Samford Bulldogs vs Kansas Jayhawks NCAAB Betting Prediction

Samford Bulldogs vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction 3/21/2024

The Samford Bulldogs (28-5) travel to face off against the Kansas Jayhawks (22-9) on Thursday, March 21st. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on TBS. Samford is coming off a win in their previous game, while Kansas is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Cincinnati. Tip-off is set for 9:55 ET.

Samford Bulldogs vs Kansas Jayhawks

The Samford Bulldogs Are Coming Off A Win

Samford comes into this game on a three-game winning streak, and they have gone 28-5 overall this season. They have been even better in Southern Conference play, going 17-3, and they are 11-2 outside of conference play. On the road, they have gone 8-5 this season, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 road games.

So far this season, Samford has been the underdog in six games, and they have gone 3-3 in those games. They are 3-2 in their last five road games, and they are coming off of an 84-77 win over Furman.

Samford has an overall ATS record of 18-12 this season, including a road ATS mark of 7-6. They have gone 3-3 vs. the spread as the underdog this year and are 4-6 in their last 10 games as the underdog. On the road, the Bulldogs are 1-2 vs. the spread in their last 3 games and 6-4 in their last 10.

Samford’s over/under record this season is 14-16 and today’s line of 150.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (155.6). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points compared to their season average of 158.3 points per game.

The Kansas Jayhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing their last two games, Kansas will look to get back on track at home against Samford. The Jayhawks have been dominant at home this season, going 16-2 with an average scoring margin of +12.3 points per game. So far, they have been favored in 27 of their 31 games and have gone 22-5 in those contests.

Over their last 10 games at home, Kansas has gone 8-2, and they are 3-2 in their last five. Their most recent game was a 72-52 loss to Cincinnati. On the season, the Jayhawks have an overall record of 22-9, including a 10-9 mark in Big 12 play.

Against the spread this season, Kansas is just 13-19 and they are 9-9 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jayhawks are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Kansas games this season (144.8). The over/under record for the Jayhawks this season is 14-18. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 134 points.

Samford Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Samford offense tallied 84 points in a matchup against Furman. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54.9%, and they made 6 threes. One area that the Samford offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 75th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 49%.

Achor Achor (F) 15.8 6.1 1.5
Jaden Campbell (G) 11.1 3.2 0.9
A.J. Staton Mccray (G) 11.7 4.6 1.2

Kansas Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Kansas offense put up just 52 points vs. the Cincinnati Bearcats. Overall, they are now averaging 75.2 points per game which is 142nd in the country. Leading Kansas in scoring vs. Cincinnati was KJ Adams Jr. with his 22 points. Dajuan Harris Jr. also added 8 points for the Jayhawks.

Hunter Dickinson (C) 18.0 10.8 2.2
Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 18.3 6.0 4.1
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 12.4 4.5 3.0

Samford Team Defense

At present, the Bulldogs’ defense is nationally ranked 241st, allowing 74.1 points per game. So far, the Samford defense is giving up an average of 10.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.7 times per game (669th).

Kansas Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Kansas defense is giving up an average of 68.7 points per contest. Kansas’ three-point defense is currently 233rd in the country at 8.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.8% of their shots vs. Kansas.

Bulldogs vs Jayhawks Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Samford has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 85 points per game.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Jayhawks offense has averaged 62 points per game while allowing an average of 71. Kansas posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Bulldogs have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Jayhawks have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Bulldogs vs Jayhawks Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Jayhawks to secure the win, with an expected final score of 78-67. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -7.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 150.5, and our model projects the Bulldogs and Jayhawks to reach a combined total of 145 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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