Kansas State Wildcats vs Baylor Bears Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Baylor vs Kansas State battle Saturday at Ferrell Center as the Bears look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Bears are 17-11 so far on the season, and 11-12 ATS vs. the number. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 23-5 and 12-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Baylor go 12-10 and the Wildcats go 11-10-1 on the totals.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Baylor sat as 2-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears sit at No. 15 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wildcats sit at No. 48 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 78-77.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Baylor's No. 37-rated squad against Kansas State's No. 114-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Baylor rates No. 89 in the country with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 119 nationally with 6.6 per match.
Defensively, Kansas State features the nation's No. 80-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.3 points per game. Baylor, meanwhile, comes in at No. 51 nationally in scoring at home.
Kansas State won its last outing, a 75-55 result against Texas Tech on February 25. They covered in that game as a 18.5-point favorite. The Wildcats blew out Texas Tech on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 75-55 win at Bramlage Coliseum.
Baylor won its last outing, a 65-62 result against West Virginia on February 27. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. Baylor earned a 65-62 victory over West Virginia on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Isaiah Austin at WVU Colliseum.
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing TCU are 1-1
After playing Texas Tech are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing West Virginia are 1-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Wildcats at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Baylor
Kansas State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas State's last 7 games on the road
Kansas State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Baylor
Baylor is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baylor's last 7 games when playing Kansas State
Kansas State home to TCU, Tuesday, March 5
Baylor at Texas, Monday, March 4