Villanova vs Winthrop March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 20, 2021

The No. 5 Villanova Wildcats (16-6) and the No. 12 Winthrop Eagles (23-1) are poised to meet in their first-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, beginning at 9:57 PM ET on TNT. Villanova is a 6.5-point favorite in this game. Here’s everything you need to know about this South Region matchup as you fill out your brackets.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Villanova Betting Information

  • Villanova is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 11-8.
  • The Wildcats have a winning record against the spread when favored by 6.5 points or more, going 7-6 this season.
  • Only 9 of 19 Villanova games this season (47.4%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • The Wildcats lost to Georgetown 72-71 and failed to cover the spread as 6.5-point favorites, while hitting the over on the 139 point total in their last outing on Thursday. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl put up a team-high 26 points in the loss.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Villanova Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 22 15.7 8.3 1.9 1.0 0.5 1.0
Collin Gillespie 20 14.0 3.3 4.6 1.0 0.0 2.1
Justin Moore 22 12.6 4.1 2.9 0.7 0.3 1.6
Jermaine Samuels 22 11.8 6.3 2.5 0.6 0.2 1.1
Caleb Daniels 22 9.8 2.0 1.3 0.5 0.0 1.7

Winthrop Betting Information

  • Winthrop has outperformed the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 12-11.
  • When they play as at least a 6.5-point underdog, the Eagles frequently come up short with only an 8-11 record against the spread.
  • The Eagles and their opponents have regularly not covered the total points bet this season, only claiming the over in 43.5% (10) of their 23 games played.
  • The Eagles knocked off Campbell 80-53 in their last contest on Sunday. D.J. Burns totaled a team-high 22 points to help lead the team to victory. They covered the spread as 12-point favorites, and the teams combined to fall short of the 141.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Winthrop Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Chandler Vaudrin 24 12.2 7.2 6.9 1.3 0.1 0.8
Adonis Arms 22 10.5 4.8 1.8 0.9 0.3 1.1
Charles Falden 24 10.1 3.2 0.5 0.8 0.1 1.6
D.J. Burns 24 10.0 3.3 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.0
Josh Corbin 24 6.8 1.4 0.5 0.5 0.0 2.0

Total Facts

  • Villanova and its opponents have gone over Friday’s 140 total in 13 out of 22 games (59.1%) this season.
  • In 16 out of Winthrop’s 24 games this season (66.7%), the competing teams scored more points than the over/under in Friday’s matchup.
  • The Wildcats average 75.5 points per game against the Eagles’ 79.5, amounting to 15 points over the matchup’s point total of 140.
  • This matchup’s total is 6.1 more points than the 133.9 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • The Wildcats have seen a 142.7 average over/under in their games this season, 2.7 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 6.3 points fewer than the average over/under in Eagles games this season (146.3 points).

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