- The Kansas Jayhawks have +120 odds to cover a -6.5-point spread/
- There are -120 odds on Paolo Banchero to score 15 points and for Duke to win.
- Caleb Love has +450 odds to be the highest scorer in the game.
NEW ORLEANS – The Final Four is slated to begin on Saturday night and will tip off with the Kansas Jayhawks going up against the Villanova Wildcats. Capping off the night will be the rivalry between the Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels.
Kansas Jayhawks Vs. Villanova Wildcats
Kansas Alternate Spread Odds
- Kansas -6.5 +120
The current line for this game on online betting sites has Kansas listed as a 4.5-point favorite at -110 odds so being able to get them at +120 at just a 2-point difference is well worth the risk. Many are quick to doubt the Jayhawks against the spread being that they went just 19-19 ATS this season. However, that is because many expect them to run away and cover double-digit spreads each week.
They are averaging a win margin of 11.1 points. Also, on their nine-game win streak right now, they have covered a 6.5-point spread in seven of those games including three times in March Madness. Backing that up, even more, is that Villanova will be without Justin Moore, their second-highest scorer after he tore his Achilles in the Elite 8.
Kansas Vs. Villanova Game Total Odds
- Over 133 -110
- Under 133 -110
While 133 seems like a manageable number to go over on the game total, the under has been scorching hot in the later rounds of the tournament. Between the Sweet 16 and Elite 8, the under went 11-1. Both teams have also been on an under trend in recent outings. In March Madness, Kansas has gone 3-1 with the under and is also 7-3 with the under in their last ten games. Nova is also 3-1 with the under in March Madness and is 6-1 with it in their last seven.
Duke Blue Devils Vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
Duke To Win + P. Banchero 15+ Points Odds
- Yes -120
This has the potential to be some of the easiest money made while betting on March Madness. The odds for the game are already in favor of Duke winning and they have been on an absolute tear recently. In March Madness, they’ve scored 78+ points in all four games and won three of the four games by nine points or more.
As for Banchero, there is no reason that he will score 15 or more points in this game. He went for 23 points in the second game against UNC in the regular season. In tournament season, he has also been scoring lights out having gone for 15+ points in Duke’s last six games.
Caleb Love To Be The Highest Score Odds
- Yes +450
It is strange that Love’s odds to be the highest scorer in the game are so long being that he has been explosive as ever in the tournament. In his last four games in March Madness, he has seen a 23 point outing and a 30 points outing. He is certainly in stride right now and could be worth the risk. Especially at the long odds.
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