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The NCAA Tournament defending champion Kansas Jayhawks face off with Howard on Thursday afternoon to begin their quest to repeat. Handicapper LearLocks is here with his best March Madness bet today from the Kansas vs. Howard clash.

March Madness Bets Today: Best Bets for Kansas vs. Howard in Round of 64

The defending champion Kansas Jayhawks kick off the NCAA Tournament against Howard from the MEAC. Kansas is a very dangerous team and should really cause many problems for Howard. Kansas is trying to repeat as champions, and this will be a good tune-up game for their next-round opponent. I expect Kansas to come out hot early and really put it to this Howard team!

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Kansas vs. Howard Start Time and Where to Watch

  • Date: March 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: TBS

Kansas vs. Howard Odds

  • Spread: Howard +23 (-120), Kansas -23 (-110)
  • Total Odds: O/U 146 (-110)
  • Moneyline Odds: Howard (+2000), Kansas (-5000)

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March Madness Bets Today

When I first saw this game, I said to myself that I'll be betting on it no matter what the point spread is for the Jayhawks. Kansas is steps ahead of this Howard team. Kansas coach Bill Self is back on the sideline for them, and I expect that to be huge for this team.

Howard squeaked into the tournament, and when I say they squeaked in, I mean it. Howard was bailed out with 1-second remaining in the game on a random foul call. We would see Norfolk State in this game if that foul call never happened. Still, they made history, and they are here. Howard is walking into a different kind of atmosphere and a different kind of team with Kansas. Kansas will also have Kevin McCullar Jr. back for this game which is huge for them. They looked lost without him and Grady Dick in the last game. This is one of those games where it will be a blowout early. I feel Howard will have a lot of trouble scoring against this very active and athletic Kansas defense. Kansas will get a lot of scoring from Grady Dick in this one. This game will show the people that the Jayhawks are a force in college basketball, and I don’t think Howard has enough to keep up with Kansas.

Kansas will jump to a huge lead early and hold on late for this cover. I love this spot for Kansas; this should be an easy cover for them. Grady Dick will want to make a statement in his first March Madness game, and the Jayhawks will come out hot for Bill Self. This is the best way to back one of the best teams early on in the Tournament.

March Madness Bets Today: Kansas vs. Howard

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One of the best tennis cappers in the industry, Lear Locks will be providing OddsChecker readers with sharp tennis picks and analysis. You can follow him on Twitter at @LEARLOCKS.

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