Villanova Final Four Analysis – Here’s What You Need to Know About the Title-Seeking Wildcats
Top-seeded Villanova started off the year by winning their first 13 games and 22 of their first 23 games overall. The NCAA champions just two years ago, hit a rough patch down the stretch run of the regular season where he suffered a trio of untimely losses, but the Wildcats got their act together in a big way by winning the Big East Conference championship and now they hit the Final Four looking like the best team still standing.
If you want to know what lies ahead for the title-seeking team from the City of Brotherly Love as they get set to take on similarly top-seeded Kansas in their Final Four showdown on Saturday, then let’s get to it with my expert analysis on Villanova.
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What: #1 Kansas Jayhawks (31-7) Vs. #1 Kansas Jayhawks (31-7)
When: Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 8:49:00 P.M. ET
Where: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Stream: March Madness
The Line: Villanova -5 -110 | -245 | U155 -110
Let me get started by saying the Wildcats are the deepest and most balanced team in all of college basketball with (once again) an absolutely insane, six double-digit scorers on their roster!
Villanova has a Player of the Year candidate in a junior point guard and leading scorer Jalen Brunson (19.2 ppg), but he may not even be their best player. You see, Villanova has a sure-fire lottery pick in rangy, 6-6 swingman Mikal Bridges (17.8 ppg), a player that can do it all from taking it to the rack to shoot it from distance or lock down even the best offensive players in the nation.
Villanova ranked first in the country in scoring by putting up a stupendous 86.6 points per game while also ranking sixth in field goal shooting percentage (49.9%) and 19th in three-point shooting (40.0%). The Wildcats have a five-star freshman big man in Omari Spellman that can shoot it from distance or score on the low block and they have a trio of heady players that can all hurt opponents with their shooting and heady play in Donte DiVincenzo, Eric Paschall, and Phil Booth.
In addition to that, the Wildcats are also very good defensively as they limited the opposition to just 70.0 points per game despite playing at a break-neck pace while holding the opposition to just 32.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc (33rd). Villanova is also peaking at the right time, having won nine straight games heading into the Final Four, while winning all four of their March madness matchups by double digits. The Cats have also been money in the bank this season by going 26-12 ATS and a consistent 25-13 O/U. Make no mistake about it college basketball bettors, dispatching Villanova is going to be extremely difficult for anyone – and I believe – impossible!
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