March Madness odds players always expect the Kansas Jayhawks to be a March Madness betting factor but the Kansas State Wildcats should be on their minds as well. Kansas will be one of the top seeds with the March Madness odds and will likely have a number one ranking after their epic 81-79 overtime win at Kansas State as 3.5-point favorites.
The Jayhawks made a bold March Madness betting statement with the win as they overcame a hostile crowd and tough opponent with remarkable poise and confidence. Kansas State, on the other hand, with their betting lines gambling cover, showed that they have arrived as a true contender with the March Madness odds.
Kansas State is likely to enter action with the March Madness odds as one of the top board values from any conference. The Wildcats failed to get the cash in just 4 out of their first 16 lined games, which will garner plenty of attention from those handicapping the March Madness odds.
Kansas State head coach Frank Martin has done a phenomenal job of keeping the program together after one-hit wonder Bob Huggins left for a job with is alma-mater at West Virginia after the 2007 season.
Martin was considered by many March Madness odds handicappers as not ready for the job but he has proved the skeptics wrong with an offense that is 18th in the nation for scoring. Kansas built on their March Madness odds resume by improving to 20-1 straight up and 9-8-1 against the spread.
The Jayhawks will also be a top offensive club with the March Madness odds as they ranked 4th in the nation for scoring and a solid 55th on defense. Kansas coach Bill Self said the game was just what the Jayhawks wanted. “We talked about the whole time we’re going to embrace the atmosphere,” said Self.
“We want it to be loud. We want it to be the toughest venue we play in. That’ll tell us where we are from a competitive level and a toughness level.” It’s safe to say that KU passed the test!