Free Pick - Villanova at West Virginia

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Free Pick - Villanova at West Virginia

Villanova visits West Virginia at 9 pm ET in a Big East clash that will be televised on ESPN. Is there a hotter team in college basketball right now than Villanova? The Wildcats have won six straight and have covered eight straight. 'Nova has averaged 99.3 points per game over their last three games. On the other side, West Virginia is struggling. The Mountaineers have lost three of their last four games and four of their last six.  

Given Villanova's SU & ATS streaks, 'Nova's gaudy recent offensive numbers, and West Virginia's recent struggles, it looks pretty easy to take Villanova +4. But you know what they say -- "If something looks too good to be true, it probably is."

Motivation is clearly on West Virginia's side tonight. They need this game a lot more than 'Nova. Having the home crowd and a national TV audience watching should only add to WVU's fire tonight. This game reminds me a lot of last night's Notre Dame-Louisville Big East matchup, which the Irish won in huge fashion. Louisville was hot and Notre Dame was struggling mightily, but that home cooking on national TV in a must-win game sparked the Irish. I see the same thing happening tonight in Morgantown.

Look for West Virginia's defense (56 ppg allowed on 39.1% shooting at home) to stop 'Nova's offensive spree and give the Mountaineers a much-needed win. The Mountaineers are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games as a home favorite of 6.5 or less. Make it 21-7 ATS after tonight. Villanova may also come out a bit flat tonight after a big win against Marquette in their last outing. Lay the points with West Virginia.

Fresh off two EASY premium winners last night, as Delaware (+6) beat George Mason outright and Furman (-1.5) beat Georgia Southern by double digits. I've uncovered another hidden gem tonight and I'm pounding it HARD. Click here to get my Friday Ivy League BOMB.

  • Nice work here DB...& have a huge Saturday buddy.

  • Thanks fellas.  Funny how things work sometimes. Last night, my free pick loses and my premium plays both win easily.  Tonight, my free pick wins easily but my premium play tanks.  Time to put Saturday's card together.  Best of luck this weekend, guys.

  • You crushed it buddy - great call.

  • Excellent call tonight Dwayne, I honestly expected a much better showing from Nova but they were in the wrong place at the wrong time tonight. Helluva call pal!

  • ...Congrats on the EZ cover tonight, Dwayne...

  • once I saw that we were on opposite sides, I was a little worried....how about kick me a freebie tomorrow since I didn't use your pick tonight.

  • Dwayne...there is no need for apologies. I know my Ivy league teams. I was w/ u last night,

  • Thanks Jeff and Casey.  BOL to you guys as always.

    Joshua, it appears you were right about Yale.  I wish I could win every game or every day (2-0 last night), but it just isn't possible.  Unfortunately, I do not have any control over credits, coupons, etc.  Those items are at the discretion of Pregame management.  I wish I could've won for both of us tonight.  Hopefully you were with me for my 2-0 night last night.  At any rate, my apologies for tonight's loss.

  • best of Luck Tonight Dwayne , Nice start with 2-0 last night

  • Best of luck tonight Dwaye.

  • Dwayne, I purchased your Ivy League Bomb and now I wish I hadn't. I am now torn because I see Yale winning this game tonight. Why is Yale a 2 point favorite if Princeton is all that you say they are??? Something isn't right and that is why I am going w/ Yale. I see the Bulldogs winning by 7-10 points. I just wish you would've picked another Ivy league game. If I am wrong (which does happen), I will offer you my apology right now, but if I am right, then I hope that you offer me a credit towards my next purchase. Either way, good luck to us both!!!

  • Thanks GoodFella and best of luck this weekend, buddy.

  • Good luck with the play tonight Dwayne & best of luck to you this weekend.

  • Thanks Get_Money820.  GL tonight.

  • dont mind if i do....jumping on board....good luck!