How To Bet The Miami vs. Villanova NCAAB Lines

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on March 21, 2016 in

This should be an awesome NCAA tournament game on Thursday; as the 3rd seeded Miami Hurricanes take on the 2nd seeded Villanova Wildcats. The Miami Hurricanes have tournament wins over Buffalo and Wichita State. The Hurricanes finished third in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and hold a 27-7 record on the season. For Villanova, following their Big East regular season title, they fell in the tournament title game to Seton Hall. The Wildcats have NCAA tournament wins over North Carolina Asheville and Iowa. Check out the updated March Madness betting odds here.

How To Bet The Miami Hurricanes vs. Villanova Wildcats NCAAB Lines

When: Thursday, March 24 at 7:10 PM EST
Where: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky
Radio: Villanova IMG Sports Network
Stream Option: March Madness Live
NCAAB Odds: Villanova -3.5

Why Bet on Villanova

The Villanova Wildcats scored 86 and 87 points in their first two tournament games. The Wildcats made no doubt about it, who was the best team in their first two games. The Wildcats won the Big East regular season title, by a game over Xavier. In the tournament, Seton Hall upset them, which dropped them to a #2 seed. The Wildcats are led in scoring by guard Josh Hart, with 15.5 points per game. The Wildcats are one of the top defensive teams remaining in the tournament, as they are allowing teams to score 63.7 points per game.

Why Bet on Miami

For Miami, Jim Larranaga’s team is back in the Sweet 16. The Hurricanes had a great season out of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing tied with Virginia for second. The Hurricanes held off a very pesky Wichita State in the second round. Miami’s top scorer has been guard Sheldon McClellan, with more than 15 points per game. Point guard Angel Rodriguez is also scoring 11.7 points per game, and dishing out 4.4 assists per game. The Hurricanes came into the NCAA tournament 10th in the most recent Associated Press poll.

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright had a huge sigh of relief for getting out of the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. Their opponent the Miami Hurricanes do not care about their destiny, and are looking to take two wins from the KFC Yum! Center. This may be the best game of the entire Sweet 16, as both teams are competitive as heck. It’s the Big East against the Atlantic Coast Conference. In the end, look for Miami’s guards to be the difference maker in the upset.  Bet the Miami Hurricanes +3.5 over the Wildcats. Our final score prediction is Miami 74 and Villanova 71.