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Kansas vs Villanova NCAA Tournament Final Four Betting Preview: Point Spread, Moneylines

The Kansas Jayhawks (32-6) and the Villanova Wildcats (30-7) will play for a spot in the championship game of the NCAA Tournmanet on Saturday. Kansas is favored by four points in the Final Four matchup, which begins at 6:09 PM on TBS from Caesars Superdome.

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Kansas vs. Villanova Game Time and Odds

  • Game Day: Saturday, April 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:09 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Caesars Superdome
  • Moneyline favorite: Kansas (-183)
  • Spread: Kansas (-4)
  • Total: 132.5

Kansas Betting Stats and Trends

  • Kansas is 20-21-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games they were favored in by 4 points or more so far this season, the Jayhawks went 16-18 against the spread.
  • This season, Kansas’ games have hit the over 19 times out of 41 chances.
  • In 32 games this year, Kansas and its opponent have combined to score more than 132.5 points.
  • The average total for Jayhawks games this season has been 141.9, 9.4 points higher than the total for this game.
  • The 78.3 points per game the Jayhawks average are 16.1 more points than the Wildcats give up (62.2).
  • Kansas is 13-15 against the spread and 24-5 overall when scoring more than 62.2 points.
  • The Jayhawks are shooting 47.8% from the field this season, 7.4 percentage points higher than the 40.4% the Wildcats allow to opponents.
  • In games Kansas shoots higher than 40.4% from the field, it is 11-15 against the spread and 23-4 overall.

Villanova Betting Stats and Trends

  • Villanova has covered the spread 22 times in 40 games with a set spread.
  • The Wildcats have not covered a spread when playing as at least 4-point underdogs (0-1).
  • Games involving Villanova have hit the over 17 times out of 40 chances this year.
  • Villanova’s games have finished with over 132.5 points scored 19 times this year.
  • This season, Wildcats games have resulted in an average scoring total of 135.8, which is 3.3 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The Wildcats’ 71.9 points per game are just 4.6 more points than the 67.3 the Jayhawks give up.
  • Villanova has put together an 11-10-2 ATS record and a 20-4 overall record in games it scores more than 67.3 points.
  • The Wildcats have shot at a 43.4% rate from the field this season, 2.4 percentage points above the 41% shooting opponents of the Jayhawks have averaged.
  • This season, Villanova has an 11-8-2 record against the spread and a 19-3 record overall in games the team collectively shoots better than 41% from the field.

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Kansas vs. Villanova Statistics and Rankings

Kansas Rank Kansas Stat Villanova Stat Villanova Rank
23rd 78.3 Points Scored 71.9 148th
123rd 67.3 Points Allowed 62.2 20th
35th 15.4 Assists 11.9 255th
187th 11.9 Turnovers 9.3 347th
18th 47.8% Field Goal % 43.4% 218th
47th 41% Field Goal % Allowed 40.4% 37th

Kansas vs. Villanova Recent Trends

Kansas

  • Kansas is 10-0 overall and 6-4-0 against the spread in its last 10 contests.
  • Kansas and its opponents have combined to hit the over in three of those 10 games.
  • The past 10 Jayhawks games averaged 7.7 more points (140.2) than this matchup’s point total.
  • In the past 10 games, the Jayhawks are scoring 3.6 points less per game compared to their season average.

Villanova

  • Villanova covered the spread eight times in its past 10 matchups while putting up a 10-0 record straight-up in those games.
  • In one of those 10 games, the final combined score went over the set total.
  • The last 10 Wildcats games averaged 132.1 total points, 0.4 fewer points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • The Wildcats’ per-game scoring average across their past 10 games is 63.2, 8.7 points lower than their season-long per-game average.

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