Baylor Bears vs Kansas Jayhawks NCAAB Betting Prediction

Baylor Bears vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction 2/10/2024

The Baylor Bears (17-5) travel to face off against the Kansas Jayhawks (18-5) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

Baylor Bears vs Kansas Jayhawks

The Baylor Bears Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into their matchup with Kansas, Baylor is coming off a 79-73 win over Texas Tech. Over their last 10 games on the road, the Bears have gone 4-6.

So far this season, Baylor has gone 17-5, including a 6-3 mark in Big 12 play. As the underdog, the Bears have gone 1-3.

As the underdog this season, Baylor has gone 2-2 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-4. Over their last 10 road games, the Bears have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Baylor’s games this season (148.3). Currently, their over/under record is 12-9. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 145 points.

The Kansas Jayhawks Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, Kansas has been dominant, going 13-0 with an average scoring margin of +15.8 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, they have won all 10 by an average of 15.8 points per game.

So far, the Jayhawks have been favored in 21 of their 23 games, going 18-3 in those games. Their overall record is 18-5, and they have won two straight games.

When looking at Kansas’ ATS record this season, they are currently 10-12. At home, their ATS record is 7-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jayhawks are 5-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Kansas games is 11-11. On average, their games have finished with 146.6 points compared to an average over/under line of 145. Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average of 141 points scored.

Baylor Offense Breakdown

Baylor’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 79 points vs. Texas Tech. Overall, they hit 49% of their shots from the field and went 24/32 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Bears was RayJ Dennis with 21 points, while Yves Missi also chipped in with 17 points.

Ja’Kobe Walter (G) 14.2 4.5 1.7
RayJ Dennis (G) 13.8 3.9 6.4
Langston Love (G) 11.5 2.8 1.3

Kansas Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Kansas offense tallied 78 points in a matchup against Houston. Their field goal percentage for the game was 68.9%, and they made 6 threes. Hunter Dickinson led the team in scoring, putting up 20 points. Additionally, Johnny Furphy contributed 17 points for the Jayhawks.

Hunter Dickinson (C) 18.9 11.1 2.1
Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 19.5 6.4 4.6
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 12.7 4.6 3.4

Baylor Team Defense

At present, the Bears’ defense is nationally ranked 140th, allowing 70.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Baylor’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.1% this season.

Kansas Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Kansas defense is giving up an average of 67.8 points per contest. Kansas’ three-point defense is currently 180th in the country at 7.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.0% of their shots vs. Kansas.

Bears vs Jayhawks Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Baylor has an ATS mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 72 points per game.
  • Through their last three home games, Kansas has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 76 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bears have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, Kansas has a poor record vs the spread going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-2.

Bears vs Jayhawks Prediction

The Jayhawks is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 76-68. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Jayhawks at -6.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 150.5 and our model has the Bears and Jayhawks finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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