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Kansas State vs Baylor Basketball Picks 1-16-24

Baylor Bears (14-2) vs. Kansas State Wildcats (12-4)
January 16, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats +2.5; Over/Under: +143
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The Baylor Bears and the Kansas State Wildcats meet in college basketball action from the Bramlage Coliseum on Tuesday night. Can Kansas State hand Baylor their first loss of Big 12 play? Or will K-State fall back to .500 with a loss at home? Let’s dive in and find out with our Baylor vs. Kansas State Prediction.

Baylor Team Preview

The Baylor Bears come into this one looking to build on a five-game win streak after a 62-59 win over Cincinnati last time out. Ja’Kobe Walter leads the Bears in scoring with 15.2 PPG along with 4.4 RPG while Jalen Bridges has 10.3 PPG with 4.6 RPG. RayJ Dennis has 13.8 PPG with a team-high 6.2 APG to lead the Bears in the assist department as well as logging 3.7 RPG while Langston Love has 11.4 PPG, rounding out the group of double-digit scorers for Baylor up to this point in the year. Yves Missi has 9.7 PPG with 6 RPG to lead the Bears on the glass while Jayden Nunn has 9.6 PPG as well on the year. As a team, Baylor is averaging 86.1 PPG on 50.9% shooting from the field, 42.2% from three and 73.3% from the foul line this season.

Kansas State Team Preview

The Kansas State Wildcats come into this one looking to rebound from a 60-59 loss to Texas Tech last time out. Cam Carter leads the Wildcats in scoring with 16.6 PPG along with 5.1 RPG, 3.2 APG and 2 SPG while Arthur Kaluma has 14.9 PPG with 7.9 RPG as well. Tylor Perry also has 15.1 PPG along with 3 RPG and a team-high 5.3 APG to lead the Wildcats in assists and to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Kansas State so far this season. David N’Guessan also has 8.2 RPG as well to lead the Wildcats on the glass this season. As a team, Kansas State is averaging 75.2 PPG on 43.6% shooting from the field, 31.4% from three and 73.5% from the foul line this season. Kansas State will meet Oklahoma State after this game.

Baylor vs. Kansas State Prediction

I’m on Baylor here. Kansas State really hadn’t been tested much in conference play, and last time out in the first true test for K-State, they were held to 59 points. Baylor is a stacked team from top-to-bottom, and getting them at a near coin-flip feels borderline disrespectful towards the Bears. I’ll gladly Take Baylor here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Baylor -2.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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