|2013 Big 12 College Football Week 9 Odds & Total: Baylor vs. Kansas|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 25 October 2013 08:00|
Baylor vs. Kansas Odds
Baylor is 6-0 overall, 3-0 in the Big 12, 1-0 on the road and 5-1 against the spread. Kansas is 2-4 overall, 0-3 in the Big 12, 2-2 at home and 2-4 against the spread. Baylor has won three straight meetings with Kansas.
Trends show that the home team has covered the spread in four straight in this series while Kansas is just 1-4 ATS in its last 5 home games while Baylor is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Baylor is the clear favorite on the road, as the Bears have odds of -34.5 points against Kansas on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 66 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Baylor favored by 35.5 points. The spread quickly dropped to 34.5 and held there. The over/under total opened at 66 points and moved to 66.5 before falling back to 66.
Baylor is coming off a 71-7 win over Iowa State at home last week, but the Bears only beat Kansas State, 35-25, in their lone road game this year. Baylor is averaging 64.7 points per game on offense, while the defense is giving up just 16.2 points per game. Quarterback Bryce Petty has thrown for 2,023 yards and 15 touchdowns this season while Lache Seastrunk has added 760 rushing yards and 10 scores.
Kansas is coming off a 34-19 loss to Oklahoma last week. The Jayhawks have now lost three straight, all by double figures. Kansas is scoring only 18.3 points per game, but the defense is only allowing 27 points per game, which is better than one would expect. Quarterback Jake Heaps has thrown for 903 yards and six touchdowns while James Sims has rushed for 519 yards and four scores.
In terms of Injuries, Kansas linebacker Samson Faifilli (undisclosed) and tight end Trent Smiley (undisclosed) are both questionable for the game. Baylor tight end Gus Penning (foot) is questionable as well.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Baylor, as the Bears are getting 83% of the wagers with odds of -34.5 points at Kansas on Saturday.