2018 March Madness Odds & Pick: Kansas vs. Villanova

Posted by Derrick Harper on March 26, 2018 in

The second game on Saturday from San Antonio features the Kansas Jayhawks and the March Madness Odds favorite Villanova Wildcats. The winner of this game will take on either the 11 seeded Loyola Ramblers or the 3rd seeded Michigan Wolverines in the National Title game.

The Kansas Jayhawks are winners of the Midwest Region and pick up a great overtime win on Sunday over Duke. The Jayhawks also beat Penn, Seton Hall, and Clemson to get to the Final Four. Kansas is 31-7 on the season and won the Big 12 regular season title and also the conference tournament.

Jay Wright and his Villanova Wildcats are playing great basketball right now. The Wildcats are coming off a win over Texas Tech. Villanova is 34-4 on the season and won the Big East Conference title. The Wildcats finished 2nd in the conference regular season standings. The Villanova Wildcats are -5 over Kansas on Saturday.

2018 March Madness Odds & Pick: Kansas vs. Villanova

Why Consider the Jayhawks March Madness Odds?

Bill Self is back in the NCAA Final Four. In 2008 – when the Jayhawks won the title… It was in San Antonio. The Jayhawks have seen some tight games in the postseason. After their 16 point win over Penn, they beat Seton Hall by 4, Clemson by 4 and Duke by 4. The Jayhawks have scored 80+ points in three straight games.

Devonte Graham is the man for Kansas, but Malik Newman was money in the win over Duke. The guard scored 30 points and nailed big shots continually for the Jayhawks. Kansas is seeking their fourth national title in school history. They are playing in their 15th Final Four and have won 107 tournament games.

Why Consider the Wildcats March Madness Odds?

Jay Wright and his Villanova Wildcats have been steady all season long. The Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament have been impressive, with wins over Radford, Alabama, West Virginia and Texas Tech. All four of the Wildcats wins have come by double digits. The win over Texas Tech saw them hold the Red Raiders to 59 points.

According to the latest March Madness Odds, Villanova comes in as the betting favorite against Kansas.

Jalen Brunson is likely the NCAA National Player of the Year. The Junior from Chicago has already won one national title and is on his way to guiding them to a second. The guard is scoring 19.3 points per game, and dishing out 4.6 assists per game. Villanova has been the top offensive teams in the nation. The Wildcats are scoring 87 points per game.

Kansas Moves to Title Game

The Kansas Jayhawks have been overlooked all season. In 2016 – Kansas lost to the Villanova Wildcats in the round of 8 to miss out on a chance at the Final Four. There is definitely revenge on their minds for that game. The Jayhawks are a great shooting basketball team, and if Malik Newman keeps nailing shots – they are tough to beat.

Look for more good Kansas defense, and a Jayhawks win. Jay Wright and the Wildcats have their title back in 2016, and Kansas has not won since 2008. It’s the Jayhawks turn as they come away with a win. Bet the Kansas Jayhawks +5 over the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday in the Final Four.