Kansas hopes for another trip to the Final Four this season. The Jayhawks had a disappointing regular season by their standards, though, and enter their round 1 battle versus Northeastern only a -7 favorite. Will the Jayhawks show why they’re the 4-seed in the Midwest Region? Or, will the Northeastern Huskies pull off a shocker?
Northeastern vs Kansas 2019 March Madness Odds & Game Info
The (13) #HowlinHuskies are set for their NCAA Second Round matchup with (4) Kansas!Get all of the deets here: https://t.co/s8MXiQ6fH8 pic.twitter.com/sgvjqEToMW — #CAAChamps (@GoNUmbasketball) 19 de marzo de 2019
- When: Friday, March 22 at 7:20 pm ET
- Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
- TV: TNT
- Radio: Northeastern / Kansas
- Live Stream: March Madness Live
- ATS Odds: Kansas -7
- Over/Under Total Odds: 144
Why #13 Northeastern Huskies are a good bet +7?
Northeastern won their conference tournament by overwhelming opponents. The Huskies average an excellent 76.1 points per game.
They scored 90 in a win over Drexel, 80 in a victory over NC-Wilmington, and 82 over Hofstra in their conference tournament championship. Northeastern can flat out light up the scoreboard. That could put Kansas in a tough position.
- Points/G: 76.1
- Field Goal %: 48.2
- 3-Point %: 38.8
- Free Throw %: 75.1
- Rebounds/G: 31.8
- Points/G: 70.3
- Field Goal %: 45.7
- 3-Point %: 33.6
- Free Throw %: 73.1
- Rebounds/G: 29.6
Why #4 Kansas Jayhawks are a good bet -7?
The Jayhawks had a so-so regular season and Big 12 Conference Tournament. Although they finished only behind Texas Tech and Kansas State in the Big 12 Regular Season, and they did make it to the conference tournament championship, more was expected from Kansas.
Although that’s true, Kansas can hang with Northeastern on the scoreboard. The Jayhawks beat West Virginia 88-74 in the Big 12 Tournament. They average 75.4 points per game and will score against Northeastern.
- Points/G: 75.2
- Field Goal %: 46.2
- 3-Point %: 35
- Free Throw %: 69.7
- Rebounds/G: 38
- Points/G: 70.1
- Field Goal %: 40.8
- 3-Point %: 33.6
- Free Throw %: 68.1
- Rebounds/G: 32.9
March Madness Betting Trends for Northeastern vs Kansas
- Huskies are 6-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall
- Huskies are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win
- Jayhawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss
- Jayhawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games
Northeastern vs Kansas Final March Madness Betting Analysis
It looks like Kansas can hang with the Huskies, but Northeastern plays a style reminiscent of the team that dominated the Jayhawks in the Big 12 Tournament title game, the Iowa State Cyclones.
The Cyclones play an up and down style that forces you into bad shots and hope for more possessions. It worked for Iowa State against Kansas, which is how the Cyclones blew out the Jayhawks 78-66. The problem for Kansas is that their best player, Dedric Lawson, excels in the half court.
Northeastern can run Kansas into the ground in this. The Huskies are fast. They’ll use that speed to push the Jayhawks into a catch up game. Northeastern won’t just cover, they’ll beat the Jayhawks straight up.
2019 March Madness Betting Pick: Northeastern moneyline