Oklahoma vs. Villanova - 4/2/16 Final Four Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma Sooners (29-7) at Villanova Wildcats (33-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 6:09 pm (NRG Stadium)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -1 -- Over/Under: 149.5 See the Latest Odds
The Villanova Wildcats and Oklahoma Sooners square off Saturday afternoon in the Final Four at the NRG Stadium.
The Villanova Wildcats look for another victory after beating Kansas a week ago. 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 8-2 this season on neutral courts.
USA TODAY Sports
The Oklahoma Sooners look for another victory after beating Oregon a week ago. The Oklahoma Sooners are averaging 80.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 25.1 points and 5.7 rebounds while Jordan Woodard is averaging 13 points and 3.4 assists. Isaiah Cousins is dishing 4.6 assists and Ryan Spangler is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Oklahoma Sooners are shooting 42.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sooners are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma Sooners are 8-1 on neutral courts this season.
The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games and 34-15-2 ATS in their last 51 non-conference games. The Sooners are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
The same reason I backed the Sooners to beat the Ducks last week, Oklahoma has the offensive firepower to keep up with Villanova. The Sooners also have the best player in the country in Hield, who is playing at an unstoppable level right now. I've said it before and I'll say it again - Don't bet against Buddy.
Give me the Sooners in an outright victory.