Kansas Jayhawks NCAA Tournament Betting Lines

Kansas Jayhawks NCAA Basketball Betting

Kansas Jayhawks NCAA Basketball Betting

Bill Self returned slimmer and healthier to begin serving out his lifetime contract as head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks. But this year was not all that Kansas fans and gamblers hoped for. The Jayhawks were a good team but nowhere near great. The newly arrived Houston Cougars took control of the Big 12 early on and outclassed the rest of the conference. Kansas has above-average metrics but lacks any quality that stands apart. Most important of all, Kansas was a poor value on the board and spattered gamblers with red ink.

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2024 Kansas Jayhawks Betting Odds

Samford Bulldogs +8

Kansas Jayhawks -8

Total: 154

Money Line: Samford +296, Kansas -370

Kansas Jayhawks Next Matchup

On Thursday, March 21, 2024, the Kansas Jayhawks of the Big 12 Conference will face the Samford Bulldogs of the Southern Conference at Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT. Tipoff Time is 9:55 p.m. ET, with television coverage on TBS.

Samford Bulldogs Team Overview

Overall, the Samford Bulldogs are 26-5 straight up, 16-13 against the spread, and 14-15 over/under the total. Samford has national metrics of 4th for scoring offense, 10th for field goal percentage, 6th for 3-point field goal percentage, 125th for free throw percentage, and 191st for offensive rebounding. While defensively, Samford is 260th for scoring defense, 163rd for field goal percentage permitted, 252nd for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 203rd for defensive rebounding.

Late on, Samford has covered three of its previous eight games. Samford has gone over the total in four of its last six outings. First among Samford scorers is Achor Achor, with 15.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

Kansas Jayhawks Team Overview

Overall, the Kansas Jayhawks are 22-9 straight up, 13-18 against the spread, and 14-16-1 over/under the total. Kansas has national metrics of 111th for scoring offense, 11th for field goal percentage, 206th for 3-point field goal percentage, 140th for free throw percentage, and 148th for offensive rebounding. While defensively, Kansas is 84th for scoring defense, 21st for field goal percentage permitted, 149th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 100th for defensive rebounding.

Late on, Kansas has covered three of its previous ten games. Kansas has gone over the total in three of its last ten outings. First among Kansas scorers is G Kevin McCullar Jr, with 18.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. C Hunter Dickinson averages 18.0 points and 10.8 rebounds per contest.

Kansas head coach Bill Self led Kansas to the 2008 and 2022 national championships. Self is a 2-time AP Coach of the Year and a 6-time Big 12 Coach of the Year. Further, Self has 16 Big 12 regular season titles with eight Big 12 Tournament championships. Bill Self arrived at Kansas in 2003 from Illinois, where he took the Fighting Illini to the NCAA Tournament in all three of his seasons with an Elite Eight and Sweet Sixteen berth. He recently signed a lifetime contract.

On average, no program in the country entered the college basketball season with the expectations of Kansas Basketball. Bill Self’s bunch is only two years removed from a national championship. Still, after a surprising second-round exit in last year’s NCAA Tournament, Kansas is more motivated than ever to return to the top of the college basketball mountain.

Kansas has lorded over the Big 12 conference, claiming 19 of the past 22 regular season conference championships. Still, the Jayhawks faced a new challenge this year with the addition of Houston, Cincinnati, BYU, and UCF.

Kansas lost a ton of production from last year after Big 12 Player of the Year Jalen Wilson and Grady Dick both made the leap to the NBA, but Bill Self hit the recruiting trail and the transfer portal hard to fill the void. Former Michigan big man Hunter Dickinson was one of the jewels of the portal.

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