DraftKings Sportsbook released 2020 college basketball win totals, and there are quite a few Pennsylvania programs with interesting win totals. Villanova leads all local college basketball teams with an over-under win total of 24.5 wins. No other team in the state has a total near 20 wins, with Penn State sitting in 2nd locally with 17.5 wins.
These over-under totals debut with some extra scrutiny as recently Villanova and St. Joe’s are attempting to police students sports betting. Meanwhile, PA online sports betting is about hit 7 sportsbooks in November with the launch of DraftKings and Unibet.
Local PA teams College Basketball Win Totals at #DraftKings Sportsbook:
Villanova Wildcats 24.5
Penn State Nittany Lions 17.5
Pennsylvania Quakers 16.5
Temple Owls 16.5
Pittsburgh Panthers 16
La Salle Explorers 14.5
Drexel Dragons 14
Saint Joseph's Hawks 12
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With college basketball just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your CBB futures bets.
A full list, from DraftKings Sportsbook PA:
|Duke Blue Devils||25.5|
|Michigan State Spartans||25.5|
|North Carolina Tar Heels||24.5|
|Ohio State Buckeyes||22.5|
|Texas Tech Red Raiders||22.5|
|Creighton Blue Jays||21.5|
|Florida State Seminoles||21|
|Iowa State Cyclones||19.5|
|West Virginia Mountaineers||19|
|Penn State Nittany Lions||17.5|
|La Salle Explorers||14.5|
|Saint John’s Red Storm||14|
|Saint Joseph’s Hawks||12|
Villanova Over-Under 24.5 Wins
The Wildcats open at #10 in the country, and are the best college basketball team in Pennsylvania (again).
For the first time in what feels like forever, the Wildcats will be led by two forwards, not guards.
Incoming freshman Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is the 16th-ranked prospect entering college basketball this season, and likely a one-and-done to the NBA. As an extremely athletic wing, he will be a tremendous complement to returning sophomore Saddiq Bey, a All-Freshman standout from last season.
Villanova is the lone powerhouse in Pennsylvania, and their win total comes in at 24.5. There is some value here, given the last time Villanova won less than 25 games was in 2012-2013. Since then, ‘Nova has had 26 wins or more in six consecutive seasons.
Penn State Over-Under 17.5 wins
After Villanova, Penn State is second in program win totals at 17.5. Without a doubt, Penn State plays in the toughest conference of any of the PA teams (Big Ten) which always hurts their win totals. With that being said, Penn State is unranked in the preseason polls and 17.5 wins would give them a record of 17.5-12.5, which may not be enough to get into the tournament.
Penn State’s schedule includes two games against #1 Michigan State, games against #7 Maryland, #23 Purdue, #18 Ohio State, and other Big Ten teams that will undoubtedly creep into the Top 25 (Wisconsin, Michigan, and others).
With that being said, the schedule plays into the win total bets so be sure to keep tabs on schedules before making your futures bets on win totals. Penn State should be favored in at least half of their games, but the better value seems to fall on Villanova’s 24.5.