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Kansas State Baylor Betting Preview

Baylor BearsKansas State Wildcats
20-10March 08, 2014, 01:30 | Bramlage Coliseum20-10

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Bramlage Coliseum Saturday as host Kansas State looks to handle the Baylor Bears in NCAA hoops action.

The Wildcats bring a 20-10 record (17-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 20-10 Bears, who are 10-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Kansas State go 10-18 so far and the Bears go 13-11.

View Baylor Bears vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bears were listed as 4-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 174 and the Bears sitting at No. 31.

In their last action, Baylor was a 74-61 winner at home against Iowa State. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Baylor got 21 points from Cory Jefferson en route to a 74-61 victory over Iowa State on Tuesday at Ferrell Center.

In their last action, Kansas State was a 77-61 loser on the road against Oklahoma State. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Wesley Iwundu scored 10 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 77-61 to Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 14 in NCAA hoops at 39.33 per game. Contrast that with Kansas State’s No. 80 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kansas State is the No. 140-ranked team in the country at 5.93 per game, while Baylor rates No. 40 at 7.63 per game.

A few Bears at Wildcats trends to consider:
Baylor is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Baylor is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Baylor is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baylor's last 5 games on the road
Kansas State is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games
Kansas State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Kansas State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Kansas State is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games at home