Baylor vs. Kansas - 10/15/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (1-4) at Baylor Bears (5-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm (McLane Stadium)
The Line: Baylor Bears -34.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and Baylor Bears square off Saturday afternoon in a Big 12 college football showdown at McLane Stadium on FS1.
The Kansas Jayhawks would love a huge road victory to help snap a four-game losing streak. The Kansas Jayhawks have not won a road game since their 2009 victory over UTEP. Ryan Willis is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 722 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Willis has one or less touchdown passes in nine of his last 11 games. Steven Sims Jr. and LaQuvionte Gonzalez have combined for 762 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Shakiem Barbel has 13 receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 97.2 yards per contest, and Ke'aun Kinner leads the way with 215 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 33 points and 419.2 yards per game. Fish Smithson leads the Kansas Jayhawks with 24 tackles, Dorance Armstrong Jr. has five sacks and Brandon Stewart has two interceptions.
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The Baylor Bears hope to build on their solid 5-0 start and remain in the college football playoff race. The Baylor Bears have won 15 of their last 17 home games overall. Seth Russell is completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 1,326 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Russell has two or more touchdown passes in 11 of his last 12 games. KD Cannon and Chris Platt have combined for 613 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Blake Lynch has 17 receptions. The Baylor Bears ground game is averaging 290.2 yards per contest, and Shock Linwood leads the way with 454 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Baylor is allowing 19.2 points and 341 yards per game. Aiavion Edwards leads the Baylor Bears with 41 tackles, K.J. Smith has 2.5 sacks and Orion Stewart has three interceptions.
The Jayhawks are 7-22-1 ATS in their last 30 road games and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Bears are 28-11 ATS in their last 39 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jayhawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Baylor.
The Kansas Jayhawks and their road struggles have been well documented, as they haven't won on the road in seven years. Baylor has also outscored Kansas by a brutal score of 185-35 in the last three matchups. Baylor has also been a covering machine at home and has scored 35 or more points in six straight games. As history has shown, Kansas doesn't have the firepower to compete with the Baylor Bears. You guys know I love my free points and take them whenever I can, but this is one of those spots you have to side with the heavy chalk.
Give me the Baylor Bears in a blowout.