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Baylor vs Kansas Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/23/23

Kansas Jayhawks (16-3) vs. Baylor Bears (14-5)
January 23, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Baylor Bears -2.5 / Kansas Jayhawks +2.5; Over/Under: +149.5
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The Kansas Jayhawks and Baylor Bears meet Monday in college basketball action at the Ferrell Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Kansas Jayhawks Betting Preview

The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 76.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Jalen Wilson is averaging 21.3 points and 8.8 rebounds, while Gradey Dick is averaging 14.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. KJ Adams Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin McCullar Jr. is dishing 1.9 assists. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game.

The Baylor Bears Betting Preview

The Baylor Bears are averaging 79.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Keyonte George is averaging 17.4 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Adam Flagler is averaging 16 points and 2.5 rebounds. LJ Cryer is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Bridges is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Baylor Bears are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Baylor Bears are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game.

The Jayhawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bears are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Monday games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 17-8 in Jayhawks last 25 road games. The over is 5-2 in Bears last 7 overall. The underdog is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Kansas Jayhawks have looked shaky this week, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 4.5 points. The Baylor Bears need a statement win to balance out their 5 losses, and they’re at home, where they win by an average of 21.8 points. Big game for the Bears. I’ll lay the bucket with the home team.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Baylor Bears -2.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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