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Looking for Howard Bison vs. Kansas Jayhawks NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Bison taking on the Jayhawks on Thursday, March 16th Wells Fargo Arena (IA), Des Moines. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA basketball predictions like this Bison Jayhawks matchup.
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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Bison vs. Kansas
- (22-12) Howard Bison vs. Kansas Jayhawks (27-7)
- Date: Thursday, March 16th
- Time: 2:00 ET
- Venue: Wells Fargo Arena (IA), Des Moines
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Bison +1600 | Jayhawks -9399
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Howard +21.5 | Kansas -21.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 145.5
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At this point, Howard heads into their matchup vs Kansas with a record of 22-12 and riding a 5 game win streak. Meanwhile, in their 17 road games this season, Howard has a record of 7-10.
Having been the underdog in 17 games, the Bison have gone 7-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +21.5 underdogs on the spread.
Presently, Howard has a record of 8-9 in non-conference games. In Mid-Eastern action, they have a mark of 14-3.
Coming into the game, Elijah Hawkins is the team leader in scoring, averaging 13.0 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Hawkins is grabbing 3.7 rebounds and adding 5.9 assists. Howard’s second leading scorer is Steve Settle III, who has hit 41.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 10.7 points per game.
So far, the Bison have been an above average unit, averaging 76.4 points per game, good for 59th in the NCAA. In addition, Howard’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 60.28% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 231st in overall field goal percentage at 43.9%. When the Bison have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 35.7% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Howard is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 72.6 per contest, placing them just 236th in college basketball. Currently, Howard’s 34.3 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Bison are averaging 10.2 offensive boards per game.
Overall, Kansas has an 27-7 overall record. So far, Kansas has been the home team 21 times, sitting with a record of 19-2.
Getting ready to play for the 28 times as the favorite, the Jayhawks have gone 24-4 in those matchups. Playing at home, Kansas comes into this game as -21.5 point favorites.
Presently, Kansas has a record of 12-1 in non-conference games. In Big 12 action, they have a mark of 15-6.
Coming into the game, Jalen Wilson is the team leader in scoring, averaging 20.1 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Wilson is grabbing 8.4 rebounds and adding 2.3 assists. Kansas’ second leading scorer is Gradey Dick, who has hit 44.1% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 14.1 points per game.
Jayhawks Key Stats
So far, the Jayhawks have been an above average unit, averaging 78.6 points per game, good for 31st in the NCAA. In addition, Kansas’ offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 66.59% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 33rd in overall field goal percentage at 48.1%. When the Jayhawks have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 35.5% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Kansas is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 69.3 per contest, placing them just 349th in college basketball. Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average at 37.4 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 11.1 offensive boards per game.
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Howard Bison vs. Kansas Jayhawks CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, Howard is 4-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Bison are 5-0 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, Howard is 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 8-2 SU.
- At this point, Bison are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Jayhawks are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Howard Bison vs. Kansas Jayhawks CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Howard Bison +21.5
If you’re deciding whether to down a bet vs the spread in this matchup, we recommend taking the Howard Bison to cover as +21.5 point underdogs. One thing that often causes problems for team’s who are heavy underdogs is when they are matched up against a team that can dictate the pace of play. However, both Howard and Kansas come into today’s game near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Given that style of place won’t be an issue for the Bison and the fact that they have 3-2 vs. the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we like them to cover the spread on the road.
Free Howard vs. Kansas CBB Betting Pick: Howard ATS
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