Jayhawks vs. Bears Prediction
The seventh-ranked Kansas Jayhawks have lost their last two road games entering today's showdown at the Baylor Bears. Will Kansas solve its road woes to post a win and cover the spread as the small favorites this afternoon?
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Ferrell Center at 4PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jayhawks are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 137.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 68 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Kansas. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Jayhawks take down Horned Frogs
Kansas earned a 77-68 home victory Wednesday night over TCU to improve to 13-2 on the season and 2-1 in Big 12 play. The Jayhawks established a 40-31 halftime advantage and did not relent after the break. Kansas shot 26-of-60 from the floor, 5-of-21 from 3-point distance and 20-of-27 at the free throw line. Dedric Lawson paced KU with 31 points on 10-of-19 shooting including 2-of-4 from 3-point range plus 9-of-13 at the charity stripe. He also recorded 14 rebounds and three steals. Lagerald Vick added 12 points, four rebounds and four assists.
Bears upset Cyclones
Baylor earned a big 73-70 home win over 11th-ranked Iowa State Tuesday night to improve to 9-5 overall and 1-1 in conference action. The Bears led 38-30 at halftime and held off the visitors after the break. Makai Mason paced Baylor with 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting including 4-of-9 from 3-point range plus 5-of-6 on free throws. Tristan Clark contributed 16 points to go with four rebounds, three dimes and two steals. Devonte Bandoo added 13 points off the bench. The Bears shot 24-of-55 from the floor, 8-of-23 on 3-point tries and 17-of-20 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Jayhawks are 1-7 ATS in their last eight Saturday games. Kansas is 1-5 ATS in its last six road games.
The Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. Baylor is 5-1 ATS in its last six Saturday games.
Eventually cream rises to the top. Kansas has done fine on its home floor, but has struggled in the last couple on the road. But make no mistake about it, the Jayhawks are by far the more talented team in this contest and are facing a Bears team with an offense ranked only 114 nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency. That doesn't stack up well against a Kansas team ranked seventh in defense. Go with the Jayhawks here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS JAYHAWKS -3.5