Kentucky vs. Kansas State Odds: March Madness Second Round Betting

Written By Eli Hershkovich on March 19, 2023 - Last Updated on March 20, 2023
Kentucky vs. Kansas State Odds

Kentucky faces Kansas State at 2:40 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 19 on CBS. The 6-seed Wildcats are spread favorites, with the 3-seed Wildcats to win the game on the moneyline. The point total for Kentucky vs. Kansas State odds is set at .

In this article, we’ll dissect what you need to know before placing a bet on these second round odds, including team matchups, key metrics, and the best available odds.

Kentucky vs. Kansas State Odds

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Don’t Overthink The Line

Whether you’re a novice sports bettor, pro, or somewhere in between, you may have heard the commonly used phrase “the wrong team is favored.” That same expression may come up again for Kentucky vs. Kansas State odds.

It’s as simple as the fact that John Calipari’s Wildcats, the higher seed among East Region odds, is favored to advance to the Sweet 16. For context, Kentucky opened at -1.5 on Friday evening. Nevertheless, this spread shouldn’t come as a big surprise.

Keep in mind, the (blue) ‘Cats were tied with Houston for the second-shortest preseason national title odds (+1000) at BetMGM Sportsbook. The other Wildcats weren’t even ranked in the AP Top 25 poll to tip off the campaign, and they were priced at +25000 to win it all. The former shouldn’t impact on your betting strategy, yet the latter provides the market perception of these programs from a talent standpoint.

Moreover, Kentucky is healthier than it’s been all season. That’s especially the case since Oscar Tshiebwe, the reigning Wooden Award winner, entered his senior year with a knee injury. The 6-foot-9, 260-pound mammoth tallied a career-high 27 rebounds in the Wildcats’ first-round win over Providence.

That said, backup point guard Sahvir Wheeler (ankle) remains questionable moving forward. He’s missed 10 straight games because of the injury, yet he participated in Saturday’s practice. His presence gift John Calipari another explosive off-the-dribble ball handler.

Whether or not Wheeler suits up in this contest, the Tshiebwe & Co. own a significant size advantage against K-State. Plus, Jerome Tang’s bunch delivered the worst ShotQuality post-up defense in Big 12 play. If Kentucky govern the paint as expected, then it will likely move onto the next round.

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