Saturday’s College Basketball Betting Previews: Villanova-Kansas, Gonzaga-North Carolina

Dec 15, 2018 03:50 PM EST

USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Kansas Jayhawks guard Devon Dotson (11), Villanova Wildcats forward Eric Paschall (4).

Although college football’s bowl season kicks off tomorrow afternoon, we’ve also been blessed with a sublime college basketball slate. Not only does the AP’s No. 1-ranked Kansas host No. 17 Villanova in a Final Four rematch, but No. 4 Gonzaga also faces No. 12 North Carolina in what could be preview for Minneapolis in March.

Which sides present more value? Let’s breakdown each contest.

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Villanova Wildcats at Kansas Jayhawks

  • Spread: Kansas -7.5
  • Over/under: 143.5
  • Tip: Noon ET
  • TV channel: ESPN

Don’t buy the notion that the Wildcats (6-5 against the spread) were looking ahead to this game before their loss to Penn on Tuesday. Villanova continued to display its flaws, struggling from behind the arc until desperation time kicked in and committing 11 turnovers.

The Jayhawks (4-4 ATS) are in position to rebound following a three-point win over a strong mid-major in New Mexico State.