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NCAAB: Baylor at Kansas Preview

There’s no shortage of firepower on Saturday’s college basketball slate, but hoops fans and bettors shouldn’t neglect Baylor-Kansas if they’re looking for an entertaining show.

Shark Bites
  • The Bears are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the Jayhawks last 6 games.
  • The road team is 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings between Baylor and Kansas.

The No. 21 Bears have historically gotten dominated by No. 3-ranked Kansas, as the Jayhawks have gone 24-4 in their last 28 vs. their Texas rivals. Kansas has also posted five straight wins against the Baylor.

In a stat that speaks to just how dominant Kansas’s basketball program has been throughout the years, the Jayhawks are favoured to win their 25th straight conference opener thanks to a talented starting five that includes guards Frank Mason III, Devonte Graham and Wayne Seldon Jr.

Just how good has Kansas been at Allen Fieldhouse under head coach Bill Self? The Jayhawks are 196-9 at home with Self at the helm.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas Jayhawks betting line opened as -11.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Baylor Bears vs Kansas Jayhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas Jayhawks currently sport a 11-1 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-2 ATS. The Baylor Bears are 10-2 and 1-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kansas Jayhawks produce a 4-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Baylor Bears have gone 3-3 against the totals betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Kansas Jayhawks and the No. 63-ranked Baylor Bears, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Baylor is ranked No. 30 in NCAA basketball at 41.67 per game. Contrast that with Kansas's No. 134 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kansas is the No. 46-ranked team in the country at 8.67 per game, while Baylor rates No. 146 at 6.75 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bears got 21 points from Al Freeman as Baylor ran past Texas Southern 72-59 on Tuesday at Ferrell Center.

Kansas cruised to victory on Tuesday, running UC Irvine out of the gym and running up a 78-53 score at Allen Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Baylor is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • Baylor is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Baylor is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baylor's last 7 games on the road
  • Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Kansas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Baylor
  • Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baylor

Next Betting Matchups

Baylor home to Oklahoma State, Tuesday, January 5th
Kansas at Oklahoma, Monday, January 4th

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