Kansas vs. Baylor - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (18-6) at Kansas Jayhawks (20-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -8 -- Over/Under: 136 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and the Baylor Bears face off on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse in a Big 12 battle of nationally ranked teams.
The Kansas Jayhawks are 20-4 this season and they have won six of their last seven games. Kansas is averaging 72.2 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.3 points and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent. Perry Ellis leads the Jayhawks averaging 12.9 points and 7.0 rebounds. Frank Mason III is averaging 12.5 points, Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 10 points, and Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 8.1 points. Kansas is 11-0 at home and 9-2 in the Big 12.
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The Baylor Bears are 18-6 this season and have won five of their last seven games. Baylor is averaging 70 points and they are shooting 43.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.3 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Taurean Prince leads the Bears averaging 12.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Kenny Cherry is averaging 11.6 points, Rico Gathers is averaging 11.2 points and 12.6 rebounds, and Royce O’Neale is averaging 10 points and 6.1 rebounds. Baylor is 4-3 on the road and 6-5 in the Big 12.
Kansas is 9-3-1 against the spread in their last 13 games, 6-0-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 28-12-2 against the spread against the Big 12. Baylor is 7-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 6-1 against the spread following a loss, and 4-0-1 against the spread in Saturday games. The road team is 16-4-1 against the spread in the last 21 meetings of these two.
The total is set at 136 but this could be a real barn burner so I like the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the app. r