Authored by NCAA Basketball Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Tuesday Night December 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST on the ESPN Network.
The (7-1) And 25th ranked Illinois Fighting Illini of the Big-Ten Conference will make the trip from the Land of Lincoln to the Big Apple to take on the (8-0) and ninth-ranked Villanova Wildcats of the Big East Conference in 2014 College Basketball action Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. The team will play at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. This Sports Handicapper believes the Illinois Fighting Illini will be better than the expert predicts in the Big-10; they will be in March Madness Tournament. The Villanova Wildcats and head coach Jay Wright are predicted to win the Big East Conference this year and have the talent to make it at least into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in March. The betting line has Villanova as a 3′-point favorite Against The Spread, and the betting odds total has not been posted for Tuesday Night’s game.
The 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini have beaten a tough Baylor team on a neutral court this season and loss at Miami, Florida by nine points in the Big Ten vs. ACC Challenge. Illinois has one of the best guard tandems in the Country with Rayvonte Rice and Tracy Abrams; both can create their shot and get others involved. Illinois is 0-6-2 Against The Point Spread their last eight played on Tuesday’s and the under is 11-5 the Illini last 16 vs. NonConference opponents. Illinois is 4-2 Against The Point Spread this season on Winning NCAA Basketball Point Spread Predictions this season, going over twice and staying under twice. The key to an Illini win is for the guards to take control of the game if Illinois guards play they way they are capable this team can compete with anyone in the land.
The 2014-15 Villanova Wildcats are used to the bright light of New York. The Wildcats lost in March Madness College Basketball Tournament round of 32 last season to eventual champions Connecticut after beating Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the opening round. Villanova best a very good VCU team by double-digits and swept their inner-city rivals St.Josephs and LaSalle, also by ten or more points. Villanova is 6-1 Against The Point Spread this season, staying under six times and going over once. Villanova will be led by their first team All-Conference Forward JayVaughn Pinkston; the Wildcats have more experience in the paint and should expose Illinois down low.
Free Pick: Villanova-3′.