Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears NCAA Basketball Betting Odds and Free Sports Picks


Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas Jayhawks
19-5 (6-1 V)
2:00 pm ET, Saturday, February 10, 2018
Ferrell Center, Waco
Baylor Bears
Baylor Bears
14-10 (11-3 H)
CBS
 
Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears NCAA Basketball Betting Odds and Free Sports Picks

Kansas coach Bill Self knows he's responsible for the impossibly high expectations of the Jayhawks' basketball program.

Not just because Kansas has won 13 straight Big 12 regular -season championships -- a run that includes two Final Four appearances and the 2008 national title -- but also because he's willing to call out his squad. In December, Self said the Jayhawks were soft after a home loss to Arizona State.

However, with the Big 12 race heading toward the homestretch, No. 10 Kansas (19-5, 8-3 Big 12) once again has a share of first place. So Self is shaking his head a little bit at the perception that the Jayhawks are struggling.

Rough season or not, Kansas has the chance to keep its perch atop the Big 12. The Jayhawks will try to stay on track when they travel to play Baylor on Saturday.

Kansas has experienced how evenly matched the Big 12 is this season, having lost to seventh-place Oklahoma State last Saturday. With seven games remaining until the conference tournament, Self said it's time to show true grit

Kansas has already willed itself to one victory over Baylor (14-10, 4-7) this season. The Bears led the Jayhawks 67-61 with 2:51 remaining. But Kansas responded by finishing the game on a 9-0 run to claim a 70-67 win at Allen Fieldhouse.

Baylor has just as much at stake Saturday as Kansas. The Bears have won back-to-back games and are within striking distance of playing their way into the NCAA Tournament field.

The main thing lacking in Baylor's credentials so far is an 0-8 record against ranked opponents.

The Bears don't need to worry, though, they just need to win.

For Baylor to get in the 18-20-win range, it figures it has to win some games against ranked teams and the opportunities will be there. The Bears' remaining home slate includes Kansas, No. 7 Texas Tech, No. 19 West Virginia and No. 17 Oklahoma.

 

Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Kansas Jayhawks -2 (-105) -130 147(-110)o
Baylor Bears +2 (-115) +110 147 (-110)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Kansas 75, Baylor 68

 


 

Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Kansas Jayhawks

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 19-5 13-4 6-1 12-11 7-9 5-2 82.46 70.13 12.33
Last 10 8-2 5-1 3-1 4-6 1-5 3-1 76.40 72.40 4.00
vs Conf 8-3 4-2 4-1 4-7 0-6 4-1 77.27 75.18 2.09

Baylor Bears

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 14-10 12-3 2-7 10-7 5-3 5-4 77.08 69.42 7.66
Last 10 4-6 3-1 1-5 7-3 3-1 4-2 71.80 71.40 0.40
vs Conf 4-7 3-2 1-5 7-4 3-2 4-2 71.73 71.91 -0.18

Betting Odds Trends

Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Kansas is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas's last 8 games
Kansas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 20 of Kansas's last 25 games on the road
Kansas is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Baylor
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baylor
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas's last 5 games when playing Baylor
Kansas is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Baylor
Kansas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Baylor
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Baylor

Baylor Bears

Baylor is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Baylor is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games
Baylor is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Baylor is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Kansas
Baylor is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baylor's last 5 games when playing Kansas
Baylor is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against Kansas
Baylor is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Kansas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baylor's last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas

Injuries

Kansas Jayhawks

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Baylor Bears

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Leonard Allen F Out indefinitely - Personal - 11/29/17 Allen will miss an undetermined length of time as he has taken a personal leave of absence from the team.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
1/20/18 KU 70 BAY 67 -8.5/145 BAY/U
2/18/17 BAY 65 KU 67 -2/141.5 KU/U
2/1/17 KU 73 BAY 68 -6.5/142.5 BAY/U
3/11/16 KU 70 BAY 66 -7/145 BAY/U
2/23/16 BAY 60 KU 66 2.5/150.5 KU/U
1/2/16 KU 102 BAY 74 -12/146.5 KU/O
3/13/15 KU 62 BAY 52 -1.5/134.5 KU/U
2/14/15 KU 74 BAY 64 -7.5/138 KU/P
1/7/15 BAY 55 KU 56 -3/131 KU/U
2/4/14 BAY 52 KU 69 4/143 KU/U

Kansas: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS KU FG Opp FG Reb
2/6/18 TCU 71-64 (W) -7/155.5 PU 24/55 23/57 33-35
2/3/18 OKST 79-84 (L) -12/151.5 LO 28/60 32/62 27-38
1/29/18 @KSU 70-56 (W) -1/146.5 WU 21/46 21/65 34-29
1/27/18 TAM 79-68 (W) -9/146 WO 30/62 28/64 31-38
1/23/18 @OKLA 80-85 (L) 2/172.5 LU 32/71 28/57 34-36
1/20/18 BAY 70-67 (W) -8.5/145 LU 21/52 24/60 34-36
1/15/18 @WVU 71-66 (W) 6/157 WU 26/59 25/62 33-35
1/13/18 KSU 73-72 (W) -12/151 LU 24/49 27/55 23-25
1/9/18 ISU 83-78 (W) -16/159 LO 32/67 30/67 30-37
1/6/18 @TCU 88-84 (W) -2/159.5 WO 27/53 27/69 24-37

Baylor: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS BAY FG Opp FG Reb
2/6/18 @OKST 67-56 (W) 2/144.5 WU 26/48 22/59 29-28
2/3/18 ISU 81-67 (W) -9/140.5 WO 30/60 23/67 39-31
1/30/18 @OKLA 96-98 (L) 5.5/153.5 WO 35/74 30/56 31-32
1/27/18 @FLA 60-81 (L) 7/139.5 LO 24/60 27/52 35-27
1/22/18 KSU 83-90 (L) -5/134.5 LO 28/60 28/49 32-18
1/20/18 @KU 67-70 (L) 8.5/145 WU 24/60 21/52 36-34
1/15/18 OKST 76-60 (W) -4.5/145 WU 29/64 21/52 33-27
1/13/18 @ISU 65-75 (L) -2.5/144 LU 23/67 26/63 45-38
1/9/18 @WVU 54-57 (L) 9.5/148 WU 19/53 19/61 43-32
1/6/18 TEX 69-60 (W) -3/133.5 WU 25/51 24/70 33-31

 

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