Kansas vs Baylor Betting Odds and Pick – February 18, 2017


With a season sweep of Baylor this Saturday, the Kansas Jayhawks will almost certainly guarantee themselves a Big 12 regular season title. Luckily for Kansas, they have won nine-straight against Baylor while covering in seven of those outings. Kansas failed to cover when these two programs met earlier this month but it was by just 1.5-points.

– Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the past 8 games between Kansas and Baylor.
  • Kansas is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against teams with winning records.
  • Baylor is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.

Kansas has been playing surprisingly close as of late with the each of the Jayhawks’ past six games being decided by six points or less. The Jayhawks aggression caused problems for the Bears in the first meeting with Kansas going to the line 27 times, which is a drastic jump from the 16.8 free throws Baylor allows on average. Though Josh Jackson’s two-way game didn’t translate well statistically at the beginning of the season, the freshman has been killing it lately by averaging 20.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per game in the past six.

Since the loss to Kansas, Baylor has struggled offensively with the squad averaging 68.5 points in the past four outings. The issue has been secondary scoring with Jonathan Motley and Manu Lecomte averaging a combined 33.5 ppg in the past four with the rest of the team contributing 37.5 ppg. This was also evident in the first meeting with Kansas, as Motely and Lecomte accounted for 32 of the team’s 68 points.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Baylor Bears to cover the point spread in this one found them as -1.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Baylor Bears are 22-4 overall and 12-11 ATS, while the Kansas Jayhawks are 23-3 and 7-16-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Baylor boasts a 10-13 on the OU, and Kansas is 11-13.

It’s a betting matchup between the No. 44-rated Baylor Bears and the No. 124-ranked Kansas Jayhawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds – Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Baylor’s No. 140-ranked offense, averaging 73.96 PPG, against a Jayhawks defense that ranks No. 145 at 72.42 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 47.79% so far, less than the Jayhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.91% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Jayhawks got 24 points from Frank Mason as Kansas ran past West Virginia 84-80 on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.

T.J. Maston scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 84-78 to Texas Tech at United Supermarkets Arena on Monday).

Betting Trends
  • Kansas is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas’s last 11 games
  • Kansas is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Baylor is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baylor’s last 5 games
  • Baylor is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Baylor is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas home to TCU, Wednesday, February 22nd
Baylor at Oklahoma, Tuesday, February 21st


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