Baylor vs. Kansas Pick
Can No. 10 Kansas cruise to a double-digit win at home when it plays host to Baylor tonight at 6PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kansas is favored at home, as the Jayhawks are getting odds of -9.5 points against Baylor. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 144 points. Today’s game is set to take place from Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas and will air live on ESPN.
Baylor is coming off a 76-60 win over Oklahoma State at home earlier this week, but the Bears are just 2-4 in Big 12 play. Baylor is 12-6 overall and 6-5 against the spread. Baylor is averaging 75.9 points per game this season while allowing just 66 per contest. Manu Lecomte is averaging 16.9 points per game this season. He is dealing with a shoulder injury, but is expected to play tonight. Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. is adding 15.4 points and 9.4 rebounds for the Bears.
Kansas has won four straight games coming into tonight, including a big 71-66 win at West Virginia on Monday. Kansas is now 15-3 overall, 5-1 in the Big 12 and 10-7 against the spread. The Jayhawks are averaging 85 points per game on offense while allowing 69.9 per contest. Devonte’ Graham is leading Kansas this season with 18.3 points and 7.3 assists per game. Udoka Azubuike is adding 14.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Kansas has won 10 straight meetings with Baylor, covering the spread in seven of the last nine encounters. Kansas has been a frustrating team to wager on. The Jayhawks have had letdown performances and then stepped up when you expect something bad. The win at West Virginia was big, but will the Jayhawks now have a letdown after the emotional win? They have failed to cover in their last two after a road victory, losing at home to Texas Tech and having a close call at home with Iowa State. The public betting is slightly with Kansas today, but I am going to ride Baylor with the points as I expect Kansas to not be as up for this one.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: BAYLOR +9.5