Kansas State vs. Baylor Pick
Will No. 2 Baylor bounce back from the loss to Kansas when it returns home to face Kansas State today at 3PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Baylor is favored at home, as the Bears are getting odds of -8 points against Kansas State. The over/under total for the game is listed at 133 points. Baylor has won four straight in this series, including a 77-68 win at Kansas State back on Jan. 14. The Bears are 5-1-1 against the spread in the last seven of this series.
Baylor saw a five-game win streak snapped in a tough loss at Kansas this week, but the Bears still covered. They are now 20-2 overall and 7-2 in the Big 12 while going 10-7 against the spread. Baylor puts up 73.4 points per game on offense this season while the defense gives up just 62.1 per game. Johnathan Motley is averaging 16.2 points and 9.6 rebounds per game to lead the team while Manu Lecomte is adding 12.5 points and 4.4 assists per game.
Kansas State has lost three straight coming into today’s game to fall to 15-7 overall and 4-5 in the Big 12. The Wildcats have failed to over in any of the three games as well, dropping to 9-8-1 against the spread on the season. K-State averages 75.3 points per game on offense while allowing just 65.9 on defense. On the road, Kansas State allows 72.8 per game. Four Wildcats average 12 points per game this season. Wesley Iwundu is at 12.3 points while adding 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest.
Baylor already owns a big win over Kansas State over the road and I expect the Bears to have a strong showing today. Baylor covered following its first loss of the season and it is 7-3-1 against the spread in its last 11 after a loss. Kansas State is also struggling and will have trouble scoring on this Baylor defense in Waco.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: BAYLOR -8