Kansas Jayhawks vs Villanova Wildcats 12/21/2019 Picks, Odds and Predictions
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Kansas Jayhawks vs Villanova Wildcats 12/21/2019 – It is the battle of the titans in NCAA Basketball as the Kansas Jayhawks visit the Villanova Wildcats at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kansas is on a 9-game winnings streak and they will put that on the line against Villanova who is undefeated on their home floor. Meanwhile, Villanova is also hot coming in from a four-game winning streak. This basketball game is featured on TV on Fox and live stream is available at SofaScore. This game is tight but Betting College Basketball Today gives the Jayhawks the slight upper hand over Villanova.
Kansas Jayhawks vs Villanova Wildcats 12/21/2019
The Kansas Jayhawks‘ only defeat was registered on opening night against the Duke Blue Devils. Since then, they have forgotten the taste of losing and went on a nine-game winning streak. Gunning for that illustrious 10-game winning streak, they will have to rely on Devin Dotson who is doing 19.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.2 steals per game. Dotson has been improving his NBA draft stock with the way Kansas is playing right now. He will have enough support from center Udoka Azubuike is doing 14.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and two blocks per night. Given more minutes, he will be doing a double-double against any squad in the NCAA. Ochai Agbaji has been the clear third man of the team behind Dotson and Azubuike but with the best contender to end their streak, they would need help from other role players such as David McCormack and Marcus Garrett to step up on their game.
Players to watch:
D. Dotson G (10 GP 34.5 MIN 19.6 PTS 3.7 REB 4.8 AST 2.2 STL 0 BLK 2.7 TO 50.4 FG% 85.3 FT% 31.8 3P%). U. Azubuike C (10 GP 26 MIN 14.2 PTS 8.1 REB 1.4 AST 0.8 STL 2 BLK 2 TO 83.1 FG% 37.8 FT% 0 3P%), O. Agbaji G (10 GP 32.8 MIN 11.4 PTS 5.1 REB 2.6 AST 1.6 STL 0.2 BLK 2.1 TO 46.2 FG% 75 FT% 41.2 3P%).
The Wildcats are currently 8-2 in the tournament and both of their losses came on the road. At the start of the season, NBA scouts are looking at Center-Forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl as their top prospect in Villanova. So far, he has been a double-double threat with 12.1 points and 9.7 rebounds. But scouts are also beginning to notice other players as well since Robinson-Earl is just the fourth top-scorer on the team. Saddiq Bey has been the go-to guy with 16.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists while Colin Gillespie is also making a strong case with 14.4 points, 5.2 assists and 1.5 steals per night. This Wildcats team is 6 players deep that could create serious damage on their opponents and to round up that rotation are Justin Moore, Cole Swider and Jermaine Samuels.
Players to watch:
S. Bey F (10 GP 30.9 MIN 16.3 PTS 5.5 REB 2.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.7 BLK 1.2 TO 54.1 FG% 84.4 FT% 44.4 3P%), C. Gillespie G (10 GP 30.3 MIN 14.4 PTS 2 REB 5.2 AST 1.5 STL 0.1 BLK 2.5 TO 41.3 FG% 82.2 FT% 35.6 3P%), J. Moore G (10 GP 28.5 MIN 12.6 PTS 2.4 REB 1.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 1.9 TO 47.5 FG% 76.2 FT% 43.2 3P%).
Kansas Jayhawks vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Predictions
Kansas is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
Wildcats are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
Kansas Jayhawks vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Picks
This is surely the game to watch today. With future NBA draft prospects on both teams, this promises fireworks. The Jayhawks are picked to win this game according to Online Sportsbook but Villanova is going to fight to defend their unbeaten streak at home. Battle of big men will happen with Robinson-Earl and Azubuike but the team that starts out huge will probably win it.
Moneyline: The Kansas Jayhawks are given a -122 as the slight favorite to win while the Villanova Wildcats are at +108.
Spread: It is a thin 2 points separating both teams with Villanova as the underdogs at +2 and Kansas is at -2.
Total: Both teams are expected to reach a 148 total with the Jayhawks going over and Villanova the team under.
Score Prediction: 78-72, Jayhawks win.