Baylor vs. Kansas Pick
The two atop the Big 12 meet up in a key game tonight when No. 3 Kansas hosts No. 2 Baylor at 9PM ET. Which team has the edge?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Kansas is favored in tonight’s game, as the Jayhawks are getting odds of -6.5 points against Baylor. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 144 points. Kansas has won eight straight in this series, going 6-1-1 against the spread in those eight meetings.
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Kansas has a big win this weekend, beating Kentucky on the road, 79-73. Kansas is now 19-2 on the year and 7-1 in the Big 12. The Jayhawks haven’t been great at covering the spread this season, going 7-12 ATS on the season and only 2-6 ATS at home. Kansas averages 84.3 points per game on offense while allowing 71.1 on defense. At home, Kansas averages 89.6 points per game. Frank Mason III averages 19.9 points and 5.1 assists per game to lead the team. Kansas could be without Lagerald Vick, who is facing a potential suspension after reports surfaced of him hitting a female student. Carlton Bragg Jr. is already suspended as well.
Baylor comes into this game on a five-game win streak. The Bears are now 20-1 overall and 7-1 in the Big 12. The Bears are just 1-3 against the spread in their last four games and now 9-7 against the spread on the season. However, Baylor has managed a 6-2 record ATS on the road. Baylor averages 73.7 points per game on offense while giving up just 61.6 per game defensively. Johnathan Motley is averaging 16.2 points and 9.6 rebounds per game to lead the team while Manu Lecomte is adding 12.3 points and 4.4 assists per game.
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Kansas impressed many with its win at Kentucky, but the Wildcats have looked like a shaky team recently. Kansas hasn’t been a team you can trust at the betting window and the recent suspensions could cause some distractions. Baylor has played up on the road and I think the Bears can keep this game down to the final possession.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: BAYLOR +6.5