Providence vs. Kansas Prediction
Kansas will attempt to punch its ticket to the Elite Eight on Friday night but standing in the Jayhawks’ way is 4-seeded Providence. Will the Friars pull off the outright upset or at least cover as a 7.5-point underdog or is there a better bet on the board for this Sweet 16 matchup?
635 Providence Friars (+7.5) vs. 636 Kansas Jayhawks (-7.5); o/u 141.5
7:29 p.m. ET, United Center, Chicago, IL
Providence Friars DFS Snapshot
Al Durham closed with 13 points (5-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists and one steal over 24 minutes during Saturday's 79-51 victory over Richmond. Durham helped fuel a thorough thumping of Richmond. He trailed only Noah Horchler (16 points) in scoring for the Friars. Durham has averaged 13.3 points, 3.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds across 30 starts.
Kansas Jayhawks DFS Snapshot
Ochai Agbaji finished Saturday's 79-72 win over Creighton with 15 points (5-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, one block and two steals in 34 minutes. After starting the season being incredibly efficient, Agbaji is now jut shooting 38 percent from the field and 26 percent from behind the arc over the last six games. While that is a bit of a concern, Kansas has won all of those games. Remy Martin has the look of the new top offensive option for Kansas, but Agbaji can absolutely fill it up with anyone in the country. Those two could be a dangerous combination going forward in the NCAA Tournament.
March Madness Betting Prediction
The Friars are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 19-7 against the number in their last 26 games as an underdog and are 4-1 at the window in their last five games coming off a win. The Jayhawks, meanwhile, are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five NCAA Tournament games.
MARCH MADNESS BETTING PREDICTION: PROVIDENCE FRIARS +7.5