Opening Kansas vs Villanova Odds Favor Jayhawks by 3.5 in Final Four

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  • The Kansas Jayhawks are opening as 3.5-point favorites over the Villanova Wildcats in their NCAA Final Four semifinal on Saturday, April 2
  • Kansas is the only #1 seed to survive to reach the Final Four
  • Villanova beat the Jayhawks in the 2018 Final Four semis en route to the school’s most recent national title

As as #1 seed still standing, the Kansas Jayhawks (32-6, 19-91 ATS) are a rarity in the 2022 NCAA Tournament but no one needs to tell the Jayhawks of the danger that looms in the form of the Villanova Wildcats (30-7, 20-5-2 ATS).

The only top seed to get the the Final Four, the Midwest Region champion Jayhawks are listed as the 3.5-point favorites over the Wildcats in one of two March Madness Final Four semifinals. Villanova captured the South Region as the #2 seed.

Villanova vs Kansas Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Total
Villanova +145 +3.5 (-110) O 132 (-110)
Kansas -165 -3.5 (-110) U 132 (-110)

Odds as of March 27th at DraftKings Sportsbook.


Villanova has won four of the past five meetings with Kansas. Those victories include an 95-79 verdict in the 2018 NCAA Tournament semifinals in San Antonio, Texas. Both schools were #1 seed in their region that year.

In the 2016 South Region final, #2 Villanova knocked off #1 Kansas 64-59. The Wildcats carried on to win the national championship in both of those years.

This is the fourth meeting between these two schools in NCAA Tournament play. All four times, Kansas was seeded #1. In the 2008 Midwest Region semifinal, #1 Kansas knocked off #12 Villanova 72-57. The Jayhawks carried on to win March Madness that year.

Tipoff for this game at the Caesars Superdome is set for 6pm ET. TBS is carrying the broadcast.

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Author: Stacy Hoffman