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NCAA Picks Today: Kansas on Upset Alert vs Samford

No. 4 seed Kansas is a 7-point favorite versus No. 13 Samford in our NCAA basketball betting lines. The over-under is set at 153 points for this March Madness matchup.


NCAA Picks Today: Kansas on Upset Alert vs Samford
NCAA Picks Today: Kansas on Upset Alert vs Samford

Here’s a look at our betting breakdown of Kansas-Samford.

Samford vs Kansas Game Information

  • Game: Samford Bulldogs (29-5) vs Kansas Jayhawks (22-10)
  • Date/Time: Thursday, March 21, 9:55 p.m. ET
  • Location: Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Samford vs Kansas Live Stream: TBS.com


Samford is a 7-point dog against Kansas in the NCAA Basketball lines for the opening round of March Madness. This Thursday, March 21, NCAA tournament game tips off at 9:55 p.m. ET from Salt Lake City. Fans can watch the matchup on TBS.

Samford vs Kansas Odds and Spreads


  • Kansas has disappointed bettors going 13-19 against the spread (ATS).
  • Samford is a respectable 18-14 ATS this season in our NCAA Basketball odds.
  • Kansas has gone under in 17 games, with the over cashing in 14 matchups.
  • The Bulldogs have lived up to their name as a frisky underdog, going 3-3 straight up in games where they are not favored.
  • Kansas is 20-5 SU as a favorite.
  • Samford has gone under the total in 17 games, with the over hitting in 15 games.
  • The Jayhawks are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games following a double-digit defeat at home.
  • The under has hit in the last six games where the Bulldogs are an underdog.

Samford vs Kansas Over/Under Pick: Under 153

Both of these teams have trended towards the under during the regular season. This is also an NCAA tournament game which means it can take some time for the offenses to get going.

Take the under for this matchup at the sportsbook.



Samford vs Kansas ATS Pick: Samford +7

I thought Kansas was underrated heading into the Big 12 tourney, and the Jayhawks got embarrassed by Cincinnati. There is still a chance the Jayhawks are being faded so much that there is some value.

Yet, the news of Kevin McCullar Jr.’s absence for all of March Madness likely means this is not Kansas’ year. Samford is a high-level three-point shooting team. If the threes are going down, the Bulldogs can give the Jayhawks a scare.

Bet online on Samford to cover the spread versus Kansas.

Samford vs Kansas Player Prop Pick: Achor Achor Over 15½ Points (-113)

Besides having an amazing name, Samford forward Achor Achor comes into this matchup hot. Achor is averaging 15.8 points per game this season. The Bulldogs star is coming off back-to-back performances of 25 or more points.

Achor has topped 20 points in three of his last four outings. Take the over on Achor’s points prop bet versus Kansas.

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Samford vs Kansas Prediction

Kansas 74, Samford 70




Questions of the Day

Is Kevin McCullar Jr. playing for Kansas in the NCAA tournament?

No, Kevin McCullar Jr. will miss all of the NCAA tournament.

Is Samford a good upset pick over Kansas for your March Madness bracket?

While we are riding with Kansas to win, the Jayhawks should be on upset alert versus Samford.


The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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