The current defending national champion and #1 seed Kansas Jayhawks will battle against the #8 seed Arkansas Razorbacks in an exciting 2023 NCAA Tournament West Region 2nd round matchup.
Tip off is set to start at 5:15 pm Eastern Time at the Wells Fargo Arena.
Kansas junior forward Jalen Wilson has pushed himself as the offensive leader for the Jayhawks, averaging 20.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1 steal per game. Wilson is coming from a massive 20 point plus 7 rebounds performance throughout 33 minutes in Thursday’s win over Howard. This marks the 6th consecutive game where he has scored 20+ points. As a whole he has reached double-digit scoring in 33 matches this season while recording 12 double-doubles, the last one coming in a Big 12 Championship Game victory versus Iowa State.
Beside Wilson, freshman guard Gradey Dick is looking to have a repeat from his incredible game versus Howard where he posted his first double-double of the season. At this match he scored 19 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in 32 minutes. Dick has become an all round player having impact both offensively and defensively in the perimeter.
As for Arkansas, junior guard Ricky Council IV achieved his first double-double of the season last Thursday, he scored 18 points plus 10 rebounds in 39 minutes of NCAA action against Illinois.
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However the true surprise comes with freshman guard Nick Smith Jr., who is 1 of 5 Razorbacks averaging double-digit scoring. He scored a low 6 points on Thursday against the Illini, but grabbed 16 in last week’s SEC Tournament quarterfinal defeat to Texas A&M. Before that he had reached double-figure scoring in his 7 previous contests, having a great return for the squad barely in his freshman year.
Kansas are inevitable favorites coming into this bout, being defending champions plus maintaining their top form throughout the season.
Arkansas vs Kansas Game Information
- Date: 03/18/2023
- Time: 05:15 PM ET
- Location: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA.
- How to Watch Arkansas vs Kansas : ESPN+
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Arkansas vs Kansas Betting Lines
Arkansas is +148 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $148.On the other side, Kansas is -170 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $59.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Arkansas at a 40.32% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Kansas has 62.96% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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