Today's Top Game Predictions: Davidson vs Georgetown

    
March 23rd, 2008

Davidson (10) vs Georgetown (2)

2:50 PM CBS

Understand that my NCAA Tourney picks have been brutal.. so if you plan on betting, its probably best to do the opposite of what I say. With that out of the way, I'm going with favored Georgetown this afternoon (straight up & against the spread). Unlike Gonzaga, the Hoyas will control the game at their own tempo. Unlike Gonzaga, Georgetown is a very good defensive team. And unlike Gonzaga, Georgetown doesn't have the consistent inability to close out games.

Prediction: Georgetown

 

Butler (7) vs Tennessee (2)

12:30 PM CBS

My gut tells me that Tennessee is slightly overrated and that not only will Bulter cover the 4.5 point spread, but that the Bulldogs will flat out win the game. But my realist side says that Tennessee is better than they looked against American when Chris Lofton only hit one shot.. and that Butler isn't as dominant as they looked against South Alabama when Pete Campbell hit 8 threes.  For Butler, the real key isn't what you'd think, bombing away from three, but whether or not Matt Howard can hold his own against the Vols physical front line. This game should be close, but I favor Tennessee straight up but Butler in Vegas.

Prediction: Tennessee

 

Siena (13) vs Villanova (12)

12:10 PM CBS

My predictions have been brutal this postseason.. but I did predict Villanova would make the Sweet Sixteen. So I'm picking them here solely for personal satisfaction.. Regardless of that though, the Cats are capable of being a great team on a good day. And unlike anyone Vandy has, Scottie Reynolds is a true go-to clutch guard that won't get down even if Nova falls to an early deficit.

Prediction: Villanova

 

Previous Game of the Night (Predictions, 103-65)

March 21st - Davidson vs Gonzaga (0-3)

March 19th - New Mexico at California (1-2)

March 18th - Mt St Mary's vs Coppin State (2-1)

March 14th - Kansas vs Texas (2-1)

March 14th - St. Joseph's vs Temple (1-2)

March 13th - Ohio State vs Michigan State (2-1)

March 12th - Arizona State at USC (2-1)

March 12th - Syracuse vs Villanova (2-1)

March 11th - IUPUI at Oral Roberts (3-0)

March 10th - Gonzaga at San Diego (1-2)

March 9th - Florida at Kentucky (1-2)

March 8th - UNC at Duke (2-1)

March 5th - Tennessee at Florida (2-1)

March 4th - UNLV at New Mexico (3-0)

March 3rd - Texas Tech at Kansas (3-0)

March 2nd - Clemson at Maryland (1-2)