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Kansas vs Samford Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

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Kansas vs Samford Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

The No. 4 seed Kansas Jayhawks (22-10) and the No. 13 seed Samford Bulldogs (29-5) will meet on Thursday at 9:55 PM ET in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The contest airs on TBS.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Kansas vs. Samford Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Game Time: 9:55 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Arena: Delta Center

Kansas vs. Samford Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Kansas win (65.9%)

Before making a bet on Thursday's Kansas-Samford spread (Kansas -7.5) or over/under (153.5 points), take a look at the betting trends and insights below.

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Kansas vs. Samford: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Kansas has covered 14 times in 31 games with a spread this season.
  • Samford has put together an 18-14-0 ATS record so far this season.
  • Kansas covers the spread when it is a 7.5-point favorite or more 40% of the time. That's more often than Samford covers as an underdog of 7.5 or more (never covered this season).
  • At home, the Jayhawks own a better record against the spread (9-7-0) compared to their ATS record in away games (3-7-0).
  • The Bulldogs have performed better against the spread at home (9-7-0) than away (7-6-0) this year.

Kansas vs. Samford: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Kansas has come away with 18 wins in the 22 contests it has been listed as the moneyline favorite in this season.
  • The Jayhawks have a win-loss record of 13-3 when favored by -285 or better by oddsmakers this year.
  • Samford has won 50% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (3-3).
  • The Bulldogs have played as a moneyline underdog of +230 or longer in only one game this season, which they lost.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Kansas has a 74% chance of walking away with the win.

Kansas vs. Samford Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Kansas averages 75.3 points per game (121st in college basketball) while allowing 68.7 per outing (79th in college basketball). It has a +210 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 6.6 points per game.
  • Kevin McCullar's team-leading 18.3 points per game ranks 71st in the country.
  • Samford is outscoring opponents by 12.1 points per game, with a +409 scoring differential overall. It puts up 86 points per game (fifth in college basketball) and allows 73.9 per outing (243rd in college basketball).
  • Samford's leading scorer, Achor Achor, ranks 209th in the country, scoring 15.8 points per game.
  • The Jayhawks average 36 rebounds per game (130th in college basketball) while allowing 33.6 per contest to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 2.4 boards per game.
  • Hunter Dickinson tops the Jayhawks with 10.8 rebounds per game (eighth in college basketball play).
  • The Bulldogs record 35.9 rebounds per game (136th in college basketball), compared to the 35.6 of their opponents.
  • Achor is 325th in college basketball with 6.1 rebounds per game, leading the Bulldogs.
  • Kansas ranks 121st in college basketball with 97.5 points scored per 100 possessions, and 67th in college basketball defensively with 89 points conceded per 100 possessions.
  • The Bulldogs score 103.6 points per 100 possessions (23rd in college basketball), while allowing 89.1 points per 100 possessions (70th in college basketball).

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