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Villanova Wildcats V Kansas Jayhawks Elite Eight Odds & Free Pick

The number 1 seeded Kansas Jayhawks dominated Maryland in the second half of their 79 to 63 Sweet 16 win over the Terps to advance to the Elite Eight. Kansas battles the hottest team in the NCAA Tournament, the 2 seeded Villanova Wildcats in the Elite Eight. Villanova dominated Miami 92 to 69 on Thursday night. The game takes place in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, March 26. Tip-off is at 8:49 pm ET.

Kansas hasn’t lost since January 25. The Jayhawks have won 17 straight games. Villanova has won 8 out of its last 10 games.

How To Bet the No. 2 Villanova Wildcats vs No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks Elite Eight March Madness Odds

The NCAA Tournament March Madness Elite Eight betting odds favor Kansas by 3-points to beat Villanova. If you are betting the over/under the game total is 147. Villanova has gone 3 and 0 against the spread in all 3 of their NCAA Tournament games. Kansas has gone 3 and 0 ATS in their 3 NCAA Tournament games as well.

What: March Madness – South Region – Elite Eight
Who: Villanova Wildcats Vs Kansas Jayhawks
When: Sat, Mar 26 8:49 PM EDT
Where: Louisville, Kentucky
Stadium: KFC Yum! Center
Spread: Kansas -3
Game Total: 147
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Kansas vs Villanova

Why You Should Bet The No. 2 seeded Villanova Wildcats

No team is as hot as Villanova. The Wildcats have played like the absolute best team in college basketball during the NCAA Tournament. In their 86 to 56 win versus NC-Asheville, the Wildcats shot 57.9% from the field and 46.4% from three. In Round 2, an 87 to 68 win over Iowa, Villanova shot 59.3% from the field and 52.6% from three. On Thursday night in the huge win over Miami, the Wildcats drubbed the Hurricanes with 62.7% shooting from the field and 66.7% shooting from three.

Why You Should Bet The No. 1 seeded Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas does everything well. The Jayhawks may not have a real star, but, man, they play like a cohesive unit. As a team, Kansas does everything well. The Jayhawks average 81.9 points per game. They shoot close to 50% as a team from the field. They shoot 42.2% as a team from three. The Jayhawks allow less than 68 points per game from 39.7% shooting from the field and 32.3% shooting from three. Kansas is the most complete team in the NCAA Tournament.

Free Pick & Final Score Prediction

This should be a chess match on Saturday between Kansas Coach Bill Self and Villanova Coach Jay Wright. In the chess match, as crazy as it sounds, Wright has more pieces to work with.

It’s true that Kansas is the most complete team. But Kansas only has 1, maybe 2, go to guys. Wayne Selden Jr. and Perry Ellis are the players that the Jayhawks lean on when things get tough. Ellis continually rallied Kansas whenever Maryland made a run in Thursday’s win.

That’s not true for Villanova. Ray Arcidiacono is the leader. But, Arcidiacono, Josh Hart, Kris Jenkins and even center Daniel Ochefu can make shots and pick the team up when they need it. The Villanova Wildcats are dialed in like no other team in this tournament and Wright is making all of the correct adjustments. I like Villanova to beat Kansas and go on to the Final Four.

My final score prediction is Villanova 84, Kansas 70.