Kansas goes safely through the first round but will now face a more dangerous opponent in the form of hte upset-seeking Seton Hall. Will the Jayhawks pas the test? Or will the Pirates rob Kansas’ Sweet 16 ticket? Register here to wager with your pick on this big March Madness matchup.
Betting Preview for the Seton Hall Pirates vs. Kansas Jayhawks College Basketball Game on March 17, 2018
Where: Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita
When: Saturday, March 17, 7:10 PM ET
Line: Seton Hall Pirates (n/a) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (n/a) – view all NCAA Basketball lines
TV Broadcast: TBS
Betting on the Seton Hall Pirates – March Madness 2018
Seton Hall punched its ticket to the Round of 32, thanks to its big 93-84 win over NC State on Thursday in the first round. It was victory made especially sweet by the fact that the Pirates had been bounced out of the first round in the previous two years. Khadeen Carrington spearheaded the Pirates with his sparking 26-point performance while Myles Powell had 19 points and nine rebounds. Seton Hall played with discipline against the Wolfpack, as the Pirates only had seven turnovers in the game. The Pirates also won the rebounding battle with six more boards than NC State. Getting the rebounds is going to be extra crucial for Seton Hall against Kansas, as the Pirates need to prevent the high-scoring Jayhawks from getting plenty of bonus possessions via offensive rebounds. Seton Hall finished the regular season 51st in scoring with 79.0 points per game with Desi Rodriguez pacing the team then with 17.8 PPG. Rodriguez came off the bench and fired 20 points against NC State.
Betting on the Kansas Jayhawks – March Madness 2018
Kansas had a rough start in its game against the 16-seed Pennsylvania on Thursday falling behind by as many as 10 points in the first half, but once Kansas started to flex its muscle, there was barely anything the Quakers could do to stop Bill Self’s boys from rolling to a 76-60 win. Still, there was a lot to be desired from Kansas’ performance. The Jayhawks hit just seven threes, which was fewer than their average of 10.1 per game. They also shot just five percent worse than their season percentage of 49.8. But so long as Kansas has the backcourt tandem of Devonte Graham and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, the Jayhawks are going to be competitive. Udoka Azubuike, who missed the Big 12 Tournament with an MCL sprain, meanwhile, played in just three minutes against the Quakers. With Azubuike not 100 percent, the Jayhawks are could rely heavily on their guards once again.
Seton Hall upsets Kansas in a close one, 75-72.
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