An opening-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 1-seed Kansas Jayhawks (27-7) play as a 21.5-point favorite against the No. 16 seed Howard Bison (22-12) on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena. The matchup starts at 2:00 PM on TBS. Here's a deep dive into this 1-16 matchup before filling out your brackets. The matchup's point total is set at 145.5.

Kansas vs. Howard Odds & Info

  • Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV: TBS
  • Where: Des Moines, Iowa
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Arena
Favorite Spread Over/Under
Kansas -21.5 145.5

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Kansas Betting Records & Stats

  • Kansas' games this season have gone over this contest's total of 145.5 points 12 times.
  • Kansas has an average point total of 142.9 in its contests this year, 2.6 fewer points than this game's over/under.
  • The Jayhawks are 14-17-0 against the spread this season.
  • Kansas has won 20, or 83.3%, of the 24 games it has played as the favorite this season.
  • Kansas has been at least a -5000 moneyline favorite three times this season and won all of those games.
  • The bookmakers' moneyline implies a 98% chance of a victory for Kansas.

Kansas vs. Howard Over/Under Stats

Games Over 145.5 % of Games Over 145.5 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Kansas 12 38.7% 74.9 150.4 67.9 139.8 143.9
Howard 18 64.3% 75.5 150.4 71.9 139.8 146.2

Additional Kansas Insights & Trends

  • Kansas has a 6-4 record against the spread while going 8-2 overall in its last 10 games.
  • In the Jayhawks' past 10 contests, they have hit the over twice.
  • The 74.9 points per game the Jayhawks average are just three more points than the Bison give up (71.9).
  • Kansas is 10-7 against the spread and 18-1 overall when scoring more than 71.9 points.

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Kansas vs. Howard Betting Splits

ATS Record ATS Record Against 21.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Kansas 14-17-0 1-3 14-17-0
Howard 16-12-0 0-1 15-13-0

Kansas vs. Howard Home/Away Splits

Kansas Howard
15-1 Home Record 12-2
7-4 Away Record 6-8
4-9-0 Home ATS Record 7-2-0
7-4-0 Away ATS Record 4-9-0
78.8 Points Scored Per Game (Home) 82.9
74 Points Scored Per Game (Away) 69.1
7-6-0 Over-Under-Push Record (Home) 7-2-0
5-6-0 Over-Under-Push Record (Away) 7-6-0

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