Kansas Jayhawks vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs betting, spread, prop bets, over/under, prediction

The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Kansas Jayhawks basketball will meet in the second round of the NCAA Tournament today. Here are the top betting picks and our predictions.
Mar 20, 2024; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; The Kansas Jayhawks huddle up during the NCAA first round
Mar 20, 2024; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; The Kansas Jayhawks huddle up during the NCAA first round / Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Gonzaga vs. Kansas Jayhawks betting/spread

On DraftKings Sportsbook, Kansas is a 4.5-point underdog to Gonzaga. You can take KU's spread odds at -110 or Gonzaga's at -110. The Bulldogs are -198 moneyline favorites, while the Jayhawks' moneyline sits at +164. FanDuel Sportsbook has a 4.5-point spread and a slightly different moneyline, favoring Gonzaga at -182.

Gonzaga vs. Kansas Jayhawks prop bets

There are several prop bets to choose from on DraftKings. We will list the ones we believe are best to put money on. Gonzaga is one of the best rebounding teams in the country, but they also are going against one of the best rebounding bigs in the nation. Expect Hunter Dickinson to have a big day, as he should be the focal point of the offense with Kevin McCullar sidelined. Pair any of these prop bets for a shot to win big on your parlay.

Hunter Dickinson OVER 17.5 points 
Hunter Dickinson OVER 9.5 rebounds
Hunter Dickinson OVER 0.5 steals
Johnny Furphy UNDER 1.5 3-pointers made 
Johnny Furphy OVER 6.5 rebounds
Nicolas Timberlake OVER 10.5 points
Dajuan Harris OVER 9.5 points
Dajuan Harris OVER 0.5 3-pointers made
KJ Adams OVER 2.5 assists
Ryan Nembhard OVER 25.5 points/rebounds/assists
Anton Watson OVER 12.5 points
Anton Watson OVER 6.5 rebounds

Gonzaga vs. Kansas Jayhawks over/under

The over/under on the contest is 151.5 points. The Jayhawks have surpassed that total four times in their past eight games, while Gonzaga has done so in one of their last four. With Kevin McCullar, the conference's leading scorer, missing the entirety of the NCAA Tournament, Kansas might have trouble putting points on the board. However, Kansas did post 93 points against Samford, so it will depend on how the Jayhawks hit their shots.

Gonzaga vs. Kansas Jayhawks prediction

Kansas basketball is in the midst of one of the program's worst seasons in the past few decades. They escaped with a win on Thursday but are at a serious disadvantage without McCullar. Nicolas Timberlake stepped up to provide shooting and offensive production, though his play has been extremely inconsistent.

Gonzaga has a much different style that Kansas. Rather than the run-and-gun style the team competed against in the first round, the Bulldogs tear teams apart with their interior defense and pick-and-roll action. It will be an extremely tough matchup for KU, and it will need everything to go right to pull off a victory. While Gonzaga is far from unstoppable, Kansas will likely run out of gas and have its season end today.

Final Prediction: 78-71, Gonzaga