Villanova Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas Hosts Nova in College Basketball Betting Line Matchup

December 12, 2018 NCAA Basketball, Online Wagering

At the onset of a matchup between Villanova and Kansas are images of college basketball glory.  While Nova has won two of the last three national championships Kansas is a traditional blue blood program.  Along the same lines both schools draw plenty of public attention with the college basketball betting line.  Villanova may say they are rebuilding but it has the look of a reload.  Meanwhile Kansas is a bona fide Final Four contender ranked second in the nation.   Extending this matchup’s appeal is Allen Fieldhouse.  Starting with its rich history is The Fog one of sport’s great venues

Villanova Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks

Date and Time: Saturday, December 15, 2018, noon Eastern

Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas

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Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas has a college basketball betting line record of 8-0 straight up, 4-4 vs. the odds, and 5-3 over the total.  It follows that Kansas will be well rested having last played on December 8.  KU has national rankings of 51st for scoring offense and 177th for points allowed.  Last time out the Jayhawks beat New Mexico State 63-60 as 14.5-point overlays.  The game was played at KU’s “second home” of the Sprint Center in Kansas City.  Dedric Lawson leads the Jayhawks with 19.1 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.

Villanova Wildcats

Villanova has a NCAA Basketball record of 8-2 straight up and 6-4 against the spread with 1-8 under the total.  Additionally the Wildcats have national rankings of 174th for scoring offense and 51st for points allowed.  Certainly, Jay Wright’s team is in a massive lineup transition which has curtailed offensive production.  Late on Phil Booth and Eric Paschall are trying to pick up the slack.  Both Booth and Paschall are averaging 15 points per game.

Stats to Consider

Despite their recent success Villanova has not been a good wagering value as a road dog. As an example, the Wildcats have covered just three of their last eight games in that role.  Seven of their last 11 as away pups have gone under the total.  Balanced against that is the poor record of Kansas as a home favorite.  Indeed, KU has paid in just five of their last 17 laying points at Allen Fieldhouse.  Five of their last six as home chalks have gone over the total.

Team vs. Team

Head to head Villanova has utterly dominated this series with Kansas.  To show the Wildcats have covered five of the last six meetings.  Three of the last four between these powerhouses have gone under the total.  Last year in March Madness tournament action Nova destroyed KU 95-79.  Naturally this sets up home court revenge for the Jayhawks.

Matchup to Watch

In view of Villanova losing so may key parts from last year’s championship team does Kansas have the edge on experience.  To be exact the Jayhawks have the college basketball betting line matchup advantage based on their veteran lineup.  Further, they will be motivated to avenge last spring’s defeat.

Villanova vs. Kansas NCAA games Betting Odds Picks

On this occasion look for Kansas to be super motivated for a revenge score.

Villanova vs. Kansas NCAA Betting Online Pick:  Kansas Jayhawks

Villanova vs. Kansas NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction:  Kansas 91, Villanova 78

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