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Baylor Bears vs Kansas State Wildcats in college hoops odds

Kansas State WildcatsBaylor Bears
17-7February 15, 2014, 07:00 | Ferrell Center15-9

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Wildcats of Kansas State hit the hard court against the Bears of Baylor.

The Wildcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 15-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bears are 6-12 ATS. Kansas State is 7-15 against the total, while Baylor is 10-8 versus the number.

View Kansas State Wildcats vs Baylor Bears Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Baylor sat as -4-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 163-ranked Bears and the No. 112-rated Wildcats in this matchup.

Kansas State won its last outing, an 85-82 result against Kansas on February 10. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Kansas State got 20 points from Marcus Foster en route to an 85-82 victory over Kansas on Monday at Bramlage Coliseum.

Last time out for Baylor, they were a 91-58 winner as they battled TCU on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. The Bears blew out TCU on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 91-58 win at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Baylor has the nation's No. 66-rated offensive output, at 75.17 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 20 allowing on average 62.67 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 46.25% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

A few Wildcats at Bears trends to consider:
Kansas State is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games
Kansas State is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
Kansas State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Kansas State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Baylor
Baylor is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Baylor is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Baylor is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Baylor is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
Kansas State home to TCU, Wednesday, February 19th
Baylor at Oklahoma State, Monday, February 17th