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College basketball point spread favors Jayhawks in battle with Bears

Kansas JayhawksBaylor Bears
16-5February 04, 2014, 07:00 | Ferrell Center14-7

Kansas travels to Baylor on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 16-5 record with a victory over the Bears.

Baylor battles the Jayhawks, currently sitting with a 16-5 mark (11-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-7 for the Bears and 13-7-1 for the Jayhawks.

View Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bears installed as 2-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Bears - Jayhawks odds would favor the Jayhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Baylor is rated No. 94 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas is at No. 43.

Kansas was an 81-69 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Texas. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Jayhawks got 21 points from Wayne Selden, Jr., but it was Texas that prevailed in an 81-69 final on Saturday at Frank Erwin Center.

Baylor was a 76-70 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Oklahoma State. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. Baylor got 20 points from Brady Heslip en route to a 76-70 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baylor's No. 65-ranked offense, averaging 75.67 PPG, against a Jayhawks defense that ranks No. 147 at 70.33 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 46.9% so far, less than the Jayhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.31% per game.

A few Jayhawks at Bears trends to consider:
Kansas is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Kansas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas's last 5 games
Kansas is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Baylor is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Baylor is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Baylor is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Baylor is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Kansas home to West Virginia, Saturday, February 8th
Baylor at Oklahoma, Saturday, February 8th