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

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Photo by Jay Biggerstaff/Getty Images. Pictured: Dajuan Harris Jr. (Kansas)

Kansas vs. Howard Odds

Kansas Odds -4500
Howard Odds +1600
Opening Spread/Current Spread Kansas -23/Kansas -20.5
Over/Under 144
March Madness odds for Kansas-Howard via bet365.

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

Find out how 1-seeded Kansas and 16-seeded Howard matchup statistically, plus how our college basketball betting experts are projecting this first-round matchup to play out.

Kansas and Howard will tip off at 12:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 16 on CBS.

Statistical Matchup

Kansas Howard
79 Tempo 99
77 eFG% 182
127 TO% 54
187 R% 307
232 FTR 262
32 eFG% 92
68 TO % 356
175 R% 28
182 FTR 129
All statistics courtesy of ShotQuality.

Instant Analysis

The Bison have two methods of offense, finishing at the rim and off-dribble 3-pointers. The Jayhawks are excellent in defending both areas.

Look for the Jayhawks to have no resistance in running screens and finishing at the rim, in a game that should have a bountiful number of points.

— Collin Wilson

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

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