Villanova vs. Michigan Sweet 16 Odds: Wildcats Under Jay Wright Have 9-0 Moneyline Trend vs. Low Seeds
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Villanova vs. Michigan Odds
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Villanova has a robust history as a high seed in the NCAA Tournament, and this year is no different.
Although they were billed as the weakest No. 2 seed heading into March Madness this year, the Wildcats have dominated their way to the Sweet 16 with barely a sweat.
Their first true test of the tournament will likely come on Thursday night against No. 11 seed Michigan, which — despite its seed — is ranked No. 26 in the nation according to KenPom.
So while Michigan isn’t a traditional No. 11 seed, Villanova has had prolonged success against teams of its ilk.
The Wildcats are 9-0 against teams that are nine seeds or lower than them in the NCAA Tournament.
In other words, as No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3 seeds in the tournament, Villanova has crushed No. 10 seeds or lower.
Below is a list of those games under Jay Wright, who has led the program since 2001.
Villanova, Jay Wright’s 9-0 Moneyline Trend vs. Low Seeds
|2022: #2 Villanova vs. #15 Delaware||Villanova win by 20|
|2018: #1 Villanova vs. #16 Radford||Villanova win by 26|
|2017: #1 Villanova vs. #16 Mount St. Mary’s||Villanova win by 40|
|2016: #2 Villanova vs. #15 UNC Asheville||Villanova win by 30|
|2015: #1 Villanova vs. #15 Lafayette||Villanova win by 47|
|2014: #2 Villanova vs. #15 Milwaukee||Villanova win by 20|
|2010: #2 Villanova vs. #15 Robert Morris||Villanova win by 3|
|2009: #3 Villanova vs. #14 American||Villanova win by 13|
|2006: #1 Villanova vs. #16 Monmouth||Villanova win by 13|
The Wildcats are -225 favorites against Michigan as of Wednesday night, including -4.5 against the spread.