The Villanova Wildcats, who are the No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament, have a 5-3 record against the No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks in their last eight games.The Wildcats will try to win the NCAA Tournament championship game on Saturday by playing the Jayhawks. Let’s dig into our Final Four betting pick, prediction as well as the odds.
The Jayhawks were favored by 3.5 points before people started betting on the game. The Final Four betting line changed so that now the Jayhawks are favored by 4.5 points at the top Kansas gambling apps.The total has also seen a lot of action, moving up to 133 points after opening at 132 points. The UNDER is 4-2 in the last six meetings between Villanova and Kansas.
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The Wildcats could not score very much against the Houston Cougars in the Elite Eight. They shot just 15-for-52 from the field and 5-for-21 from three-point range. This resulted in a 50-point effort.The Bulldogs won 50-44 against the Cougars with another good defensive performance. Jermaine Samuels led the team in scoring for the second game in a row with sixteen points.
Villanova has won nine games in a row. They have only allowed 56.2 points per game in their last seven games. This includes winning the Big East championship and going to the Final Four.
After Justin Moore, Villanova’s second-leading scorer (14.8 ppg), injured his right Achilles in the closing minutes of their loss to Houston, the Wildcats will have to play well defensively.
The Jayhawks played very well in their 76-50 win over the Miami Hurricanes on Sunday. They were impressive on both ends of the court. Ochai Agbaji had a good game against the Miami Hurricanes. He scored 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. He also had 4 assists. Kansas covered the spread as a 5-point favorite to move to 8-0 SU and 6-2 ATS over its last 8 games.
The Wildcats’ offense has been on fire all season, ranking 27th in the country in scoring at 78.3 points per game. However, their defense has improved as well, allowing 59.8 points per game through Kansas’s first four NCAA Tournament games.
People who are betting on the Wildcats to win against the Jayhawks will be looking for another good performance from the team on Saturday.
Villanova will need to play well as a team on defense and Jermaine Samuels will need to continue scoring well if they want to win against Kansas. Losing Justin Moore weakens their defense, but they can still come out on top if they play as a unit.
Kansas is fresh off a huge victory over a Miami Hurricanes squad that was on fire going into the Elite Eight betting action. Playing as the tournament’s only remaining No. 1 seed, Kansas simply needs to keep playing well in order to win as a Wildcats vs Jayhawks pick in the Final Four.