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March Madness Odds - Villanova Eyes Final Four Return

March Madness odds handicappers have noticed the continuous improvement of the Villanova Wildcats as a top shelf March Madness betting commodity.

March Madness odds players saw the Wildcats make the Final Four in 2009 where they lost to eventual March Madness betting champion Kansas. Villanova entered this season as one of the top favorites to beat the March Madness odds.

Head coach Jay Wright has methodically built a Big East Conference March Madness betting powerhouse that looks like one of the most fearsome teams to oppose with the college basketball gambling lines.  Villanova was leading the Big East race with a record of 22-2 straight up and 16-7 with the March Madness odds.

The Wildcats are a run and gun type of team with the March Madness odds as they ranked 2nd in the nation for scoring but just 276th for scoring defense.

The Wildcats are also one of the top rebounding teams with the March Madness odds as they ranked 15th in the nation for boards while ranking a most impressive 9th in the country for free throw percentage.

Their run and gun style may also make them a solid “over” team with the March Madness odds as Villanova went over the total in 15 out of their first 23 lined games.  Villanova impressed March Madness odds handicappers with a strong 82-75 win at West Virginia on February 8 as 5.5-point dogs.

It was a gutsy and important statement to make with March Madness odds handicappers as the Wildcats had lost in their previous game at Georgetown 90-103 as 2-point dogs.  Senior guard Scottie Reynolds is the point man of the Villanova attack.

Reynolds was averaging a team best 19-points per game and was second on the team with assists.  Reynolds scored 17 second half points in Villanova’s 92-81 win over Providence. It was the ninth consecutive game that the Wildcats scored at least 80 points in a game and it was Wright’s 200th career win at Villanova.

With a top 5 ranking in both major polls and the lead in the Big East Villanova is a team that is on the radar screen of all gamblers.