The Baylor Bears will take on the Kansas Jayhawks in a Big 12 battle on Sturday afternoon at the Allen Fieldhouse. The Bears are 20-6 for the season and currently T-1 with Kansas and Texas. The Jayhawks are 21-5 for the season and will look to get a morale boosting win at home tonight. This is going to be a bockbuster game.
Baylor vs Kansas (Big 12) Betting Odds
|Baylor Bears||+190||+5 (-110)||Over 149 (-110)|
|Kansas Jayhawks||-230||-5 (-110)||Under 149 (-110)|
Baylor vs Kansas Match Details
Fixture: Baylor Bears at Kansas Jayhawks
Date and Time: Saturday, February 18 at 4:00 PM ET
Venue: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS
Baylor vs Kansas Key Stats
The Bears are on a four-game winning streak and have covered the spread in all those contests. In their most recent win against the West Virginia Mountaineers, LJ Cryer scored 26 points while Keyonte George scored six points, grabbed nine rebounds, and dished out seven assists, as the rest of the unit also stepped up to the task.
Baylor is averaging 78.8 points per game on 45.1% shooting while giving up 69 points on 44.8% shooting. They are shooting 36.4% from the three-point line and 75.6% from the free-throw line and restricting their opponents to 32.5% shooting from beyond the arc and 70.4% from the charity stripe. George leads the roster with 16.5 ppg this season.
The Jayhawks are 4-1 in their last five games and have covered the spread in four of those contests. In their most recent win against the Cowboys, Gradey Dick scored 26 points while Kevin McCullar Jr. scored 15 points and dished out eight assists, as KJ Adams too contributed with 15 points. Jalen Wilson leads the roster with 20.3 ppg and 8.2 rpg and McCullar Jr. is averaging 2.2 steals per game.
Kansas are averaging 76.6 points per game on 46.9% shooting and giving up 68.2 points on 411.3% shooting. They are shooting 35.6% from the three-point mark and 72% from the free-throw line. The Jayhawks are restricting their opponents to 31.9% shooting from the perimeter and are mainataining a +2.5 rebound differential.
Kansas vs Baylor (Big 12) Betting Prediction
The Jayhawks have been solid at home this season. The Bears are 4-3 away from home, which gives the slight advantage to Kansas in this one. Baylor knows how to shoot the ball and be efficient with their defense. This shouldn’t be a high scoring game but expect the away team to cover the spread in this one. Take the Bears ATS in this one.
Pick: Baylor Bears +5 (-110)