Kansas vs. Creighton NCAA Tournament Odds, Projections for March Madness 2022

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  • No. 1 Kansas meets No. 9 Creighton in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.
  • The Jayhawks easily beat Texas Southern on Thursday, while the Bluejays survived a thriller against San Diego State.
  • Continue reading for the betting odds and our projections for this matchup.

Kansas vs. Creighton Odds

Kansas Odds-11
Creighton Odds+11
Date/TimeSaturday, 2:40 p.m. ET
Spread and over/under via FanDuel. Find more March Madness odds here

The madness marches on as we roll into the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, featuring No. Higher Kansas against No. Lower Creighton. Find our expert's projected odds and more about how these teams match up ahead of the Round of 32 below.

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Projected Kansas vs. Creighton Odds

Projected Kansas Odds-9.5
Projected Creighton Odds+9.5
Projected Over/Under136.9
March Madness projections as of Selection Sunday. Find the latest NCAA Tournament projections here.
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Kansas vs. Creighton Matchup Matrix

Toggle the dropdowns below to hide or show how Kansas and Creighton match up statistically. Data via KenPom as of Sunday, March 13:

Kansas Offense vs. Creighton Defense
Turnover %141326
Rebound Rate22185
Free Throw Rate1083

Creighton Offense vs. Kansas Defense
Turnover %316192
Rebound Rate160205
Free Throw Rate299103

Pace of Play

More About Kansas

Doug Ziefel: The Jayhawks showed throughout the regular season that they have the talent to be title contenders. Going 14-4 in the Big 12 is no easy task, but Kansas proved that it could handle its business night after night.

It also helps when you have the talent that the Jayhawks do.

It all starts with the leading scorer in the conference, Ochai Agbaji. He averaged almost 20 points per game and was a KenPom MVP in nine of 30 games. When Agbaji was not at his best, the veteran big man David McCormack picked up the slack. McCormack was the leading offensive rebounder in the Big 12 and became a matchup nightmare for any team that lacked the size to contend with him.

The duo of Agbaji and McCormack alone make Kansas tough to knock off.

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More About Creighton

Shane McNichol: Winning the Big East Tournament to secure an auto-bid would have been an easier path for Creighton, but the Bluejays did make a run for the final before losing to Villanova, 54-48.

The conference tournament was the hardest test for the Bluejays since losing Big East Freshman of the Year, Ryan Nembhard, who is sidelined for the reason of the season with an injury. It was a backbreaking loss for a team that had just before his injury ripped off six straight wins to get back into the postseason picture.

If there was a hope for a silver lining in Creighton losing Nembhard, perhaps the Bluejays thought losing their turnover-prone point guard could lead to stability on offense. Instead he’s been replaced by fellow freshmen who have been just as mistake-prone without Nembhard’s creation ability.

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