Kansas is a 4- to 4.5-point favorite over Villanova for next Saturday’s Final Four clash, according to odds around the betting market Monday morning. While Kansas opened -3.5 at SuperBook USA moments after the Jayhawks punched their ticket to New Orleans with Sunday’s win over Miami, the line was adjusted to -4 during early action.
Kansas can be had for -180 on the moneyline at DraftKings, Caesars deals +170 for a Villanova outright win. The total sits between 132.5 and 133, as 132 openers appear to be gone for now.
What Is Justin Moore Worth to Villanova-Kansas Line?
Villanova enters the Final Four without the services of Justin Moore, who suffered as torn Achilles in the final minute of Saturday’s win over Houston. The guard is second on the team in scoring (14.9 points per game) and assists (2.3 per game), and he’s also been good for 4.8 rebounds an outing.
Moore is worth 1.5 points to the betting line for Nova’s date with Kansas, SuperBook oddsmaker Ed Salmons told Gaming Today in a text message Sunday night.
Final Four Regulars
Kansas became the lone No. 1 seed to advance to New Orleans, with a 76-50 win over No. 10 Miami in Sunday’s Elite Eight game in Chicago. Ochai Agbaji and David McCormack led the way with 18 and 15 points, respectively, as the Jayhawks easily covered as 5.5-point favorites.
This the fourth Final Four appearance for Kansas under coach Bill Self, who guided the team to the national championship in 2008.
Villanova is up next for Self’s current group, after the Wildcats’ 50-44 victory as 3-point underdogs over Houston in the South Regional final Saturday. This marks coach Jay Wright’s fourth trip to the Final Four, and ‘Nova has won two national titles under Wright’s watch
For the coach to claim his third title, his Wildcats will have to perform better offensively than they did against Houston. They shot just 29 percent from the field and made only five of their 21 attempts from deep. Defense, though, was a different story, as they held Cougars to just one made three-pointer in the low-scoring affair.