Villanova vs. Kansas Prediction
Kansas is the last No. 1 seed remaining in the NCAA Tournament and is a 4-point favorite against 2 seed Villanova in the Final Four on Saturday evening. Will the Jayhawks cover or is there a better play for this 6:09 p.m. ET tip-off?
701 Villanova Wildcats (+4) vs. 702 Kansas Jayhawks (-4); o/u 133
6:09 p.m. ET, Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Kansas Jayhawks DFS Snapshot
Ochai Agbaji had 18 points (8-12 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT), five rebounds, four assists and four steals in 34 minutes during Sunday's 76-50 win over Miami (FL). Agbaji is coming of a couple performances where he struggled from a shooting perspective. He was little quiet to start the game, but exploded in the second half in larger part due to his defense and getting out in transition. If Agbaji is aggressively hunting his shot, Kansas is an extremely tough team to beat. He will look to help the Jayhawks get revenge for the 2019 Final Four loss to Villanova on Saturday.
Villanova Wildcats DFS Snapshot
Jermaine Samuels amassed 16 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and 10 rebounds over 33 minutes during Saturday's 50-44 victory over Houston. Samuels led the game in scoring while collecting his fourth double-double of the season. Samuels has feasted across four tournament games, exceeding 15 points in each contest. He's a key piece of Villanova's Final Four aspirations.
Final Four Betting Prediction
The under is 8-1 in the Wildcats’ last nine neutral site games, is 6-1 in their last seven games overall and is 14-3 in their last 17 games coming off an ATS win. The under is also 4-1 in Villanova’s last five NCAA Tournament games and is 4-1-1 in the Wildcats’ last six games versus a team with a winning record.
On the other side, the under has cashed in seven of the Jayhawks’ last 10 games overall, is 28-13 in their last 41 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite and is 3-1-1 in their last five NCAA Tournament games overall. The under has also cashed in seven of their last nine games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
MARCH MADNESS BETTING PREDICTION: VILLANOVA/KANSAS UNDER 133