Kansas vs Baylor Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/18/23
Baylor Bears (20-6) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (21-5)
February 18, 2023 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -5 / Baylor Bears +5; Over/Under: +150.5
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The Baylor Bears and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Allen Fieldhouse. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Baylor Bears Betting Preview
The Baylor Bears are averaging 78.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Keyonte George is averaging 16.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Adam Flagler is averaging 15.8 points and 2.3 rebounds. LJ Cryer is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Bridges is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Baylor Bears are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Baylor Bears are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game.
The Kansas Jayhawks Betting Preview
The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 76.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Jalen Wilson is averaging 20.3 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Gradey Dick is averaging 14.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. Kevin McCullar Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and KJ Adams Jr. is dishing 1.8 assists. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.
Baylor vs Kansas Trends
The Bears are 36-17-3 ATS in their last 56 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Jayhawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Bears last 8 overall. The under is 6-1 in Jayhawks last 7 Saturday games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Kansas Jayhawks are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, where they win by an average of 11.8 points. However, Baylor is a strong team that’s capable of beating anybody regardless of venue, and they actually win in the underdog role by an average of 2 points. Baylor is 3-1 ATS as an underdog. Give me the points, given Baylor is hard to turn down with free points.