Creighton vs. Kansas Prediction
Top-seeded Kansas will look to avoid being an upset victim on Saturday afternoon when the Jayhawks take on 9 seed Creighton at 2:40 p.m. ET. Is 11.5 too much to lay with the Jayhawks or will KU roll today versus the Bluejays?
793 Creighton Bluejays (+11.5) vs. 794 Kansas Jayhawks (-11.5); o/u 139
2:40 p.m. ET, Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, TX
Creighton Bluejays DFS Snapshot
Ryan Kalkbrenner will miss the rest of the NCAA tournament after suffering a knee injury during a first-round win over San Diego State, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports. Kalkbrenner registered 16 points, 10 rebounds, three assits and one steal across 40 minutes during Thursday's overtime win, so his absence will be a big blow for Creighton as they try and upset Kansas on Saturday. In his absence, Keyshawn Feazell (9.7 minutes per game) and Jacob Epperson (4.7 minutes) are possible candidates to step into the Jayhawks' starting lineup.
Kansas Jayhawks DFS Snapshot
Ochai Agbaji ended Saturday's 74-65 win over Texas Tech with 16 points (4-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one block across 38 minutes. Agbaji earned Big 12 Tournament MVP honors to go along with his Big 12 Player of the Year trophy he earned earlier in the week. Kansas looked really sharp in the tournament and locked up a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Agbaji will look to lead the Jayhawks to their first NCAA Championship since 2008.
March Madness Betting Prediction
The Jayhawks are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 5-0 against the number in their last five games as a favorite and are 5-0 at the window in their last five games following a win. KU is also 4-0 against the spread in its last four neutral site games and is 4-0 ATS in its last four games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600. On the other side, the Bluejays are just 3-12-1 against the spread in their last 16 NCAA Tournament games and are 1-7 against the number in their last eight NCAA tournament games as an underdog.
MARCH MADNESS BETTING PREDICTION: KANSAS JAYHAWKS -11.5