Villanova vs. Kansas Final Four Betting Preview: Odds, Opening Point Spread And Trends

Written By Katie Kohler on March 27, 2022 - Last Updated on April 1, 2022
Villanova Final Four odds

The Villanova Wildcats are returning to the Final Four for the third time in six years under head coach Jay Wright. Villanova beat Houston in the Elite 8 on Saturday night to win the South Region and claim their place in the Final Four. Before the start of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, Villanova’s odds were +300 at DraftKings PA Sportsbook to win the South Region. The Arizona Wildcats +150 were the favorites to emerge out of the region and had the majority of the bettors’ money (58%) at DraftKings Sportsbook. However, Arizona lost in the Sweet 16.

At FanDuel prior to the start of March Madness, Villanova was +550 to reach the Final Four. Now, the Wildcats are dancing their way to Caesars Superdome on Saturday, April 2 to face Kansas.

Villanova vs. Kansas Final Four betting preview

  • Villanova scores an average of 71.9 ppg and opponents score an average of 62.2 points
  • Kanas scores an average of 78.4 ppg and opponents score an average of 67.7 points
  • Nova guard Justin Moore, the team’s second-leading scorer, suffered a torn Achilles in the final minute of the Elite 8 game. Moore is out for the rest of the tourney and will have surgery this week.
  • Kansas (32-6) last loss came on March 1 versus TCU.
  • Villanova (30-7) has not lost since Feb. 22 against UConn.
  • Villanova versus Kansas is a rematch of the 2018 Final Four. The Wildcats defeated Kansas 95-79 and went on to win a national championship.

Villanova vs. Kansas Final Four betting splits

At DraftKings as of April 1

  • 51% of the money is on Villanova +4.5
  • 76% of the money is on the Over 133
  • 65% of the money is on Kansas ML -195


  • 73% of the money is on Kansas -4.5
  • 63% of the money is on the Over 132.5
  • 79% of the money is on Kanas ML -200

How to watch the 2022 Final Four

When: Saturday, April 2

Where: Caesars Superdome

Who: No. 1 seed Kansas and No. 2 seed Villanova tip-off at 6:09 p.m. Then, No. 2 seed Duke vs. No. 8 seed University of North Carolina at 8:49 p.m.

How to watch: Both games will be on TBS. You can also watch them on the TBS app, NCAA March Madness Live app and

Then what: The winners meet for the national championship on Monday, April 4 at 9 p.m.

Final Four betting odds Villanova vs. Kansas

Final Four betting odds: North Carolina vs. Duke

Villanova’s path to the 2022 Final Four

Round 1: Villanova -15.5: Final Score: Villanova 80, Delaware 60

  • Leading scorer – Jermaine Samuels (16 points, 10 rebounds)

Round 2: Villanova -5: Final Score: Villanova 71, Ohio State 61

  • Leading scorer – Collin Gillespie – (20 points, 4 assists)

Sweet 16: Villanova -5: Final Score: Villanova 63, Michigan 55

  • Leading scorer – Jermaine Samuels – (22 points, 7 rebounds)

Elite 8: Villanova +2.5: Final Score: Villanova 50- Houston 44

  • Leading scorer – Jermaine Samuels (16 points, 10 rebounds)

March Madness betting trends

Let’s take a look at what teams were the most-wagered to at the start of the 2022 NCAA Tournament (March 14) to reach the Final Four and win the National Championship.

FanDuel PA Sportsbook announced on March 16 that the most bet teams by handle to Make the Final Four were Kansas, Tennessee, Gonzaga, Duke, and UCLA.

At DraftKings right before the start of the tournament, the most money was on the following teams (by the percentage of handle) to win the 2022 National Championship.

  • Gonzaga 19%
  • Duke 10%
  • Kentucky 8%
  • Arizona 7%
  • Kansas 7%
  • Purdue 6%

Villanova did not even crack the Top Ten for the percentage of handle or bets to win the National Championship or to make the Final Four at DraftKings according to data released on March 17 and March 21

Odds to win the 2022 NCAA National Championship

Lead image Eric Gay/AP

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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist and Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania. Katie especially enjoys creating unique content and on-the-ground reporting in PA. She is focused on creating valuable, timely content about casinos and sports betting for readers. Katie has covered the legal Pennsylvania gambling industry for Catena Media since 2019.

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