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Howard vs Kansas Preview & Picks – No Kansas Cover In March Madness Opener

leigh-copson
13 Mar 2023
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Leigh Copson 13 Mar 2023
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  • Howard vs Kansas picks for Thursday, March 16
  • Tip-off is 12:00 ET at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa
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    Howard vs Kansas Preview & Picks
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Howard vs Kansas Preview & Picks

Howard are tipped to cover as a huge betting underdog.

The Bison have shot very well this season and are capable of putting up a good number of points.

And while that is unlikely to be enough to spring a huge upset, it is backed to help them cover.

  • Howard are 4-1-0 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Kansas are 2-6-0 ATS as a double digit favorite this season
  • Kansas are 1-4-0 ATS as a 20+ point favorite this season
  • The two teams average a combined 150.4 points per game

Head To Head

  • Kansas lead the all-time series 2-0
  • Kansas won 89-34 when the teams last met in December 2011

Howard Form

Howard finished the regular season with a 19-12 record and went on to win Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship.

The Bison faltered late in the regular season with back-to-back road defeats at the hands of Morgan State (89-76) and North Carolina Central (68-60).

They rebounded over their final two games though, beating South Carolina State 82-78 and Norfolk State 87-67 to go into the conference tournament on a high.

Howard kept their win streak going as they charged to the final, beating SC State 91-55 and Maryland-Eastern Shore 74-55.

The Bison then clinched the MEAC crown with a narrow 65-64 victory over Norfolk State.

Kansas Form

Kansas went 25-6 in the regular season, but lost to Texas in the conference championship game to settle for #3 in the March Madness seedings.

The Jayhawks reeled off seven consecutive wins in the latter stages of the regular season, downing #9 Baylor 87-71 and #24 TCU 63-58 along the way.

However that run was brought to a shuddering halt in their regular season outing, as they fell to a 75-59 defeat to #9 Texas.

Kansas rebounded in the first two rounds of the Big 12 Conference tournament, beating West Virginia 78-61 and Iowa State 71-58.

The Jayhawks failed to claim the conference crown though, again losing to Texas, this time 76-56.

Howard vs Kansas FAQs

Where can I watch the Howard vs Kansas live stream?

You can watch the Howard vs Kansas live stream at ExpressVPN.

What is the Howard vs Kansas start time?

The Howard vs Kansas game is set to start at 12:00 ET.

Verdict

Kansas are the better team and are backed to ease into the next round.

However, their spread record as a double digit favorite is not great and this Howard team shoot the basketball well.

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