College basketball point spread favors Jayhawks in battle with Bears
Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears Odds
The Baylor Bears will be trying to slam the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday when the teams tip off at Ferrell Center in college betting action.
The Bears currently sports a 17-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-14 ATS. The Jayhawks are 26-4 and 16-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bears produce a 13-11 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Jayhawks have gone 13-13-1 against the number.
The Bears were listed as 4-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 15 and the Jayhawks at No. 5 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 84-77 result in favor of the Jayhawks.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Baylor's No. 40-rated squad against Kansas's No. 14-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Baylor rates No. 86 in the country with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 191 nationally with 5.9 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kansas owns the country's No. 58-rated mark, allowing 64.3 points per game on the highway. Baylor, on the other hand, rates No. 57 in scoring at home.
Kansas won its last outing, a 79-42 result against Texas Tech on March 4. They covered in that game as a 24-point favorite. Kansas cruised to victory on Monday, running Texas Tech out of the gym and running up a 79-42 score at Allen Fieldhouse.
Baylor lost its last outing, a 79-70 result against Texas on March 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. Pierre Jackson scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 79-70 to Texas at Frank Erwin Center on Monday).
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Texas Tech are 10-0
After a win are 9-1
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Jayhawks at Bears trends to consider:
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Baylor
Kansas is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas's last 8 games on the road
Baylor is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baylor's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 6 games when playing Kansas
Baylor is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kansas