Kansas Jayhawks guard Ochai Agbaji (30) cuts down the nets after the advancing to the Final Four. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas Jayhawks guard Ochai Agbaji (30) cuts down the nets after the advancing to the Final Four. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Jayhawks vs. Villanova Wildcats March Madness Final Four betting preview

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 starts at 6:09 PM on TBS from Caesars Superdome.

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Game Info and Betting Lines for Kansas vs. Villanova

  • Game Day: Saturday, April 2, 2022

  • Game Time: 6:09 PM ET

  • TV Channel: TBS

  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Arena: Caesars Superdome

  • Spread: Kansas -4.5

  • Total: 133

  • Moneyline: Kansas -200, Villanova +165

Kansas Betting Stats and Info

  • The Jayhawks have been the moneyline favorite 39 total times this season. They've gone 34-5 in those games.

  • Kansas has a 29-4 record (winning 87.9% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -192 or shorter.

  • Kansas has 20 wins in 38 games against the spread (ATS) this season.

  • The Jayhawks have an ATS record of 16-18 as 4-point favorites or greater.

  • Out of 38 Kansas games so far this season, 19 have gone over the total.

  • The average point total for Jayhawks games this year is 9.4 more points than the total of 132.5 in this matchup.

Villanova Betting Stats and Info

  • The Wildcats have entered the game as underdogs six times this season and won twice.

  • Villanova has played as an underdog of +160 or more once this season and lost that game.

  • In Villanova's 37 games this year, it has 22 wins against the spread.

  • This season, the Wildcats are winless against the spread when entering a game as an underdog of 4 points or more.

  • Villanova's games this season have hit the over in 42.5% of opportunities (17 times in 40 games with a set point total).

  • The average point total for the Wildcats this season is 3.3 points higher than this game's over/under.

Impact Players

Kansas Jayhawks

  • Christian Braun posts 14.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 1 steal and 0.8 blocked shots.

  • Ochai Agbaji leads the Jayhawks with 18.9 points per game and 1.6 assists, while also posting 5.2 rebounds.

  • Jalen Wilson is tops on the Jayhawks at 7.4 rebounds per game, while also putting up 1.7 assists and 11 points.

Villanova Wildcats

  • The Wildcats get 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game from Justin Moore.

  • Jermaine Samuels is the Wildcats' top rebounder (6.5 per game), and he posts 11.1 points and 1.4 assists.

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