Baylor Bears vs. Kansas Jayhawks College Basketball Betting Picks

Kansas Hosts Baylor for Saturday Big 12 College Basketball Betting

January 8th, 2020 NCAA Basketball, Online Betting

It is true that Baylor head coach Scott Drew operates in comparative anonymity to Bill Self of Kansas. Drew took over a terrible situation at Baylor but has built a perennial March Madness contender. To show he has led the Bears to the Big Dance eight times since the 2007-08 season. That includes two Elite and two Sweet Sixteen runs. Concurrently Drew’s Bears are again catching College Basketball betting respect. The Bears are ranked fifth in the country. Self’s Jayhawks are much more of a name brand program. Of course, KU is ranked third nationally and a Final Four chalk.

Baylor Bears vs. Kansas Jayhawks

Date and Time:Saturday, January 11, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Location:Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas
Baylor vs. Kansas TV CoverageCBS
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Baylor Bears vs. Kansas Jayhawks Overview

Now the Bears are 12-1 straight up, 8-5 against the spread and 6-7 under the total. Baylor has national metrics of 122nd for scoring offense and ninth for points allowed. Drew’s emphasis on defense has been a key factor in the consistent success of the program. Late on Baylor has paid in seven on their last ten. Five of their last seven have gone under the total.

Kansas has an online betting record of 11-2 straight up, 7-6 against the odds, and 4-9 under the total. Overall the Jayhawks rank 34th for scoring offense and 35th for points allowed. KU has paid in six of their last eight games. Additionally, three of their last five have gone over the total.

Key Bears: G Jared Butler (17.3 PTS, 2.9 REB, 3.0 AST, 44.7 FGPCT, 92.3 FTPCT, 42.2 3PPCT), G MaCio Teague (15.2 PTS, 4.8 REB, 2.4 AST, 40.9 FGPCT, 84.0 FTPCT, 35.4 3PPCT), G Davion Mitchell (9.3 PTS, 2.3 REB, 3.3 AST, 43.0 FGPCT, 60.0 FTPCT, 31.0 3PPCT)

Key Jayhawks: G Devon Dotson (18.5 PTS, 3.9 REB, 4.4 AST, 45.8 FGPCT, 82.4 FTPCT, 30.9 3PPCT), C Udoka Azubuike (13.3 PTS, 8.9 REB, 81.1 FGPCT, 35.2 FTPCT, 0.0 3PPCT), G Ochai Agbaji (11.2 PTS, 4.4 REB, 2.6 AST, 45.7 FGPCT, 68.2 FTPCT, 37.9 3PPCT)

Baylor and Kansas against the Spread

The Bears are:

  • 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 away games
  • 7-2 over the total on the road
  • 12-4-1 vs. the odds as an underdog
  • 14-2 over the total when getting points
  • 2-5-1 on the board in their last eight visits to Allen Fieldhouse
  • 8-4 over the total in away games vs. the Jayhawks

The Jayhawks are:

  • 8-1-1 against the spread in their last 10 home games
  • 8-4 over the total at Allen Fieldhouse
  • 7-3 vs. the line in their last 10 games as a favorite
  • 3-6 under the total on their home court
  • 2-4-1 on the board head to head with Baylor
  • 2-6 under then total in their head to head series with the Bears

Baylor Bears vs. Kansas Jayhawks College Basketball Betting Picks

For one thing, Allen Fieldhouse provides a tremendous College Basketball betting Advantage for KU. As mentioned earlier Kansas has been cranking cash in their famed home court. Furthermore, Baylor has struggled to leave KU with the money.

Baylor vs. Kansas College Basketball Betting Pick: Kansas Jayhawks
Baylor vs. Kansas College Basketball Betting Score Prediction: Kansas 84, Baylor 74

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