Kansas Jayhawks vs. Baylor Bears - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (10-2) at Kansas Jayhawks (11-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The 2nd Kansas Jayhawks will host the 23rd ranked Baylor Bears.
The Kansas Jayhawks come into this game with a 11-1 record and are currently 2nd in the Big 12. After losing to Michigan State earlier in the year the Jayhawks have pulled off 10 wins a row with their most recent being a 78-53 victory over UC Irvine. Through 12 games this season the leading scorer for the Jayhawks has been Perry Ellis who is averaging 15.1 points per game and 6.2 rebounds. He will be the key to this big victory over Baylor.
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The Baylor Bears come into this game with a 10-2 record and are currently 6th in the Big 12. The Bears have won three out of their past 3 games with their most recent game being a 72-59 win over Texas Southern. Through 12 games this season the leading scorer for the Bears has been Taurean Prince who is scoring 15.5 points per game and 5.9 rebounds with 3.1 assists. Rico Gathers is second on the team with 14.1 points per game and 11 rebounds. Baylor will need these two men to step up if they want to win this game on the road.
The Baylor Bears are 0-6 against the spread in their last 6 games following a straight up win. The Bears are 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. Kansas is 4-0 against the spread in their last 6 home games.
Not many teams can come into Allen Fieldhouse and get a win. Kansas has been one of the best teams in the country with only 1 loss. Baylor on the other hand has lost twice this season. I think Perry Ellis will have a big game here and lead the Jayhawks to a win. Baylor losses have both been on the road to teams worse than Kansas. Im taking Kansas to cover here in a blowout win at home against Baylor.