Milwaukee vs Villanova 3/20/14 - Free NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions
CBB: 9:25 PM EST March 20, 2014 TV: TBS
Latest Odds: Villanova -16.5 Over/Under 143.5
East Region 2nd round games will be played on Thursday in Buffalo, NY as the #15 seed Milwaukee Panthers will face the #2 seed Villanova Wildcats. Milwaukee received automatic bid for winning Horizon league Tournament while Villanova received at large bid out of the Big East Conference.
With the Panthers the team is going to face a tremendous battle. The problem is the Panthers have not really impressed a lot of teams this year. However, the Panthers are a team that has been on a slide this year as the conference play can show as the Panthers lost 9 games this year. The Panthers in their last game did manage to overcome a challenge from Wright State. However, the Panthers gave up 63 points and the Panthers managed to score 69 points on the day.
Villanova lost #1 seed thanks to early loss in Big East Tournament but the Wildcats still had impressive season winning the Big East regular season championship with an overall record of 28-4. The Wildcats were beat by Seton Hall in Big East Tournament 2nd round as the Pirates defense put clamps on an explosive Nova offense. Villanova is built on great team game but a lack of true go to scorer could hurt them if games are close late.
Recent Betting Trends:
MILW are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big East.
VILL are 37-17 ATS in their last 54 games overall.
Wildcats are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games.
Under is 4-1-1 in Wildcats last 6 overall.
Free Betting Pick: Milwaukee Panthers +16.5
The Villanova loss in the Big East Tournament has given Milwaukee the proven winning game plan to beat the Wildcats. Slowing the pace down should give the Panthers an easy time to cover this large spread and might even give a scare to win outright. Coach Jay Wright does not have stellar record in recent NCAA tournament history and think he makes 6 straight non ATS covers. Final Score Prediction, Villanova Wildcats win but don't cover ATS 73-61.