The No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks (27-7) and the No. 16 seed Howard Bison (22-12) will meet in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at 2:00 PM. Kansas is favored by 21.5 points in the contest, which airs on TBS. Here's everything you need to know about this 1-16 matchup when filling out your brackets. The matchup's over/under is 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 vs Howard Betting Records & Stats

  • So far this season, the Jayhawks have compiled a 14-17-0 record against the spread.
  • Kansas has been at least a -5000 moneyline favorite three times this season and won all of those games.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Jayhawks, based on the moneyline, is 98%.
  • So far this season, Howard has put together a 16-12-0 record against the spread.
  • This is the worst odds of a win that sportsbooks have given the Bison this season with a +1600 moneyline set for this game.
  • Howard has an implied victory probability of 5.9% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.

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 vs Howard Insights & Trends

  • Kansas is 6-4 against the spread and 8-2 overall over its last 10 contests.
  • The Jayhawks have hit the over twice in their past 10 contests.
  • Howard is 6-4 against the spread and 8-2 overall over its last 10 games.
  • Five of the Bison's last 10 outings have gone over the total.
  • The Jayhawks score 74.9 points per game, only three more points than the 71.9 the Bison allow.
  • When Kansas scores more than 71.9 points, it is 10-7 against the spread and 18-1 overall.
  • The Bison average 7.6 more points per game (75.5) than the Jayhawks allow (67.9).
  • Howard is 10-8 against the spread and 15-7 overall when it scores more than 67.9 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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