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Kansas Baylor Betting in Big 12

Unbeaten Baylor travels to Kansas on Monday, putting its 17-0 record on the line in the first of two big tests this week.

The Jayhawks are unbeaten in conference play and are very tough at home but still face a 5.5-point home underdog number at most sportsbooks.

Still the college basketball consensus betting has most Odds Shark visitors backing the Bears, as nearly 65% were on Baylor this afternoon.

They are both inside the Top 5 in the Odds Shark college basketball power rankings here. The game also rates near the top of the over-under betting consensus with 67% betting the OVER (where the best line earlier to day was at TopBet.)

View Baylor vs Kansas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bears were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks such as TopBet while the total opened at 138 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jayhawks sit at No. 4 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bears sit at No. 3 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bears will win this game 86-85.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kansas's No. 30-rated squad against Baylor's No. 40-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kansas rates No. 158 in the country with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 70 nationally with 7.5 per match.

Defensively, Baylor features the nation's No. 82-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. Kansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 62 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Baylor, they were a 106-65 winner as they battled Oklahoma State at home. They covered in the match as a 14-point favorite. Baylor cruised to victory on Saturday, running Oklahoma State out of the gym and running up a 106-65 score at Ferrell Center.

Kansas was an 82-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites. Kansas got 28 points from Tyshawn Taylor en route to an 82-73 victory over Iowa State on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Missouri are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma State are 4-6
After a win are 10-0

Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Texas are 9-1
After playing Iowa State are 9-1
After a win are 9-1


A few Bears at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games on the road
Baylor is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Baylor is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Kansas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Baylor
Kansas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Baylor

Next up:
Baylor home to Missouri, Saturday, January 21
Kansas at Texas, Saturday, January 21