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Kansas and Villanova in First Final Four Matchup Saturday Night

2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four Betting:  Kansas Jayhawks vs. Villanova Wildcats  

Among the elites of March Madness betting is a historical powerhouse that has stood the test of time.  The Kansas Jayhawks are a blue blood brand of college hoops.  Duke, North Carolina, UCLA, and Kentucky are in that same class.  Counter to that is a new power program that is not going away.  The Villanova Wildcats are in the conversation for having the nation’s top program.  On the whole, such quality is what makes Saturday’s Final Four matchup of Villanova and Kansas a draw.

2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Final Four

Kansas Jayhawks vs. Villanova Wildcats Betting Information

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Time: 6:09 pm ET
Location: Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV Coverage: TBS

Kansas vs. Villanova Betting Odds

Villanova +4½ ( -110 ) 133 ( -110 ) +165
Kansas -4½ ( -110 ) 133 ( -110 ) -190
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Kansas Jayhawks vs. Villanova Wildcats CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, we will see equal action on the sportsbook odds.  Villanova is a quality dog that will attract sharps.  Kansas is a traditional power favorite that will draw squares.  

Villanova Remains the Quietly Powerful Brand  

Last time out for Villanova was a 50-44 win over Houston as 3-point dogs.  The game stayed under the total of 126.5.  Previously the Wildcats beat Michigan 63-55 as 4.5-point chalk.  That game went under the total of 137 in the Sweet Sixteen.

In the opening round Villanova beat Delaware 80-60 as 15-point chalk.  Also, that game cleared the total of 135.  Second-round action saw Nova take out Ohio State 71-61 as 5-point favorites.  And the game stayed under the total of 134.

The Villanova Wildcats have a season record of 30-7 straight up, 20-16-1 against the spread, and 17-20 over/under the total.  The Wildcats have 2022 March Madness Betting metrics of 115th for scoring offense, 210th for offensive rebounds, 36th for points allowed, and 38th for defensive rebounds.

Namely, Villanova head coach Jay Wright has taken the Villanova program to unprecedented glory.  The Wildcats are in their fourth Final Four under Wright.  Further, Nova won the 2016 and 2018 national championships.  Wright has produced eight regular season and five conference tournament championships in the Big East.  Wright is a two-time Naismith College Coach of the Year.  Additionally, he was named Big East Coach of the Year six times.

Kansas Tradition Fuels a Final Four Run

Last time out for Kansas was a 76-50 win over Miami-FL as 5.5-point favorites.  That game stayed under the total of 146 in the Elite Eight.  Sweet Sixteen action saw Kansas get past Providence 66-61 as 7-point chalk.  KU and the Friars stayed under the total of 141.

The Jayhawks took out Texas Southern 83-56 as 21.5-point chalk in the opening round.  That tilt stayed under the total of 146.  Second-round action saw Kansas beat Creighton 79-72 as 13.5-point favorites.  The Jayhawks and Bluejays cleared the total of 141.

In sum, the Jayhawks have a bet on NCAA basketball record of 32-6 straight up, 19-18-1 against the spread, and 20-18 over/under the total.  The Jayhawks have national metrics of 29th for scoring offense, 45th for offensive rebounds, 168th for points allowed, and 100th for defensive rebounds.

Kansas head coach Bill Self has overcome some serious allegations of cheating and running a renegade program.  To illuminate the FBI has been investigating the KU program for five years.  Self has admitted that the noise has harmed his recruiting efforts.

Thus, the great irony of Kansas making the Final Four is that Self had to run a developmental program.  Instead of the usual KU formula of fielding top-shelf talent.  Despite the negativity towards him and the KU program, Self may have turned in his career’s best fundamental coaching performance.

Kansas Jayhawks vs. Villanova Wildcats CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, we have two power 2022 March Madness Betting brands.  Kansas and Villanova are in top form.  Therefore, taking the points makes the most sense.

Kansas vs. Villanova CashBet Best Bet: 

Villanova Wildcats


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