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Kansas Jayhawks (21-7) vs. Baylor Bears (20-8)
March 2, 2024 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Baylor Bears -4.5; Over/Under: +144.5
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The Kansas Jayhawks will play the Baylor Bears in a Big 12 game on Saturday afternoon at Foster Pavilion in Waco, Texas. Let’s take a look at the Kansas preview, Baylor preview, betting matchup, and the Kansas vs Baylor prediction.

Kansas Preview

The Kansas Jayhawks are 21-7 (9-6) this year after they lost to BYU by a score of 76-68 in their last game. Kansas led 35-29 at halftime, but was out scored 47-33 in the second half for the loss. The Jayhawks shot 39% from the field and were +3 in rebounding margin in the game. Kansas defeated Texas by a score of 86-67 and Oklahoma by a score of 67-57 in the two games prior to BYU. The Jayhawks are scoring 76.6 points per game with 36.2 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game, while allowing 67.9 points against per game this year. Hunter Dickinson is averaging 18.3 points per game, 10.9 rebounds per game, and 2.2 assists per game. Kansas is shooting 49.8% from the field, 72% on free throws, and 34.2% on three pointers this season. 

Baylor Preview

The Baylor Bears are 20-8 (9-6) this season after they defeated TCU by a score of 62-54 in their last game. Baylor led 25-23 at the half and they out scored TCU 37-31 in the second half for the win. The Bears shot 37.7% from the field and were +12 in rebounding margin in the game. Baylor lost to Houston by a score of 82-76 and BYU by a score of 78-71 in the two games prior to TCU. The Bears are scoring 81.6 points per game with 35.2 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, while giving up 70.8 points against per game this season. Ja’Kobe Walter is averaging 14.8 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. Baylor is shooting 48.7% from the field, 73.3% on free throws, and 39.7% on three pointers this year. 

Kansas vs Baylor Betting Prediction

These two teams come into this matchup with 9-6 conference records and they are tied for third in the Big 12 standings, but Baylor will have the home court advantage. The Bears have lost two of their last three games, but they have been very good at home this season. Kansas is coming off of a loss to BYU and they are expected to be without their leading scorer for this game. The second half for Kansas against BYU was very concerning and I think this is a tough spot for them against a good Baylor team. Take the Bears at home. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Baylor -4.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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