RESULTS: With the Cats win over Marquette, 73-56, we congratulate five VUHoops readers who earned points in this round.
- villanovakevin14 (Nova 73, Marquette 62) awarded 5 points
- Mike J. (Nova 74, Marquette 62) awarded 3 points
- youngBUCK (Nova 74, Marquette 62) awarded 3 points
- jnmurf16 (Nova 67, Marquette 58) awarded 1 point
- willyannan (Nova 68, Marquette 59) awarded 1 point
The updated leader board is provided below.
VUHOOPS vs. VEGAS: Based on the average predicted scores of the VUHoops Crowd and the posted Vegas line, we would taken 'Nova giving 10 points (WIN), but would have bet the OVER (LOSS). After eleven rounds, we would remain up $300.
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UPDATE (March 2, 2:00 PM, Tip-Off) ... Here's how the VUHoops Crowd sees this one:
# Reader Predictions: 30
% Picking Cats to Win: 100%
Wisdom of VUHoops' Crowd Prediction:
o Spread: Villanova -11.0
o Over/Under: 141.0
o Final Score: Cats 76 - Butler 65
Vegas Odds Makers' Prediction:
o Spread: Villanova -10.0
o Over/Under: 138.5
o Final Score: Cats 74. - Marquette 64
SCATTER PLOT OF PREDICTED SCORES
Window Opening (March 1): The window is now open for our readers to post their predicted final scores for Sunday's game vs. the Marquette in the eleventh round of the Closest to the Pin Contest. PacAdam remains in first place after ten rounds. Click HERE to see the full leader board and HERE to see the official contest rules.
Villanova (25-3, 13-2 conference) is ranked #8 in the AP Poll, #4 in the RPI and #29 SOS. The Cats average 79.4 PPG while giving up an average of 67.2 PPG.
Marquette (17-11, 9-6) is not ranked in the AP Poll but is ranked #71 in the RPI and #66 SOS. The Golden Eagles average 72.1 PPG while giving up an average of 67.4 PPG. Butler comes into town riding a two-game winning streak and winners of five of their last six. Click HERE to see Marquette's schedule and results.
The first meeting of these teams on January 25 resulted in a 94-85 win for the Cats.
Enter your predicted final score in the comments section in the format: Nova xx, Marquette yy. Good luck to you all!