It’s Elite Eight time in the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and Villanova is set to take on No. 1-seeded Pittsburgh. Let’s take a look at the odds, trends, injuries and hand out a College Basketball Free Pick for this matchup.

Bet Villanova vs. Pittsburgh

Tip off: 7:05PM ET

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.COM have made Pittsburgh 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under Total: 142

Top Public Betting Trends:

All games in this series since 1997

PITTSBURGH is 9-7 against the spread versus VILLANOVA since 1997

PITTSBURGH is 8-8 straight up against VILLANOVA since 1997

8 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1997

Games over the last 3 seasons

PITTSBURGH is 3-1 against the spread versus VILLANOVA over the last 3 seasons

PITTSBURGH is 2-2 straight up against VILLANOVA over the last 3 seasons

4 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Key Injuries:

VILLANOVA

[C] 12/01/2008 - Casiem Drummond has left the team (None)

PITTSBURGH

No significant injuries.

Free Pick: Our free pick for this game is UNDER 142.

Bet Villanova vs. Pittsburgh

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Posted: 3/28/09 12:57AM ET

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