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Kansas vs. Baylor - 3/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Baylor at Kansas
Date & Time Saturday March 9, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Location
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
The Line
The Line: Kansas -9 -- Over/Under: 142
TV Channel
ESPN
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NCAA BB | Baylor at Kansas
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The Baylor Bears and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Allen Fieldhouse.

The Baylor Bears could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Baylor Bears are averaging 71.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Tristan Clark is averaging 14.6 points and 1.6 assists while Makai Mason is averaging 14.6 points and 2.5 rebounds. Mario Kegler is the third double-digit scorer and Jared Butler is grabbing three rebounds. The Baylor Bears are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The Baylor Bears are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Baylor Bears have split their last six road games.

The Kansas Jayhawks look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 75.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Dedric Lawson is averaging 19 points and 10.5 rebounds while Lagerald Vick is averaging 14.1 points and 1.9 assists. Udoka Azubuike is the third double-digit scorer and Devon Dotson is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks haven’t lost a home game since February 3 of last year.

The Bears are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Jayhawks are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Bears are 11-5-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Kansas and the road team is 21-7-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings. The over is 7-2 in Jayhawks last 9 overall. The over is 13-5 in Bears last 18 overall.

The Kansas Jayhawks are winning at home this season by an average of 14.2 points while shooting 49 percent from the field, but they've had a few hiccups here and there and aren't exactly lighting the world in fire in their last five games. The Baylor Bears are good defensively, usually hang around in these ugly games and are a solid 7-4-1 ATS on the road this season. Baylor is also 8-4 ATS as an underdog. I'll take a shot with the points.

Pick:
Baylor +9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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