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Vegas likes the Wildcats to win it, but the bettors are taking the Gaels to cover

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Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! With many states now open for sports betting, more Americans than ever will be laying money down in the coming weeks in one of the world’s most gambled on sporting events. And in the betting world, #6 Villanova vs #11 St. Mary’s is somewhat of a trendy pick.

As soon as the brackets came out, odds were being laid and Villanova opened as a 6 point favorite over the Gaels. But according to ESPN’s Pick Center, the spread quickly started to shrink as the early money was coming in on the Gaels to cover. After dropping down to -5, it now sits at -5.5. While I’m no gambling expert, that tells me that people in the know expect St. Mary’s to cover but Villanova to win.

Then again, maybe they just think the Gaels will pull another upset:

I don’t know a ton about betting, but I do know these “experts” are about to lose some money if they keep up that line of thinking. Where would you place your money with Villanova as a 5-point favorite?


Step up and place your bets:

This poll is closed

  • 71%
    Villanova Wildcats -5
    (473 votes)
  • 28%
    St. Mary’s Gaels +5
    (186 votes)
659 votes total Vote Now

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