Wow what a day yesterday! Craig from CT Sports Picks had the UNC-Zags game nailed with UNC covering by more than double digits. Today might not win by double digits but do think we will win!! The Big East has been the best conference all season and with four teams of the eight teams remaining they have definitely not let anyone down. The rematch of an early season beat down where Nova really dominated Pitt. Craig has this game as a very close game and in fact this game might go down as one of the better elite 8 games ever.
Team records: Villanova: 29-7 SU, 18-14 ATS Pittsburgh: 31-4 SU, 17-12 ATS
Recent Trends: -Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games as an underdog. -Wildcats are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 neutral site games as an underdog. -Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games. -Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
There is not a better match up in the elite eight than the Big East clash of titans. To add to the drama Nova dominated the Panthers early this year and somewhat embarrassed Pitt. Craig has the Pitt Panthers -2 in a very tight nip and tuck game. All the trends and momentum is on Nova but Pitt will just get the job done. It might not be a pretty game for Pittsburgh but don't worry they play better ugly than any team in the NCAA. Blair, Young, and Fields will carry Pitt all the way to the NCAA championship. Enjoy the great game!! SCORE PITT 70 - NOVA 65