Baylor vs. Kansas State - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas State Wildcats (11-21) at Baylor Bears (26-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Baylor Bears -10.5 -- Over/Under: 128
The Kansas State Wildcats and Baylor Bears meet Thursday in the college basketball Big 12 Tournament at the Sprint Center.
The Kansas State Wildcats look for another win after beating TCU on Wednesday. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 64.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 43 percent shooting. Xavier Sneed is averaging 14.4 points and 4.7 rebounds while Cartier Diarra is averaging 13.3 points and 3.8 rebounds. Makol Mawien is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Mike McGuirl is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Kansas State Wildcats are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.8 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas State Wildcats are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game. The Kansas State Wildcats have lost eight of their last nine non-home games.
The Baylor Bears look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Baylor Bears are averaging 71.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 60.1 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Jared Butler is averaging 16 points and 3.1 assists while MaCio Teague is averaging 13.9 points and 4.6 rebounds. Freddie Gillespie is grabbing nine rebounds and Davion Mitchell is dishing 3.8 assists. The Baylor Bears are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Baylor Bears are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Baylor Bears have split their last four non-home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Baylor Bears won both meetings this season and their meeting just a couple of weeks ago was a 19-point beatdown. The Kansas State Wildcats struggle to find consistent offense as it is, and things aren't going to get better going up against this Baylor defense when they played yesterday. The Baylor Bears were one of the better teams in the country all year, and they were also 18-12 against the spread on the season and 11-5 against the spread in non-home games. This is a big number to lay in a tournament game, but Baylor has the goods to open things up against a limited KSU squad on tired legs.