- Kansas has -195 odds to beat Villanova.
- Duke has -185 odds to beat North Carolina in the Final Four.
NEW ORLEANS—The Final Four of March Madness is here and both games have been taking in some serious action on the betting lines. In the first matchup, the Kansas Jayhawks are going up against the Villanova Wildcats. Finishing off the Final Four is a heavyweight showdown between the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels.
#1 Kansas Jayhawks Vs. #2 Villanova Wildcats
Kansas Vs. Villanova Odds
- Moneyline: Kansas (-195) vs. Villanova (+165)
- Spread: Kansas -4.5
- Total: 133 Points
In this first Final Four matchup, legal online sportsbooks are leaning in the direction of Kansas to come out on top and public bettors have followed.
On the moneyline, the Jayhawks are looking at 65% of total bets placed on 68% of the betting handle. On the spread, 71% of bets are on the Jayhawks to cover, however, 52% of the handle is on Villanova covering.
As for the total points in the game, they are split as 56% of bets placed are on the over but betting sharps are leaning on the under with 55% of the money.
It makes sense that the Wildcats are seeing the majority of the money on the spread as they have gone 4-0 ATS in the tournament while Kansas is just 2-2. On the game total, both teams have seen the under more often than as they both have gone 3-1 with the under.
#2 Duke Blue Devils Vs. #8 North Carolina Tar Heels
Duke Vs. North Carolina Odds
- Moneyline: Duke (-185) vs. North Carolina (+160)
- Spread: Duke -4
- Total: 151 Points
In what has the potential to be the matchup of the tournament, Duke’s March Madness odds are favored over North Carolina in their third meeting this season. Both teams each took home a win in the first two games.
Getting right into it, Duke is seeing majority of the moneyline action at 63% of bets and the handle. They are also taking action on the spread at 54% of bets and 55% of the money.
Where things get interesting though is on the game total which is set at 151. It is clear that the public thinks this is too high of a number with 59% of bets going on the under while the handle is split 50/50.
While this is a high number, there are some major trends that are pointing towards the over.
First off, they hit the over in each of their first two meetings that saw the total set at 152.5 and 153.5. In their last six matchups against one another, they have hit the over in each game.
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