Villanova at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/31/2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Alamodome to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in the Final Four. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 4 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 34-4. They currently have a point differential of 16.4 as they are averaging 86.6 points per contest while giving up 70.2 per game. Kansas has an overall mark of 31-7. They are averaging 81.4 points per contest and giving up 71.3, which is a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 25-12 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 21-10 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 20-16 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 13-16 against the over/under this year
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
01/20/18 F Billy Preston Left Team is out for season
Jalen Brunson averages 19.2 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 81%. Mikal Bridges averages 17.8 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Devonte' Graham averages 17.2 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 86.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 40%, which is good for 19th in the country. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game, which ranks them 141st and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 338th with 10.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 113th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 102nd and 35th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 67th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 199th place in college basketball. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 29th in the country with 81.4 points per game this year. They are 12th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in college basketball. They are 158th in the nation in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 16.9. The Jayhawks are 278th in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Jayhawks surrender 71.3 points per contest, which ranks them 149th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 75th and 52nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 114th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 199th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 176th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 1st in the nation in offensive rating with 122.1, and their defensive rating of 99 is ranked 70th. In terms of pace they are 142nd in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 14th in Division 1. Villanova is 339th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 69th in the nation.
Kansas is 281st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 72nd in the nation. The Jayhawks are 12th in the country in offensive rating with 115.5, and their defensive rating of 101.1 is ranked 130th. In terms of pace they are 135th in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 6th. As a team they are 17th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 78th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas +4
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