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. Ohio State ranks 302nd in possessions per game (66.5) and Villanova is 323rd (65.8) dating back to last season.
Villanova at Ohio State Betting Pick
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Villanova, ATS Winner – Villanova, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Villanova ranks fourth in three pointers attempted per game (30.0) while Ohio State ranks 181st (22.0).
- The Wildcats rank 13th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Buckeyes rank 87th (2.9).
- The Wildcats rank 48th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Buckeyes rank 145th (6.2).
- Ohio State averages 14.1 assists per game, which ranks 102nd in the NCAA. Villanova ranks 194th in assists allowed per game (13.6).