Howard Bison vs 1 Kansas Jayhawks 3-16-2023

Howard Bison vs Kansas Jayhawks 3/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Howard Bison vs Kansas Jayhawks 3/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines will be hosting the Men’s Basketball Championship- West Region first round between the 16th-seeded Howard Bison (MEAC) and the no.1 Kansas Jayhawks (Big 12) on Thursday afternoon.


Howard finished a great season in coming to this tournament after taking the lead in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with a 22-12 overall record and 11-3 in conference play.


The Bison heads into this competition riding on a five-game winning streak following a one-point win over the Norfolk State Spartans at 65-64 in the recent MEAC Tournament finals last Saturday.


Senior Guard Jelani Williams scored 20 points in leading Howard to the victory.   


The Bison’s offense averages 75.8 points, 35.0 rebounds, and 14.4 assists per game while their defense gives up an average of 72.4 PPG but averages 3.2 blocks and 7.3 steals per contest.


Guard Elijah Hawkins led the way for Howard with an average of 13.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per outing while Forward Steve Settle III added an average of 5.6 rebounds and 0.9 steals per match for the Bison.   


The totals went UNDER in 4 of Howard’s last 6 matches played while the Bison is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games played.


The Howard Bison is 5-0 straight up in their last 5 outings while the totals went UNDER in 5 of Howard’s last 6 contests played in March.   


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Howard Bison vs Kansas Jayhawks Predictions 3/16/2023


The Kansas Jayhawks enter this competition with a 27-7 overall standing, 13-5 in conference play, and took the lead in the Big 12 Conference this season.


Kansas won three of the last five contests played but lost the recent Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship finals against the 7th-seeded Texas Longhorns at 56-76 on March 11.


Junior Forward Jalen Wilson led the offense for the Jayhawks with 24 points on 47.4% shooting while Guard Gradey Dick pulled down 8 rebounds with 6 defensive boards in leading the defense for Kansas. 


Kansas averages 74.9 points, 37.0 rebounds, and 13.0 assists per game while giving away an average of 68.0 ppg with averages of 3.5 blocks and 4.5 steals per match.


The best players for the Jayhawks are F Jalen Wilson with an average of 20.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per match, and G Gradey Dick with an average of 14.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.


The totals went UNDER in 7 of Kansas’ last 7 games played while the Jayhawks are 2-4 against the spread in their last 6 outings.


The Kansas Jayhawks are 9-2 straight up in their last 11 contests while the totals went UNDER in 6 of Kansas’ last 6 matches played in March. 


No.16 Howard Bison vs. no.1 Kansas Jayhawks. The NCAAB Pick for this contest is Howard +22.5.


The Bison is the priced underdog in this match-up averaging 75.5 PPG while the Jayhawks recorded an average of 74.9 PPG on the season.


Howard is 4-1 ATS in its last five and will take the win on Thursday with momentum from winning five games in a row while Kansas won just three of the last five including the recent 20-point loss to the Texas Longhorns.


The prediction: Howard Bison will win 85-61. 


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Howard Bison vs Kansas Jayhawks 3/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews 

NCAAB Starting Time: 2:00 PM ET


Location: Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA


Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023




NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Howard Bison +22.5


NCAAB Totals: 144.5


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