Kansas vs Eastern Washington March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 18, 2021

The No. 3 seed Kansas Jayhawks (20-8) are heavily favored () to beat the No. 14 seed Eastern Washington Eagles (16-7) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. The contest starts at 1:15 PM ET on TBS. Here are some insights into this West Region contest for those filling out their brackets.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Kansas Betting Information

  • The Jayhawks have put together a 15-11-1 record against the spread this season.
  • When favored by at least 10.5 points, the Jayhawks are 6-3 against the spread this season.
  • Only 12 of 27 Kansas games this season (44.4%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • The Jayhawks beat Oklahoma 69-62 and covered the spread as 2.5-point favorites, while going under the 135.5 point total in their last outing on Thursday. Ochai Agbaji put up a team-high 26 points in the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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Kansas Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ochai Agbaji 28 14.2 3.5 1.9 1.1 0.5 2.6
David McCormack 27 13.4 6.1 1.1 0.7 1.0 0.0
Jalen Wilson 28 12.1 8.2 2.0 0.4 0.3 1.4
Marcus Garrett 27 10.4 4.4 3.7 1.6 0.4 0.7
Christian Braun 28 9.8 5.2 1.9 1.2 0.4 1.8

Eastern Washington Betting Information

  • Eastern Washington has outpaced the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 15-7.
  • When playing as at least a 10.5-point underdog, the Eagles tend to fail to meet expectations with only a 2-3 record against the spread.
  • 12 of Eastern Washington’s 22 games (54.5%) this season have covered the over/under.
  • In the Eagles most recent game on Saturday, Jacob Groves scored a team-high 15 points on the way to a 65-55 victory over Montana State. They were favored by 7.5 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 120 points to fall short of the 148.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Eastern Washington Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tanner Groves 23 16.4 8.1 1.4 0.3 1.0 0.7
Kim Aiken Jr. 23 11.7 8.5 2.0 1.3 1.1 1.5
Tyler Robertson 22 11.3 3.6 3.0 0.7 0.0 1.5
Michael Meadows 18 10.4 2.2 2.2 0.6 0.1 0.8
Jacob Davison 21 10.1 2.6 1.4 0.7 0.4 1.5

Total Facts

  • Kansas and its opponents have gone over Saturday’s 143 total in 15 out of 28 games (53.6%) this season.
  • In 12 out of Eastern Washington’s 23 games this year (52.2%), the competing teams scored more points than the total in Saturday’s matchup.
  • The total for the game of 143 is 8.1 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Jayhawks (73.1 points per game) and the Eagles (78 points per game).
  • The 135.2 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 7.8 fewer than the 143 total in this contest.
  • The Jayhawks have seen a 138.9 average over/under in their games this season, 4.1 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • Eagles games have a total points bet of 147.5 points this season, 4.5 points more than the over/under for this contest.

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