Kansas Jayhawks (19-5) at Baylor Bears (14-10)
|Date & Time||Saturday February 10, 2018, 2:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Baylor Bears PK -- Over/Under:
The Kansas Jayhawks and Baylor Bears meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Ferrell Center.
The Kansas Jayhawks look for a big win after winning six of their last eight games. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 82.5 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Devonte' Graham is averaging 17.5 points and 7.4 assists while Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is averaging 16.4 points and 4.1 rebounds. Udoka Azubuike is the third double-digit scorer and Lagerald Vick is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks have won five of their last six road games.
The Baylor Bears need a statement win after losing six of their last nine games. The Baylor Bears are averaging 77.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Manu Lecomte is averaging 16.8 points and 3.4 assists while Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. is averaging 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. Nuni Omot is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and Nuni Omot is dishing 1.8 assists. The Baylor Bears are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Baylor Bears are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Baylor Bears have won six of their last eight home games.
The Jayhawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big 12. The Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big 12, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Jayhawks are 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Baylor, 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the road team is 20-6-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings.
Each of the last five meetings between Kansas and Baylor have been decided by six or less points. And while the Baylor Bears have been struggling to win recently, they are solid at home and are still one of the top defensive clubs in the country. The Kansas Jayhawks continue to play games way too close to the vest and aren't the type of team I'm trying to get behind. This is a game that Baylor can grind out and find a way to win behind the home crowd. I'll side with Baylor at home in this toss up.