Kansas vs. Baylor Prediction & Odds
No. 21 Baylor will host No. 2 Kansas in the marquee college basketball game of the night on Monday night at 9:00 p.m. ET.
With the Bears laying 2.5 points as a home favorite and the total sitting at 149 points, what’s the best play when it comes to tonight’s conference clash?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
871 Kansas Jayhawks (+2.5) at 872 Baylor Bears (-2.5); o/u 149
9:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 23, 2023
Ferrell Center, Waco, TX
Kansas vs. Baylor Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 60% of public bettors are currently backing St. John’s when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Kansas Jayhawks DFS Spin
Jalen Wilson recorded 38 points (12-25 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 11-12 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 45 minutes during Tuesday's 83-82 OT loss to Kansas State. Wilson played every single minute in this extended overtime loss to the in-state rival Wildcats. The 6-foot-8 junior has not shot particularly well overall while taking a career-high 17.1 field-goal attempts per game this season, though he answered the bell after fellow starters Kevin McCullar and K.J. Adams both fouled out during regulation. This was also Wilson's third time with at least 29 points in a game this season, and he's now averaged 20.8 points and 8.9 rebounds across 18 starts in 2022-23. Therefore, he should still probably be considered the top fantasy player in the Big 12 and one of the best in college basketball overall.
Baylor Bears DFS Spin
LJ Cryer supplied 18 points (5-7 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 4-7 FT), four rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 81-74 win over Texas Tech. Cryer posted his fourth double-digit scoring outing across his five appearances during Big 12 play. The 6-foot-1 junior has also been on a hot streak from deep, hitting all but one of his nine three-point tries across the past two games. Cryer now ranks third on the team in points per game (14.2) behind frontcourt-mates Keyonte George (17.7) and Adam Flagler (16.0). Cryer does lead this trio in field-goal percentage (46.9), and he narrowly sits third in field-goal attempts (10.8) behind George (13.3) and Flagler (11.8). However, he doesn't provide as much value on the boards (2.2) or as an offensive distributor (2.1 assists), making his fantasy value strictly contingent on scoring moving forward.
Kansas vs. Baylor CBB Betting Trends
Over is 17-8 in Jayhawks last 25 road games
Under is 5-2 in Jayhawks last 7 games following a straight up loss
Under is 6-2 in Bears last 8 home games
Over is 5-2 in Bears last 7 overall
Kansas vs. Baylor CBB Prediction:
The underdog is 9-4 against the spread in the last 13 meetings between these two teams, while the road side is 24-11-1 against the number in their last 36 meetings between conference rivals. Kansas is also a perfect 10-0 against the spread in its last 10 games coming off a loss of more than 20 points and is 6-0 against the number in its last six games following a double-digit loss at home. The Bears, meanwhile, are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600 and are 0-4 against the number in their last four home games versus a team with a winning road record.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: KANSAS JAYHAWKS +2.5