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Kansas Owns Series With Baylor

When No. 20 Baylor and top-ranked Kansas square off on Friday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, the Bears will be looking to exorcise some demons. Baylor has dropped seven in a row in the series including 66-60 and 102-74 losses to Kansas in the regular season.

Shark Bites
  • The Bears are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big 12 opponents.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the Bears last 5 overall.
  • The UNDER is 12-5-1 in the Jayhawks last 18 overall.

The good news for Kansas backers is they’ve been traditionally great at cashing tickets in neutral site games, as the Jayhawks are a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five neutral site contests. Sportsbooks opened the Jayhawks as 5-point chalk for the tilt.

Kansas is riding a 12-game winning streak thanks to some spectacular shooting. The Jayhawks shot 57.1 percent from the floor against Kansas State in their last appearance – the eighth time they’ve shot 50 percent or better during the streak.

There hasn’t been any underdog value to be found when these schools collide. Favorites have gone a perfect 4-0 ATS in the last four matchups between the clubs. Kansas opened as 5-point faves at most shops.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas Jayhawks betting line opened as 5.5-point underdogs 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 bring a 28-4 record (20-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 22-10 Bears, who are 11-14-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Kansas go 11-18-1 so far and the Baylor Bears go 15-11.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 19-ranked Kansas Jayhawks and the No. 79-rated Baylor Bears in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas's No. 12 nationally ranked offense (81.94 points per game) against a Baylor Bears defense that sits as the No. 96 at 69.28 PPG. The Kansas Jayhawks have been averaging 49.47% from the field, more than the Bears have managed so far this season (46.91% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas was victimized for 24 points and 24 rebounds by Taurean Prince as the Bears bested the Longhorns 75-61 in college basketball action on Thursday.

The battle between the Jayhawks and Wildcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Kansas State was handed a 85-63 defeat on Thursday at Sprint Center.