Kansas State vs. Montana State Odds, Opening Spread, Start Time for 2023 NCAA Tournament

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Kansas State vs. Montana State Odds

Kansas State Odds-400
Montana State Odds+320
Opening Spread/Current SpreadKansas State -9.5/Kansas State -8.5
Over/Under139
March Madness odds for Kansas St.-Montana St. via bet365.

With the men's 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket finally set, March Madness is officially underway.

Find out how 3-seeded Kansas State and 14-seeded Montana State matchup statistically, plus how our college basketball betting experts are projecting this first-round matchup to play out.

Kansas State vs Montana State will tip off at 9:40 p.m. ET on Friday, March 17 on CBS>


Statistical Matchup

Kansas St.Montana St.
40Tempo221
OFFDEF
124eFG%120
299TO%74
95R%56
46FTR284
DEFOFF
48eFG%166
55TO %140
221R%267
298FTR5
All statistics courtesy of ShotQuality.


Instant Analysis

Montana State finished the season winning 14 of its final 15 games in the Big Sky.
It is an incredibly experienced team with four upperclassmen in the starting five, including a dynamic scorer in former Washington guard RaQuan Battle, who is fourth in the country in percentage of shots taken when he’s on the floor. The Bobcats also get to the free throw line at a top 10 rate in the nation, while Kansas State is 298th in free throw rate allowed.

The biggest part of this matchup, though, is the fact that Kansas State attacks the rim at the third highest frequency in the country, but Montana State is sixth in the nation in PPP allowed at the rim.

Kansas State has a really good 3-point defense, but that’s not going to matter in this game as Montana State doesn’t take a high number of 3-point shots.

The Wildcats are without a doubt on upset watch.

– BJ Cunningham

For more coverage of the 2023 NCAA Tournament and Selection Sunday, make sure to check out our experts' live reactions to the bracket reveal and the Selection Sunday live show, where you can get their instant analysis on every matchup as well as some early insights to help you make your bets.

Don't forget to print out your 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket, as well — and while you're there, enter the bet 365 Bracket Challenge content for your chance to win up to $10,000,000. Enter for free at actionnetwork.com/bracket.

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