Texas Southern vs Kansas 3/17/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Southern Tigers
Date & Time: 3/18/2022, 1:57 AM UTC
Location: Dickies Arena
Latest Odds: KU -21.5 ; Total 143
TV Channel: truTV

The final game of the Thursday NCAA Tournament schedule will feature a matchup between the Texas Southern Tigers and the Kansas Jayhawks from Dickies Arena. The 16th-seeded Tigers (19-12) lost seven straight games to begin the season before rebounding to win the SWAC Championship. On Tuesday, Texas Southern limited Texas A&M-CC to 37 percent shooting during a 76-67 victory.

Bryson Etienne led the Tigers with 21 points (9-9 FT) and five rebounds off the bench. The Texas Southern starting lineup combined for just 21 points on 10-for-28 from the field.

The Kansas Jayhawks are the top seed in the Midwest Region and are riding a five-game winning streak. On Saturday, Kansas outscored 14th ranked Texas Tech by eight points during the second half to pull away for a Big 12 Championship Final victory. The Jayhawks (28-6) converted 25-for-32 from the charity stripe and shot 43 percent from the field.

Senior C David McCormack led five Kansas players in double figures with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Ochai Agbaji contributed 16 points and seven rebounds for the Jayhawks.

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Betting Trends

  • Tigers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog.
  • Jayhawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite.
  • Over is 33-16-2 in Tigers last 51 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Over is 6-2 in Tigers last 8 neutral site games as an underdog.
  • Over is 6-1-1 in Jayhawks last 8 NCAA Tournament games.
Free NCAA Basketball Pick: OVER 143

Kansas ranks 91st in nationally in tempo and Texas Southern ranks just outside the top 100 in that category. Look for the Jayhawks to get out to a big lead early, which will increase the pace and sail over the total. Final Score Prediction, Kansas Jayhawks win 86-65.

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