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Baylor Bears vs Kansas State Wildcats Big 12 Betting Matchup Report

Kansas State WildcatsBaylor Bears
March 8, 12:30 PM | Sprint Center

Kansas State Wildcats vs Baylor Bears Odds

21-9TEAM RECORD25-6

Kansas State faces Baylor on Thursday in Big 12 conference tournament action, hoping to send the Bears to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Sprint Center.
The Wildcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 13-13 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bears are 10-13-1 ATS. Kansas State is 13-13 against the total, while Baylor is 12-12 versus the number.

View Kansas State vs Baylor Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Bears in this one, they're listed as 1.5-point favorites on the NCAA hoops betting menu at BetOnline for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bears rated this week at No. 11 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 18. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 79-76 result in favor of the Bears.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Baylor has the nation's No. 40-rated offensive output, at 74.5 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 76 allowing on average 63.1 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 47.2% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kansas State owns the country's No. 63-rated mark, allowing 64.9 points per game on the highway. Baylor, on the other hand, rates No. 68 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Kansas State, they were a 77-58 winner as they battled Oklahoma State at home. They covered in the match as a 12-point favorite. Rodney McGruder scored 24 points leading the Wildcats to a 77-58 victory over Oklahoma State at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday.

In their last action, Baylor was an 80-72 loser on the road against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Baylor got 35 points from Pierre Jackson en route to an 80-72 loss at the hands of Baylor on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.

Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma State are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Iowa State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Wildcats at Bears trends to consider:
Baylor is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Baylor's last 10 games
Baylor is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Baylor is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kansas State

 

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