Kansas State vs. Baylor - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (13-3) at Kansas State Wildcats (10-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Bramlage Coliseum)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Baylor Bears and Kansas State Wildcats play Saturday at the Bramlage Coliseum.
The Baylor Bears have split their last four games and play their fifth true road game. On the season, Baylor is averaging 69.1 points on 42.5 percent shooting and is allowing 57.3 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 11.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while Kenny Chery is averaging 10.4 points and 4.1 assists. Rico Gathers is grabbing 11.6 rebounds and Johnathan Motley is shooting 43 percent from the field. The Baylor Bears are an elite defensive team that’s allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in 14 of their 16 games. Offensively, Baylor is shooting 64.7 percent from the line and 37 percent from beyond the arc. The Baylor Bears are 3-1 SU on the road.
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The Kansas State Wildcats have split their last six games and look for their fourth Big 12 win. On the season, KSU is averaging 65.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and is allowing 62.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Marcus Foster is averaging 13.7 points and two assists while Thomas Gipson is averaging 11.4 points and 4.5 rebounds. Nino Williams is the third player averaging double-digit points and Jevon Thomas is dishing 3.7 assists. The Kansas State Wildcats have seven players averaging at least 5.4 points, and they’re shooting 67.1 percent from the line and 36.5 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in 10 straight games. Kansas State is 7-2 SU on its home court.
The Bears are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big 12. The underdog is 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings.
Both teams can really get the job done defensively and sometimes points can be tough to come by. While I like Baylor, I think KSU finds a way on its home court.