RESULTS: With the Cats dominating win over Providence, 89 - 61, we congratulate nine VUHoops readers who scored in this round.
- Ailurophile (Nova 79, Providence 62) awarded 3 points
- NovaKG (Nova 78, Providence 61) awarded 3 points
- Ryan Boggio (Nova 78, Providence 61) awarded 3 points
- Jnmurf16 (Nova 80, Providence 64) awarded 2 points
- John-Knee V (Nova 79, Providence 59) awarded 2 points
- willannan (Nova 77, Providence 61) awarded 2 points
- NovaDave (Nova 77, Providence 60) awarded 1 point
- Paul F 202 (Nova 80, Providence 65) awarded 1 point
- Villanovafan152 (Nova 84, Providence 69) awarded 1 point
The updated leader board is provided below.
|SMOKIN JAY WRIGHT||3|
|Sweetness and Light||3|
|ole man giant||2|
|Eberz for 3!||1|
|Paul F 202||1|
VUHOOPS vs. VEGAS: Based on the average predicted scores of the VUHoops Crowd and the posted Vegas line, we would have had a DOUBLE-WIN by betting NOVA giving 10.0 points (WIN) and betting the OVER (WIN). After eleven rounds, we would be EVEN MONEY.
UPDATE (February 24, Tip-Off) ... Recapped below is the way the VUHoops Crowd saw this one:
# Reader Predictions: 61
% Picking Cats to Win: 97%
$ Raised for Nova Men's Basketball (this game): $152.50
$ Raised for Nova Men's Basketball (cumulative): $1,092.50
Wisdom of VUHoops' Crowd Prediction:
o Spread: Villanova -11.0
o Over/Under: 143.0
o Final Score: Nova 77 - Providence 66
Vegas Odds Makers' Prediction:
o Spread: Villanova: -10.0
o Over/Under: 136.5
o Final Score: Nova 73- Seton Hall 63
SCATTER PLOT OF PREDICTED SCORES
Window Opening (February 23, 9:00 AM): The window is now open for you to post your predicted final score for Tuesday's game vs. Providence. The official contest rules are posted HERE.
Going into this round, drpainosaurus is in the lead with 13 points. The full Leader Board is posted HERE.
Don't forget that you support Villanova Men's Basketball by playing Closest to the Pin. A contribution of $2.50 will be made to Villanova Men's Basketball and Nova Dave's Wawa Arena at Villanova for each score posted over the final nine conference home games up to a maximum of $5,000. We raised $940.00 so far.
The table below provides a head-to-head comparison of the two teams.
|Record||25-2 (12-2)||19-8 (9-5)|
|Avg. Pts. Scored||75.1||70.4|
|Avg. Pts. Allowed||60.8||64.9|
Villanova's best win this season was over VCU (AP #15; RPI #12), while the Cat's worst loss was at Seton Hall (AP NR; RPI #67). Providence's best win was at Notre Dame (AP #10, RPI #26), while their worst loss came vs. Brown (AP NR; RPI #239).
Enter your predicted final score in the comments section in the format: NOVA xx, Providence yy. Good luck!