Kansas Vs Texas Southern: NCAA Tournament First Round Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – March 17, 2022

Written By Staff on March 16, 2022

The top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks (28-6) face off against the No. 16 Texas Southern Tigers (19-12) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, beginning at 9:57 PM on truTV. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Jayhawks’ (-6200 to win on the moneyline) contest with the Tigers (+1660).

The betting insights in what follows reflect odds as of March 16, 2022 at 3:59 PM ET. Head to the table below for the latest lines for this game and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Kansas vs Texas Southern Betting Odds

Kansas Offense Vs. Texas Southern Defense

Kansas Offense Stats (Rank) Texas Southern Defense
78.6 (25) Points/Gm 65.5 (65)
70.3 (81) Possessions/Game 70.9 (278)
48.1 (18) Field Goal % 39.9 (26)
35.5 (81) 3PT % 29.9 (22)
54.1 (34) Effective FG % 45.2 (19)
56.8 (53) True Shooting % 47 (6)

Texas Southern Offense Vs. Kansas Defense

Texas Southern Offense Stats (Rank) Kansas Defense
69.5 (216) Points/Gm 68.1 (142)
79.8 (15) Possessions/Game 70.3 (259)
45 (119) Field Goal % 41.9 (106)
31.4 (285) 3PT % 30 (23)
49.4 (237) Effective FG % 47 (60)
46.2 (344) True Shooting % 49.8 (48)

Kansas Betting Insights

  • Kansas has covered 19 times in 36 games with a spread this season.
  • The Jayhawks have been favored by 21.5 points or more four times this season, and covered the spread in two of those contests.
  • In Kansas’ 36 games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 19 times.
  • In 15 of 36 games this season, Kansas and its opponents have scored more than 144.5 points.
  • The Jayhawks have an average total of 141.6 in their matchups this year, 2.9 fewer points than this game’s over/under.

Texas Southern Betting Insights

  • Texas Southern has put together a 17-13-1 ATS record so far this season.
  • The Tigers have been an underdog by 21.5 points or more two times this season, and covered the spread both times.
  • A total of 15 Texas Southern games this season have gone over the point total.
  • Texas Southern has played 12 games this season that ended with a combined score over 144.5 points.
  • The average over/under for Tigers contests this season is 136.1, 8.4 fewer points than this game’s total.
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Kansas Key Players

  • Ochai Agbaji leads the Jayhawks in scoring, racking up 19.7 points per game.
  • Kansas is led in rebounding by David McCormack’s 7.1 rebounds per game and assists by Dajuan Harris’ 4.4 assists per game.
  • Agbaji is the top three-point shooter for the Jayhawks, hitting 2.8 per game.
  • Kansas’ blocks leader is Christian Braun, who collects 0.9 per game. Harris leads the team averaging 1.5 steals a game.

Texas Southern Key Players

  • John Walker III owns the Tigers top spot in scoring with 10.1 points per game and also tacks on 4.3 rebounds and one assist per contest.
  • When it comes to Texas Southern leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Brison Gresham with seven rebounds per game and Jordan Gilliam with 2.1 assists per game.
  • Bryson Etienne makes more threes per game than any other member of the Tigers, averaging 1.3 treys per game.
  • Etienne tops Texas Southern in steals with 0.9 per game, and Gresham leads the squad in blocks with 2.4 per game.
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