Bears open as college hoops underdog vs Jayhawks
Baylor Bears vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Monday when the Bears of Baylor hit the hard court against the Jayhawks of Kansas.
The Jayhawks sport records of 14-1 and 6-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bears have 11-4 and 5-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-4-1 for the Jayhawks and 5-5 for the Bears.
Bettors looking to back visiting Baylor before tip-off in this one found them as 10-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Jayhawks) and the No. 93 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 88-82 result in favor of the Jayhawks has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 98 in NCAA hoops at 37.3 per game. Contrast that with Kansas’s No. 42 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kansas is the No. 151-ranked team in the country at 6.3 per game, while Baylor rates No. 121 at 6.6 per game.
Defensively, Baylor features the nation's No. 129-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Kansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 46 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Baylor, they were a 51-40 winner as they battled TCU at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 18.5-point favorite. The Bears grabbed a 51-40 win over the Horned Frogs on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Cory Jefferson at Ferrell Center.
Last time out for Kansas, they were a 60-46 winner as they battled Texas Tech on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 17-point favorite. Kansas got 14 points from Kevin Young en route to a 60-46 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday at United Spirit Arena.
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Hardin Simmons are 3-1
After playing TCU are 2-3
After a win are 6-4
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 9-1
After playing Texas Tech are 9-1
After a win are 10-0
A few Bears at Jayhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baylor's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baylor's last 9 games on the road
Baylor is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Baylor is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Kansas
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Baylor
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas's last 6 games when playing at home against Baylor
Baylor home to Hardin Simmons, Saturday, January 19
Kansas at Texas, Saturday, January 19