The Wildcats are 28-7 this season and 17-14 against the spread while the Blue Devils are 30-6 and 17-17-1 against the pointspread. Duke is a 2.5 point favorite in March Madness odds in this matchup.
Sweet Sixteen betting on both of these teams has been active so far in the 2009 NCAA Tournament as Duke routed Binghamton by 24 points in the first round and then defeated Texas 74-69 but did not cover the March Madness odds. Villanova has had little trouble in their two games, winning over American and UCLA.
Duke wins and loses games on their outside shooting. So far in Sweet sixteen betting they have been pretty hot. Guard Gerald Henderson scored 24 points against Texas and he combines with Kyle Singler and Jon Scheyer to give the Blue Devils a good outside game. Duke has virtually no inside game and that could be a problem.
Villanova looked super in their win over UCLA and many people believe they can win this region in Sweet Sixteen betting and go to the Final Four.
Unlike Duke, the Wildcats have an inside presence with Dante Cunningham and he could be the difference in March Madness odds in this game. Villanova is in their fourth Sweet Sixteen since 2005.
Sweet Sixteen betting statistics tell us that the Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. the ACC. The Wildcats are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Sweet Sixteen betting games. The Wildcats are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games.
Sweet Sixteen betting numbers show that the Blue Devils are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. the Big East. The Blue Devils are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sweet Sixteen betting games. The Blue Devils are 2-10 against the March Madness odds in their last 12 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite.
Looking at the total in Sweet Sixteen betting line we see that the Over is 5-0 in the Wildcats last 5 Thursday games. The Under is 7-1-1 in the Wildcats last 9 neutral site games as an underdog. The Over is 4-1 in the Wildcats last 5 overall. Sweet Sixteen betting numbers show that the Over is 4-0 in the Blue Devils last 4 non-conference games. The Under is 7-2 in the Blue Devils last 9 vs. the Big East as Sweet Sixteen betting stats indicate. The Under is 10-4 in the Blue Devils last 14 neutral site games.
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