Villanova vs. Kansas - 3/26/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Villanova Wildcats (32-5) at Kansas Jayhawks (33-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:49 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -2 -- Over/Under: 145.5 See the Latest Odds
The Villanova Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks square off Saturday in the NCAA Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center.
The Villanova Wildcats look for another win after beating Miami on Thursday. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 77.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Josh Hart is averaging 15.4 points and 6.8 rebounds while Kris Jenkins is averaging 13.5 points and 2.2 assists. Ryan Arcidiacono is dishing 4.4 assists and Daniel Ochefu is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Wildcats are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Villanova Wildcats are 7-2 this season on neutral courts.
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The Kansas Jayhawks look for another win after beating Maryland on Thursday. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 80.8 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 67.6 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Perry Ellis is averaging 17.2 points and 5.9 rebounds while Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 13.7 points and 2.6 assists. Frank Mason III is dishing 4.6 assists and Devonte' Graham is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 42.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Jayhawks are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks are 9-1 this season on neutral courts.
The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Jayhawks are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 non-conference games and 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
Kansas is probably the most balanced team in the country and has the defense to slow down the red hot Villanova Wildcats. I'm not sure Villanova will be as comfortable offensively as its been in other games this tournament. I like Kansas and the small chalk.