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Texas Southern vs Kansas NCAA Tournament First Round odds, tips and betting trends

The top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks (28-6) and the No. 16 Texas Southern Tigers (19-12) will meet on Thursday to compete for a spot in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Kansas is favored by 21.5 points in the opening round matchup, which tips off at 9:57 PM on truTV. Here are the insights you need when filling out your bracket for this 1-16 matchup.

Kansas is 18-17-0 against the spread, while Texas Southern’s ATS record this season is 18-13-1. The Jayhawks are 18-14-3 and the Tigers are 15-18-0 in terms of going over the point total. The two teams combine to score 148.1 points per game, 3.6 more points than this matchup’s total. Kansas is 7-3-0 against the spread and 8-2 overall in its last 10 games, while Texas Southern has gone 5-3-1 against the spread and 10-0 overall.

Before watching this matchup, here is everything you need to know about Thursday’s college hoops action.

Texas Southern at Kansas odds, spread and lines

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  • Spread: Kansas -21.5
  • Total: 144.5
  • Moneyline: Kansas -7912, Texas Southern +1879

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Texas Southern at Kansas odds, spread, & more

money line

  • The Jayhawks have gone 29-5 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 85.3% of those games).
  • Kansas has yet to play a game with moneyline odds of -7912 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probability in this matchup gives the Jayhawks a 98.8% chance to win.
  • This season, the Tigers have been the underdog eight times and won one of those games.
  • Texas Southern has played as an underdog of +1879 or more once this season and lost that game.
  • The Tigers have a 5.1% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.

against the spread

  • The Jayhawks score 13.1 more points per game (78.6) than the Tigers give up (65.5).
  • When Kansas totals more than 65.5 points, it is 13-14 against the spread and 24-4 overall.
  • Texas Southern has a 12-12 record against the spread and a 15-9 record overall when allowing fewer than 78.6 points.
  • The Tigers put up just 1.4 more points per game (69.5) than the Jayhawks give up to opponents (68.1).
  • 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.
  • Kansas has an ATS record of 11-7 and an 18-0 record overall when its opponents score fewer than 69.5 points.
  • The Jayhawks have totaled a total of 355 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 10.5 per game), and the Tigers have out-scored opponents by 121 points on the season (four more per game).

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Over/Under

  • The average implied total for the Jayhawks this season is 76.3 points, 6.7 fewer points than their implied total of 83 points in Thursday’s game.
  • So far this season, Kansas has scored more than 83 points 11 times.
  • The 72.7-point average implied total on the season for the Tigers is equal to the team’s implied total in this matchup.
  • So far this season, Texas Southern has scored more than 62 points 25 times.

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How to watch Kansas vs. Texas Southern

  • game day: Thursday, March 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:57 PM ET
  • Live Stream: Hulu

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