Villanova Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks Free NCAAB Tournament Pick - Betting Odds

March 31, 8:45 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Kansas +5

The second game of the Final Four will feature two number-one seeds squaring off in what is going to be nothing short of a donnybrook. The Villanova Wildcats and the Kansas Jayhawks will meet in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 8:45 PM ET. The two teams have met on five separate occasions in the last 14 years. Villanova has won the previous two meetings and moreover has gone 4-1 ATS against the Jayhawks over this period. The two teams have held serve in their respective treks to the Final Four.

Kansas comes in off an overtime win against Duke where we saw KU placed as an underdog. For Villanova, the Wildcats dominated the Texas Tech Red Raiders by a score of 71-59 in the Elite Eight. The outcome of Nova’s play against a fellow Big 12 team is more than likely geared to drive the behavior in this market.

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Straight Up and Against the Point Spread Records

Villanova Wildcats, 34-4 SU, 22-12 ATS
Kansas Jayhawks, 31-7 SU, 20-16 ATS

Villanova vs Kansas Key Betting Trends

  • Villanova is 7-1 ATS in their last eight games.
  • Over is 14-5 ATS in Villanova’s last 19 overall.
  • Kansas is 10-1 SU in their previous 11 contests overall.
  • Villanova is 9-1 SU in their last ten games.

Public Money

Out of the chute, we have seen a lean by the consensus on the Wildcats. As a result, the market has risen by a point to indicate the action on the Nova. On the contrary, 69% of the cash action and 63% of the ticket action is with KU. 62% of the consensus also like the Wildcats here in public forums. In Over/Under markets, the figure has diminished by half of a point to indicate action on the Under. Presently, 52% of the cash and 65% of the ticket action is on the Over. On the Money Line, the Jayhawks are a +195 underdog while the Wildcats are priced at -230.

Villanova Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks Prediction 03/31/2018

Targeting overreactions is a big part of our practice. After Kansas defeated Duke in what is nothing short of an instant classic, the public is bound to get aboard the Rock Chalk express. However, hard-fought overtime wins often set up teams for considerable let-downs in their follow-up. In KU's case, this could not have come against a tougher opponent. The Wildcats own advantages in every statistical department, excluding the bench. The Jayhawks are set up to be dominated on both sides of the court and also be outmuscled on the glass by Nova's frontcourt. Villanova has won nine straight games and looked every bit of what we look for in a tournament champion. The price is right for Nova here to cover big.

Free Pick: 
Take Villanova -5 (KF)

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