Kansas vs. Baylor - 3/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (22-10) at Kansas Jayhawks (27-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and the Baylor Bears face off on Friday in Big 12 Conference college basketball tournament action.
The Kansas Jayhawks are 28-4 this season and they have won their last 11 games in a row. Kansas is averaging 80.6 points per game and they are shooting 48.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Perry Ellis leads the Jayhawks averaging 16.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Frank Mason III is averaging 13.4 points, Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 13.4 points, and Devonte’ Graham is averaging 11.2 points. Kansas is 16-3 in the Big 12 and 5-1 in neutral site games.
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The Baylor Bears are 22-10 this season and they land in this game after beating Texas on Thursday. Baylor is averaging 76.6 points per game and they are shooting 46.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Taurean Prince leads the Bears averaging 15.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Al Freeman is averaging 11.4 points, Rico Gathers is averaging 11.3 points and 9.1 rebounds, and Johnathan Motley is averaging 11 points and 5.2 rebounds. Baylor is 11-8 in the Big 12 and 1-0 in neutral site games.
Kansas is 10-21 against the spread against the Big 12, 5-0 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, and 7-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Baylor is 5-2 against the spread against the Big 12 and 2-6 against the spread following a win. The favorite has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two teams.
The total in this one is set at 145.5 and I see this one cruising past that with no problem so my free pick is the over. I also have a play on who will cover the spread and I will post that at Sports Chat Place Premium as well as at SportsChatExperts.com.