Kansas vs. Arkansas Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – NCAA Tournament Round Second Round

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Kansas vs. Arkansas Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – NCAA Tournament Round Second Round

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 1 seed from the West Region bracket, the Kansas Jayhawks (28-7), meet the No. 8 seed Arkansas Razorbacks (21-13) on Saturday with a spot in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on the line. Kansas has been installed as a 4-point favorite to win this second round matchup, which begins at 5:15 PM on CBS. The matchup’s over/under is set at 143.

Kansas vs. Arkansas Odds

  • Kansas odds to win: -183
  • Arkansas odds to win: +155
  • Spread: Kansas (-4)
  • Total: 143

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
  • Time: 5:15 PM ET
  • TV: CBS
  • Where: Des Moines, Iowa
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Arena

Who Will Win Kansas vs. Arkansas?

Kansas and Arkansas Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Kansas has an 8-12 record against the spread in games it was favored by 4 points or more this season.

In games this year in which it was an underdog by 4 points or more, Arkansas has a 3-2 record against the spread.

These two teams average 149.9 points per game combined, 6.9 more than the total of 143.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 7.8 fewer points per game (135.2) than this matchup’s total of 143 points.

The average total in Kansas’ games this year is 0.5 more points than the over/under of 143 in this game.

Razorbacks games this season have averaged a total of 141.6 points, 1.4 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

The Jayhawks’ ATS record is 17-18-0 this season.

The Razorbacks are 16-16-2 against the spread this season.

Kansas Stats & Insights

Kansas averages 75.5 points per game (84th in college basketball) while giving up 67.9 per contest (115th in college basketball). It has a +266 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 7.6 points per game.

Kansas is 86th in the nation at 33.3 rebounds per game. That’s 1.3 more than the 32 its opponents average.

The Jayhawks make 7 three-pointers per game (220th in college basketball), while their opponents have made 6.5 on average.

Kansas puts up 95.6 points per 100 possessions (128th in college basketball), while giving up 86 points per 100 possessions (51st in college basketball).

The Jayhawks post 78.8 points per game when playing at home, compared to 74 points per game in away games, a difference of 4.8 points per contest.

Arkansas Stats & Insights

Arkansas has a +242 scoring differential, topping opponents by 7.1 points per game. It is putting up 74.4 points per game, 116th in college basketball, and is allowing 67.3 per outing to rank 96th in college basketball.

The 32.6 rebounds per game Arkansas accumulates rank 120th in the nation, 3.3 more than the 29.3 its opponents grab.

Arkansas hits 5 three-pointers per game (350th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 5.1 on average.

Arkansas ranks 146th in college basketball with 95 points scored per 100 possessions, and 47th defensively with 85.9 points conceded per 100 possessions.

At home, the Razorbacks average 76.3 points per game. On the road, they score 68.9.

Kansas Key Players to Watch

Jalen Wilson leads the Jayhawks in scoring and rebounding, accumulating 20.1 points and 8.4 boards per game.

Dajuan Harris leads Kansas in assists, averaging 6.3 per game while also scoring 8.8 points per contest.

Gradey Dick leads the Jayhawks in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.

The Kansas steals leader is Harris, who averages 2.2 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is KJ Adams, who compiles 0.8 rejections per contest.

Arkansas Key Players to Watch

Ricky Council IV is at the top of the Razorbacks scoring leaderboard with 16 points per game. He also collects 3.6 rebounds and racks up 2.2 assists per game.

The Arkansas leaders in rebounding and assists are Makhi Mitchell with 5.6 rebounds per game (he also adds 7.2 points and 1.1 assists per game) and Anthony Black with 4.1 assists per game (he also tacks on 12.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game).

Davonte Davis is dependable from deep and leads the Razorbacks with 1.4 made threes per game.

Black (two steals per game) is the steal leader for Arkansas while Makhel Mitchell (1.6 blocks per game) is the block leader.

Kansas vs. Arkansas Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Arkansas (+4)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (143)

  • Prediction:
    Kansas 73, Arkansas 70

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.