Bears vs. Wildcats Prediction
The top-ranked Baylor Bears are on the road tonight at the Kansas State Wildcats. Can Baylor get the job done in the hostile environment?
Monday, February 3, 2020
Bramlage Coliseum at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Bears are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 124.5 points. As of Monday morning, 76 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Baylor. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Bears roll past Horned Frogs
Baylor cruised to a 68-52 home win Saturday over Texas Christian to improve to 19-1 overall and 8-0 in Big 12 Conference play. The Bears led 35-24 at halftime en route to the victory. MaCio Teague paced Baylor with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting including 5-of-8 from 3-point distance. He also pulled down six rebounds. Freddie Gillespie contributed 12 points, 11 boards and six blocked shots. Jared Butler added 10 points, three assists and two caroms.
Wildcats fall at Mountaineers
Kansas State lost 66-57 Saturday at West Virginia to drop to 9-12 overall and 2-6 in conference action. The Wildcats were outscored 36-30 in the second half of the defeat. David Sloan led KSU with 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting plus 3-of-3 at the charity stripe. He also contributed three assists, two rebounds and two steals. Xavier Sneed added 11 points, two boards and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bears are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games overall. Baylor is 36-16-1 ATS in its last 53 road games.
The Wildcats are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games. Kansas State is 1-5 ATS in its last six games as a home underdog.
Baylor has not lost since November 8 and its last three victories have been by at least 11 points, two of which were on the road. All three of those recent wins came against better teams than Kansas State. While the Wildcats are pretty good defensively, they are offensively deprived. I'd rather not fade this Bears team right now, even on short rest. College kids tend to bounce back pretty quickly.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: BAYLOR BEARS -7