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Kansas vs. Villanova 4/2/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Kansas Jayhawks vs Villanova Wildcats Odds & Info

Game Kansas Jayhawks vs Villanova Wildcats
Date & Time Saturday April 2, 2022, 6:09 PM (EDT)
Location
Caesars Superdome New Orleans, LA
Latest odds
KU -4 ; O/U 133
TV Channel
TBS

The No. 2 seeded Villanova Wildcats play the No. 1 seeded Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday in the Final Four at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Villanova defeated Houston 50-44 on Saturday to reach the Final Four. Villanova's defense came up big against Houston in the South Region Final, holding the Cougars to 29.8% shooting. Thus far, Villanova has defeated Delaware, Ohio State, Michigan and Houston in the Big Dance.

Collin Gilespie is leading Villanova in scoring and assists with averages of 15.6 points and 3.3 assists, while the leading rebounder is Jermaine Samuels with an average of 6.5 rebounds per game. Villanova second-leading scorer Justin Moore (14.8 ppg) tore his Achilles during the Elite 8 and will not play. Villanova is scoring an average of 72.6 points per game while shooting 43.7% overall and 35.9% from 3-point territory.

Kansas reached the Final Four with a 76-50 victory over the Miami Hurricanes on Sunday in the final of the Midwest region. Ochai Agbaji was the leading scorer for Kansas with 18 points. The Jayhawks defense held Miami to 34.5% shooting. Kansas outrebounded Miami 41-28. Prior to defeating Miami, Kansas defeated Texas Southern, Creighton and Providence.

Ochai Agbaji is the leading scorer for Kansas with an average of 18.9 points per game, while Christian Braun is the second leading scorer with an average of 14.3 points per game. Jalen Wilson is the leading rebounder with an average of 7.3 rebounds per game and Dajuan Harris Jr. is the leader in assists with an average of 4.2 assists per game. Kansas is scoring an average of 78.6 points per game. The Jayhawks are shooting 48.1% overall and 35.5% from 3-point territory.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Villanova is 4-0 ATS in its last 4
  • The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Wildcats last 7
  • Kansas is 6-2 ATS in its last 8
  • The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Jayhawks last 10

Free NCAAB Pick:

Kansas Jayhawks -4

Kansas held the Miami Hurricanes to 50 points and 34.5% shooting in their Elite 8 victory and will face a short-handed Villanova squad that is without its second-leading scorer Justin Moore, who averaged 14.8 points per game this season.  Kansas has covered the number in six of its last eight overall and in five of the last seven when playing against an opponent with a winning percentage above .600. Final Score Prediction, Kansas Jayhawks win and cover ATS 61-51.

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