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Kansas vs. Texas Southern – NCAA Tournament First Round – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The No. 16 Texas Southern Tigers (18-12) are 22.5-point underdogs to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament when they face off against the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks (28-6) on Thursday. Here are some insights into this 1-16 matchup in the Midwest Regional Region bracket that starts at 9:57 PM, live on truTV.

Kansas vs. Texas Southern Predictions

Kansas vs. Texas Southern Betting Odds

Kansas vs Texas Southern Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Kansas -22.5 144.5 points

Kansas vs. Texas Southern Last 10 Games

  • Kansas has a 8-2 record straight-up in its past 10 contests, while covering the spread seven times in those games.
  • Kansas’ last 10 outings saw five hit the over.
  • The Jayhawks’ last 10 outings have ended with an average of 140.5 points scored. That’s four fewer points than this contest’s over/under.
  • During their past 10 games, the Jayhawks have scored 2.3 fewer points per contest compared to their season-long scoring average.
  • Texas Southern is 10-0 overall and 5-3-1 against the spread in its last 10 games.
  • Texas Southern and its opponents have combined to hit the over in seven of the past 10 games.
  • The Tigers’ last 10 outings have ended with an average of 132.2 points scored. That’s 12.3 fewer points than this contest’s over/under.
  • Over their last 10 games, the Tigers have scored 5.9 more points per contest compared to their 69.2 PPG season-long scoring average.

Kansas vs. Texas Southern Betting Trends

  • Kansas has covered the spread 18 times over 35 games with a set spread.
  • The Jayhawks have an ATS record of 2-2 when playing as at least 22.5-point favorites.
  • Kansas games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 18 times out of 35 chances this season.
  • The Jayhawks record 78.6 points per game, 13.1 more points than the 65.5 the Tigers allow.
  • Kansas is 13-14 against the spread and 24-4 overall when scoring more than 65.5 points.
  • Texas Southern has put together a record of 18-13-1 against the spread this season.
  • The Tigers are a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 22.5-point underdogs.
  • This season, Texas Southern’s games have hit the over 15 times out of 33 chances.
  • The Tigers’ 69.2 points per game are only 1.1 more points than the 68.1 the Jayhawks give up.
  • Texas Southern has put together a 7-6 ATS record and an 11-2 overall record in games it scores more than 68.1 points.

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Kansas vs. Texas Southern Over/Under Trends

  • This season, Kansas and its opponents have combined to outscore Thursday’s total of 144.5 points 14 times.
  • A total of 12 of Texas Southern’s games ended with a combined score higher than 144.5 points this season.
  • The Jayhawks average 78.6 points per game against the Tigers’ 69.2, amounting to 3.3 points over the matchup’s over/under of 144.5.
  • This matchup’s total is 10.9 fewer points than the 133.6 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020.
  • The Jayhawks have seen a 141.8 average over/under in their games this season, 2.7 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • Tigers games have an over/under of 136.1 points this season, 8.4 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.

Kansas Team Leaders

  • Christian Braun: 14.6 PTS, 1.1 STL, 50.3 FG%, 37.7 3PT% (43-for-114)
  • Ochai Agbaji: 19.7 PTS, 47.7 FG%, 40.5 3PT% (92-for-227)
  • David McCormack: 10.1 PTS, 7.1 REB, 49.2 FG%
  • Jalen Wilson: 10.9 PTS, 7 REB, 49.2 FG%, 28.3 3PT% (26-for-92)
  • Dajuan Harris: 5.2 PTS, 1.5 STL, 41.5 FG%, 27.5 3PT% (14-for-51)

Texas Southern Team Leaders

  • Brison Gresham: 7.4 PTS, 2.3 BLK, 68 FG%
  • Joirdon Karl Nicholas: 9.1 PTS, 57.1 FG%
  • John Walker III: 9.7 PTS, 46.9 FG%, 41 3PT% (16-for-39)
  • PJ Henry: 8.6 PTS, 41.6 FG%, 36.1 3PT% (30-for-83)
  • Bryson Etienne: 8.5 PTS, 34.2 FG%, 30.4 3PT% (35-for-115)

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