Jayhawks vs Bears Game Preview

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Nov 3, 3:30 PM | Turf of Floyd Casey Stadium

Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears Odds

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Kansas visits Baylor on Saturday, hoping to send the Bears to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Floyd Casey Stadium.

This season the Bears are 3-4 overall and 3-4 ATS against the number, while the Jayhawks are 1-7 and 4-4 ATS. As for the totals, Baylor is 5-1 on the OU, and Kansas is 2-5.

View Kansas vs Baylor Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Bears as 17-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 74 and the Jayhawks at No. 29 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 35-21 result in favor of the Bears.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baylor's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 44.1 PPG, against a Jayhawks defense that ranks No. 85 this week at 30.1 PPG. The Bears aerial game is averaging 395.7 yards per game, more than the Jayhawks secondary allows through the air, 230.1 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Jayhawks feature the league's No. 95-rated road run defense, allowing 219.7 yards per game. Baylor, meanwhile, ranks No. 47 in rushing offense at home.

Kansas was a 21-17 loser in their most recent outing at home against Texas. They covered the 18.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (38) made winners of UNDER bettors. James Sims ran through the Texas defense for 176 yards in Kansas's last game, but the Jayhawks still lost a 21-17 decision at Memorial Stadium.

Baylor was a 35-21 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (56) made winners of UNDER bettors. In Baylor's last outing, Nick Florence threw for 426 yards in a losing cause against the Cyclones, 35-21 at Jack Trice Stadium.

Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 0-10
When playing within the conference are 0-10

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Jayhawks at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games when playing Baylor
Kansas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baylor
Kansas is 3-14 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Baylor is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games
Baylor is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 games at home
Baylor is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Kansas at Texas Tech, Saturday, November 10
Baylor at Oklahoma, Saturday, November 10

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