March Madness has once again had us scratching our heads. Some of the most popular picks to win the NCAA Tournament are already gone. Kansas exited in the Elite Eight thanks to the Villanova Wildcats. Michigan State was upset in the very first round by a 15 seed. With so many upsets happening, it’s time we fall back on some experts before making our next picks.
Below, we compile some of the best experts picks heading into the Final Four game between Villanova and Oklahoma. Assuming the Big Dance remains as crazy as it seems, it’s going to be one hell of a ride in this game.
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Experts Picks for the Villanova vs. Oklahoma Final Four Game
|Ken Bikoff||Oklahoma 75-70|
Oklahoma has the personnel to wear down Villanova’s guards with quickness. The Sooners also have the advantage of having a go-to player like Hield. Meanwhile, the Wildcats don’t have a go-to guy when the going gets tough. Bikoff also notes that Villanova doesn’t have much depth despite getting contributions from all over the floor.
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The Kansas Jayhawks were the favorites of many to win the NCAA Tournament. But the Villanova Wildcats crashed the party in style with a 64-59 victory in the Elite Eight as two-point underdogs. The Wildcats now have the distinction of being favorites ahead of their Final Four matchup against Oklahoma.
For Sports Chat Place’s Mark Roberts, the Wildcats have everything they need to make the national championship game. Oklahoma’s December victory over Villanova has no bearing this late into the season. While Roberts believes that the Wildcats will win this Final Four matchup, he does mention that the Sooners’ Buddy Hield will score 30-plus points to give his team some life.
Defense will be key for Villanova ahead of their Final Four matchup against Oklahoma. The Wildcats haven’t allowed 70 points in the tournament thus far, and has forced all four of their opponents to double digit turnovers. They forced 14 Oklahoma turnovers in their regular season meeting, but were blown out.
The Sooners are a high-scoring bunch led by Buddy Hield. But their high-powered offense hasn’t given them much success against the spread. The Sooners are just 2-7 ATS in their last nine games. In contrast, Villanova is 4-0 ATS in the tournament thus far. Expect Villanova’s defense to stifle Oklahoma en route to an upset win to make the championship game.
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