The number 2 seeded Villanova Wildcats destroyed Iowa 87 to 68 in Round 2 in the NCAA Tournament this past Sunday. The Wildcats now take on 3 seeded Miami-Florida in the Sweet 16 for the right to move on to the Elite Eight. Tip-off is at 7:10 pm ET. The game takes place at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Villanova has won 2 games in a row. The Wildcats are 8 and 2 straight up in their last 10 games. Miami-Florida has won 2 games in a row as well. The Hurricanes are 7 and 3 straight up in their last 10 games.
Bet the No. 3 seeded Miami-Florida Hurricanes vs No. 2 seeded Villanova Wildcats South Region Sweet 16 March Madness College Basketball Line
The March Madness Sweet Sixteen betting line favors Villanova by 4-points to beat the U. The game total is 140 points. If you are betting the college hoops moneyline then the Hurricanes pay 170 on 100 while the Wildcats pay 100 on 190. Miami went 19-13-1 overall this season. The Hurricanes are 1 and 4 ATS in their last 5 games. Villanova went 17-17-1 overall this season. The Wildcats are 2 and 2 ATS in their last 4 games.
What: March Madness – South Region – Sweet Sixteen
Who: No. 3 Miami Hurricanes (27-7) at No. 2 Villanova Wildcats (31-5)
When: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Start Time: 6:10 PM ET
Where: Louisville, Kentucky
Stadium: KFC Yum! Center
Spread: Villanova -4
Moneyline: The U +170 vs NOVA -190
Game Total: 140
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Miami vs Villanova
Why Should You Bet On The Miami-Florida Hurricanes
Miami’s guards can play with Villanova’s guards. Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono and Josh Hart are considered 2 of the best guards in college basketball. When you throw in Jalen Brunson, the Wildcats have a terrific 3 starting guard line-up.
But, Miami might have the overall most impressive guard during the NCAA Tournament. Angel Rodriguez had 24 points, 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists versus Buffalo in Round 1. In Round 2, he scored 28 points, dished 5 assists and grabbed 2 boards against Wichita State. Backcourt mate Sheldon McClellan averages 16 points per game. Miami’s guards are good!
Why Should You Bet On The Villanova Wildcats
Villanova has been one of the most focused teams during the tournament. The Wildcats go into their battle with Miami off of arguably their best game of the season. Villanova shot 59.3% from the field. They shot 52.6% form three. The Wildcats first half effort on the defensive end held the Hawkeyes to only 29 points in the first half. If that Villanova teams shows up on Thursday, Miami could be in some trouble.
March Madness Sweet 16 Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
As good as Rodriguez and McClellan have been during the tournament, I’m not sure they’re good enough to get the Hurricanes past Villanova in the Sweet 16. I also have to wonder how Miami let Wichita State back into the game after running out to a 25 to 6 lead in Round 2.
Villanova never allowed Iowa to take a breath in their Round 2 win. The Wildcats should be able to slow down Miami’s guard duo while it remains to be seen if any team in this tournament can slow down Arcidiacono, Hart and the terrific Kris Jenkins. I think Villanova wins this game rather easily on Thursday.