College Basketball Picks

Miami Hurricanes vs Villanova Wildcats Pick

When: 7:10 PM ET, Thursday, March 24, 2016
Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Line: Villanova -4, Total: 140.5

Miami vs Villanova Betting Preview

The Villanova Wildcats (31-5) had little trouble advancing to the Sweet 16 as they rolled to blowout wins over UNC Asheville and Iowa. Villanova was a No. 1 seed last year but was beaten by North Carolina State in the second round. Villanova has one of the best play makers in the country in senior point guard Ryan Arcidiacono. He is surrounded by players who fit perfectly into Villanova‚Äôs fast paced style. They go against a Miami (27-7) team that has one of the top guards in the country in Angel Rodriguez. Rodriguez had 28 points, 5 assists and 4 steals in Miami’s 65 to 57 win over Wichita State on Sunday. The Hurricanes had a 21 point lead but Wichita State rallied and Miami had to rely on a series if huge plays from Rodriguez to win.
In tournament play I like to go with the team with the better guard play because turnovers often determine the outcome in close games. With these two teams the point guards offset each other. What I am left with is a Villanova team has better talent in the starters and on the bench. I like Miami to keep it close for most of the game but in the end the depth of the Wildcats will win out and cover.

Villanova 70 – Miami 62
Picks: Villanova & Under