The Final Four gets underway Saturday night and the stars will all be on display in New Orleans.
To prepare you for the action, here are a pair of player props, along with some college basketball betting trends, for the Kansas-Villanova national semifinal.
Jermaine Samuels Over 14.5 Points (-105)
Injuries and altered lineups can help you find serious value in the props market and that’s the angle to take here.
Jermaine Samuels was the South Region’s Most Outstanding Player after averaging 17.5 points across their four tournament victories and is now in line to see an even bigger role in Villanova’s offense.
Justin Moore, the team’s second-leading scorer, has been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament due to a torn Achilles which means Samuels is likely to shoulder even more of the load against Kansas.
The fifth-year senior has cleared this number in every game in the NCAA tournament thus far and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to stop here.
Remy Martin Over 11.5 Points (-125)
Oftentimes, you have to ride what has gotten you there. The hot hand. And that’s what Kansas ought to be doing in the Final Four when it comes to fifth-year point guard Remy Martin.
The Arizona State transfer was the Midwest Region’s Most Outstanding Player and after finally getting over a nagging knee injury, he has been money for the Jayhawks off the pine.
Martin has toppled this total in four of his last five games and is a player you want to be backing based on his current form. This number feels a bit short even if you have to lay some juice to cash the ticket.