Arkansas vs. Kansas NCAA Tournament picks, predictions, odds: Who wins March Madness game?

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March Madness: Will Arkansas beat Kansas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday?
March Madness: Will Arkansas beat Kansas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday?

No. 8 seed Arkansas and No. 1 seed Kansas face off on Saturday in an NCAA Tournament second-round game.

The game is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. MST and can be seen on CBS.

Who will win the game?

Check out these picks and predictions for the contest.

Kansas is a 3.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.

The Jayhawks are -164 on the moneyline. The Razorbacks are +136.

The over/under for the game is set at 143.5 points.

OddsChecker: Take Kansas to cover vs. Arkansas

It writes: "Kansas has the slight edge here, as they’ve proven to be the more consistent team this season. They’ve played more top-end opponents and they’ve handled them better. But this game could go in any direction. If either of these teams plays like they did in the first round it could get ugly quick."

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FanDuel: Kansas 76, Arkansas 70

It writes: "Arkansas defends the three-point line with dominance (No. 22 in opponent three-point shooting percentage), but it commits a ridiculous 19.1 personal fouls per game (No. 319 in NCAA). Kansas is going to see a lot of opportunities from the free throw line if it drives to the rim over and over again."

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College Football News: Kansas 75, Arkansas 68

Pete Fiutak writes: "Arkansas will come up with a few good scoring spurts, but the steadiness of the Kansas offense - helped by being great on the defensive glass to spark the transition points - won't stop. Kansas is 0-5 when scoring fewer than 62 points and only lost twice when it scored more. It's not going to be held to under 62."

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Sporting News: Kansas 74, Arkansas 68

Nick Musial writes: "Both offenses want to live in transition, setting this game up for a potential high-possession track meet. The Razorbacks match up well with the Jayhawks and are long enough to make Kansas uncomfortable, but ultimately, Kansas' consistency on the offensive end is enough to take care of the stingy Razorbacks. Arkansas keeps things competitive for the first 30 minutes, but Kansas pulls away down the stretch en route to a Sweet 16 appearance."

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Sports Chat Place: Go with Arkansas with the points vs. Kansas

Chris Ruffolo writes: "I’m sticking with Arkansas here. I get why Kansas would be favored, but I’m still not fully sold on this Kansas team, and I think that Arkansas being as healthy as they are right now, we’re really seeing what could’ve been with this team had they been healthy pretty much all year long. They looked really good against Illinois and I think the Hogs get a cover if not the outright win here. Give me Arkansas and the points."

Sunday's March Madness game picks: Pittsburgh vs. Xavier | Kentucky vs. Kansas State | Michigan State vs. Marquette | Saint Mary's vs. UConn | Creighton vs. Baylor | Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Florida Atlantic | Miami vs. Indiana | TCU vs. Gonzaga

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