Baylor vs. Kansas State - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas State Wildcats (13-14) at Baylor Bears (19-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
The Line: Baylor Bears -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas State Wildcats and Baylor Bears meet Saturday afternoon at the Ferrell Center.
The Kansas State Wildcats hope to get back to .500 after losing six of their last seven games. On the season, KSU is averaging 63.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 63.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Marcus Foster is averaging 13.6 points and two assists while Nino Williams is averaging 11.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. Thomas Gipson is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Edwards is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Kansas State Wildcats have four players averaging at least 6.2 points, and they’re shooting 67.5 percent from the line and 36 percent from downtown. Defensively, KSU is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last eight games.
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The Baylor Bears could also use a win despite winning six of their last 10 games. On the season, Baylor is averaging 68.7 points on 43 percent shooting and is allowing 59.4 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 13 points and 5.6 rebounds while Kenny Chery is averaging 11.6 points and 3.9 assists. Rico Gathers is the third double-digit scorer and Royce O'Neale is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Baylor Bears have six players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 67.5 percent from the line and 36.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Baylor is allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in seven of its last 10 games.
The Wildcats are 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Bears are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The underdog is 14-6-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
I'm starting to think the Kansas State Wildcats have thrown in the towel on the regular season. The Wildcats already struggle to score as it is, I expect that to continue against a tough Baylor defense. Take the Bears to win by double digits at home.