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Kansas vs Samford Pick 3-21-24 College Basketball Predictions

Samford Bulldogs (29-5) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (22-10)
March 21, 2024 9:55 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -7.5; Over/Under: +152
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In this pick breakdown, we will formulate a Kansas vs Samford Pick and betting prediction for this College Basketball showdown on Thursday, March 21st at the Scotiabank Saddledome. We will take a look at: 

  • The Samford Bulldogs recent form and recent player performance
  • The Kansas Jayhawks recent form and recent player performance
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Samford and Kansas.

Can Samford Basketball Pull the Upset

Samford is a popular pick to pull the upset in this basketball game, but the question is will they be able to get to get it done? Samford won three games to win the Southland Conference, but just a few weeks ago they lost to Wofford 91-69. In the last game against East Tennessee State, Samford was able to secure the 76-69 victory. Samford is averaging 86 points while their defense is giving up 73.9 points per game. Samford is shooting 39.3 percent from deep and they are going to need the defense to step up here.

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Kevin McCullar is Out for Kansas

Kevin McCullar has been ruled out for the NCAA tournament for the Kansas Jayhawks and with this team not being deep, that is a big loss. In the last game, Kansas didn’t have McCullar or Hunter Dickinson and the offense only managed 52 points against Cincinnati and they ended up losing by 20 points. That’s 34 points less than their average output.

The good news for Kansas is that Dickinson is back and he should give them at least some hope. Kansas is averaging 75.3 points while their defense is giving up 68.7 points per game. Dickinson on the season is averaging 18 points while shooting 55 percent from the field and 35 percent from behind the three point line.

Kansas vs Samford Pick 

The Samford Bulldogs are going to keep this game close. Kansas really only has six players that they can comfortably use in the rotation, and with Kevin McCullar out they really only have five, and will have to go deeper than they’d like. With no bench, that is going to hurt this Samford team that can really shoot. Samford’s offense is going to have no issue running up the score and that is going to be the difference as Samford gets the job done. Back Samford against the spread. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Samford +7.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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