|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAABLet's take a look at Saturday night's Elite Eight matchup between the No. 2 Villanova Wildcats and the No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks. The South Regional game at the KFC Yum Center is scheduled to tip off at 8:45 PM ET. Currently, Kansas is listed as a slight favorite to win this NCAA tournament matchup.
The Wildcats are 32-5 SU and 18-17-1 ATS so far this season. Nineteen of their games have gone OVER the line, with sixteen going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 92-69 win over the Miami-Florida Hurricanes, where they won against the spread as -4 point favorites. The total went OVER the 140 point line set by sportsbook oddsmakers in that matchup.
The Jayhawks are 33-4 SU and 24-11 ATS overall this year. Thirteen of their games have gone OVER the line, with twenty-one going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 79-63 win over the Maryland Terrapins, where they won against the spread as -5 ½ point favorites. The total went UNDER the 143 point line set by college basketball gambling experts in that game.
Villanova is 4-1 ATS in the NCAA tournament, and 35-16-2 ATS against non-conference opponents. They are 38-18-1 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 1-4 ATS on Saturday. They are 1-4 ATS against Big 12 teams.
The total has gone OVER in all 5 of their recent games after a win spreadwise, and OVER in 9 of their last 10 after a SU win. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 8 against Big 12 teams, and OVER in 10 of their last 12 games overall. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 against non-conference teams, and OVER in 4 of their last 6 in the NCAA tournament.
Kansas is 4-0 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 4-0 ATS at a neutral site. They are 14-3 ATS overall recently, and 4-1 ATS in the NCAA tournament. They are 16-5 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise, and 6-2 ATS on Saturday. They are 19-7 ATS coming off of a SU win, and 19-7 ATS in non-conference play.
The total has gone UNDER in 26 of their last 33 games in the NCAA tournament, and UNDER in 21 of their last 29 coming off of a win spreadwise. The total has gone UNDER in 8 of their last 11 games on Saturday, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 games against non-conference teams. The total has gone UNDER in 11 of their last 17 games coming off of a SU win, and UNDER in 15 of their last 23 games overall.
These teams last met in November 2013, when Villanova won 63-59, and won against the spread as 4 ½ point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 154 point line set by sports betting websites in that matchup.
For Saturday's NCAA tournament game, betting odds list the Jayhawks as -2 ½ point favorites. The over/under is set at 144 ½ points. On the moneyline, Villanova is listed at +125, with Kansas a -145.