Kansas at Baylor - 2/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (23-4) at Baylor Bears (20-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
The Line: Baylor Bears +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and Baylor Bears square off Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center.
The Kansas Jayhawks look to build on their solid seven-game winning streak. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 81.2 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Perry Ellis is averaging 16.5 points and 6.3 rebounds while Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 14.1 points and 2.5 assists. Frank Mason III is dishing 4.6 assists and Devonte' Graham is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Jayhawks are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks have split their last 10 road games.
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The Baylor Bears look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Baylor Bears are averaging 77.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 15.1 points and 2.4 assists while Rico Gathers is averaging 12.2 points and 10 rebounds. Al Freeman is dishing 1.8 assists and Johnathan Motley is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Baylor Bears are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Bears are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Baylor Bears have won 17 of their last 20 home games.
The Jayhawks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bears are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win. The Jayhawks are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Baylor and 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
Baylor is solid on its home court, but Kansas is flexing its muscle at the tight time and has already shown it can beat above-average teams on the road. The Jayhawks are one of the top teams in the country. It's hard not to take the road team and small chalk.