Final Four Odds, Betting Trends: Villanova vs. Kansas & North Carolina vs. Duke Public Percentages
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The 2022 Final Four gets underway tonight with Villanova vs. Kansas at 6:09 p.m. ET, followed by North Carolina vs. Duke at 8:49 p.m. ET.
Saturday night’s games will undoubtedly draw massive handles with bettors of all skill levels piling on for some Final Four action.
With this in mind, let’s leverage the Action Network’s college basketball public betting data to examine how the masses are getting down on Villanova vs. Kansas and North Carolina vs. Duke tonight.
Final Four Betting Trends
*Odds and betting trends data as of Saturday morning
Villanova vs. Kansas Betting Trends
- Spread: Kansas -4.5
- Total: 132.5
- Spread Percentage: 62% of bets on Villanova
- Total Percentage: 76% of bets on under
While Kansas is the lone No. 1 seed remaining in the NCAA Tournament, bettors prefer Villanova as of the time of writing.
More than six in every 10 spread tickets has taken the points (click here for live Final Four odds) since this line opened following last weekend’s Elite Eight matchups.
The Villanova vs. Kansas under is also the most popular bet of tonight’s Final Four matchups with 76% of tickets falling on that side of the total.
UNC vs. Duke Betting Trends
- Spread: Duke -4
- Total: 151.5
- Spread Percentage: 63% on UNC
- Total Percentage: 59% on over
Considering that North Carolina beat Duke in Coach K’s final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, it’s not all that surprising to see 63% of the bets happily gobbling up the Tar Heels in this matchup.
North Carolina has dropped from +4.5 to +4 since opening at most shops across the market, with much of the spread movement coming earlier in the week.