|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Thursday, 26 March 2009 10:38|
March Madness 2009 handicappers will have the March Madness betting choice of 3-seeded Villanova or 2-seeded Duke. The Villanova Wildcats opened March Madness 2009 with an 80-67 win over American in which they failed to cover the March Madness betting spread as 15-point favorites.
The game was quite a scare for the Wildcats as they trailed in much of the game, including by 10 points at the half before posting a late rally to avoid what would have been one of the most shocking upsets in March Madness 2009. Dwayne Anderson and Dante Cunningham both came up large for Villanova when it counted and scored 25 point each in the game.
The escape against American seemed to scare Villanova straight as they were much more impressive in their next March Madness 2009 win over UCLA by a score of 89-69 as 2.5-point chalks. Cunningham again impressed March Madness 2009 handicappers with an 18-point performance to lead the team.
Cunningham has been the top performer for Villanova all season as he leads the team in scoring and rebounds. Duke opened March Madness 2009 with an 86-62 win over Binghamton. The Blue Devils scored a perilously close March Madness betting cover by a half of a point!
A total of SIX players were in double figures for Duke, which demonstrates their outstanding depth as a team. Out of those six players, Jon Scheyer led them all with 15 points. Gerald Henderson was held to 13 points. Henderson entered March Madness 2009 as Duke’s leading scorer.
Henderson certainly came up big in Duke’s next March Madness 2009 matchup with Texas as he scored 24 points in a 74-69 win. Duke failed to cover as 7.5-point chalks against the Longhorns and continues on in March Madness 2009 action with just 1 payoff in their last 6 “dances”.
This matchup looks to be among the closest and most even for March Madness 2009 as the teams rank about the same in every statistical category.
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