College basketball season is back! After months of uncertainty, tipoff is approaching, opening the 2020-2021 NCAA Basketball season.
Tonight, #3 Villanova opens their season against Boston College. The Wildcats are predicted to go far this season and own one of the best rosters in college basketball.
※ Current Odds Date & Time: November 25th, 9:30 A.M. (EST)
Online bookmaker BetOnline has Villanova at -13 1/2 on the Spread.
Wildcat fans are excited to see Bryan Antoine and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl hit the court for a more experienced role this season. The duo were highly ranked in the RSCI Top 100 and will be pivotal to Villanova’s success this season.
Robinson-Earl won the Big East Rookie of the Year last season and is expected to be a top player in the Big East this season.
As for Boston College, Jay Heath returns for his Sophomore season. Heath led the Eagles with 13.1 points per game and shot 42% from field goal range in 2019. Stefon Mitchell returns for his Senior season and should have an elevated role with the Eagles after a number of players graduated or transferred to different schools.
What will help Villanova in the early going this season will be four starters returning. We know of Robinson-Earl, but Jermaine Samuels, Justin Moore, and Collin Gillespie all return for the Wildcats.
Boston College has gone 20-85 against ACC opponents all time and the Big East’s Villanova won’t be any easier. Boston College formerly played in the Big East and are losing four of their top six scorers from last season.
The Eagles’ starting five isn’t defined, so there may be some miscommunication from Boston College against Villanova.
The Wildcats are the favorites on the money line and it’s no surprise. Can Boston College provide a huge upset on opening night?