Kansas State Wildcats vs Baylor Bears Vegas Odds & Free NCAAB Predictions


Kansas State Wildcatsi
Kansas State Wildcatsi
11-21 (1-4 N)
7:00 pm ET, Thursday, March 12, 2020
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Baylor Bears
Baylor Bears
26-4 (4-1 N)
TV: ESPN2
Kansas State Wildcats vs Baylor Bears Vegas Odds & Free NCAAB Predictions

Kansas State vs Baylor Today's Odds

Time Gm# Team Opener Bovada BOnline Public MyBookie
03/12
4:00p
729
730
Kansas State
Baylor
127
10
126½o-115
10
126½o-115
10½-105
50%
o95%
127
10

Kansas State vs Baylor  Match Preview

After a 23-game winning streak sent it to the top of the national rankings, Baylor looked vulnerable in losing three of its last five to end the regular season. The fifth-ranked Bears will try to stay alive for a top seed in the NCAA Tournament with a quality run as the No. 2 seed in the Big 12 tourney, beginning in the quarterfinals against 10th-seeded Kansas State on Thursday at a mostly empty Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

"When you win 23 in a row, obviously your confidence is an all-time high," Baylor coach Scott Drew told reporters. "Then when you lose a couple, your confidence definitely isn't the same." The Bears' first three losses each came by exactly three points before they suffered a 76-64 setback at West Virginia on Saturday. The Wildcats snapped a 10-game losing streak with a win in their regular-season finale and made it two wins in a row by upending TCU 53-49 in the first round Wednesday in the last game of the tournament with fans before Thursday ushers in an attendance policy to address coronavirus. Junior guard Cartier Diarra was the lone Kansas State player to score in double digits, finishing with 13 points to go along with three steals.

The fans at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse will be treated to a game between the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Ball State Cardinals when they take their seats on Thursday.

Oddsmakers opened the Golden Flashes as -1-point favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game's total opened at 135.

Ball State was a 75-54 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Huskies. They covered the +1.5-point spread as underdogs.

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 86-76 winner as they battled Eagles at home. They covered in the match as a -7.5-point favorite.

Baylor (#5) vs Kansas State

ABOUT KANSAS STATE (11-21): The Wildcats survived Wednesday despite a 2-of-11 shooting night by leadiner scorer Xavier Sneed, who finished with eight points - more than six below his season average. Diarra had five points in a game-opening 13-2 run and Kansas State led by as many as 17 before hanging on to improve to 2-9 in its last 11 games decided by single digits. "Finally found a way to win a close game," coach Bruce Weber, whose team fell to Baylor by six points in the first meeting and 19 in the second, told reporters. "It's been awhile."

ABOUT BAYLOR (26-4): Sophomore guard Jared Butler - a Big 12 First Team selection - leads the Bears in scoring (16.0) and is averaging 19.1 over his last seven games after putting in 21 in Saturday's loss. Junior guard MaCio Teague is the one other Baylor player averaging in double figures (13.9), while sophomore guard Davion Mitchell is up to 9.9 after producing 15 against the Mountaineers. Sophomore guard Matthew Mayer scored a career-high 19 points in 20 minutes in an 85-66 win over Kansas State on Feb. 25.

 

7:00 PM ET W/L ATS H A N CONF AF AA O/U
Kansas State 11-21 15-17-0 9-7 1-10 1-4 4-15 64.2 65.0 20-11-1
Baylor 26-4 18-12-0 14-1 8-2 4-1 15-3 71.1 60.1 14-16-0

 

Baylor (#5) vs Kansas State Stats

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Kent State 20-12 15-14-1 76.31 70.03 6.28 9-6 6-7 16-13-1 8-6-1 6-7
Ball State 18-13 16-14 69.52 62.52 7.00 9-5 5-7 10-20 6-8 2-10

Last 5 Games

Kent State Golden Flashes

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 9, 2020 EMU 86-76 W -7.5 130 W/O 53.57 90.91 6 H
Mar 6, 2020 AKRON 76-79 L 6 144 W/O 38.36 66.67 8 A
Mar 3, 2020 BOWL 83-69 W -5 146 W/O 50.00 61.11 6 H
Feb 28, 2020 OHIO 69-76 L 2 141 L/O 41.38 81.25 8 A
Feb 25, 2020 M-OH 74-61 W -9.5 140 W/U 57.41 75.00 6 H

Ball State Cardinals

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 6, 2020 NIU 75-54 W 1 126.5 W/O 51.16 87.50 10 A
Mar 3, 2020 CMU 85-68 W -6.5 140.5 W/O 45.45 80.00 11 H
Feb 29, 2020 TOL 63-69 L 2.5 135.5 L/U 39.34 64.29 6 A
Feb 25, 2020 WMU 71-61 W -9.5 129.5 W/O 43.75 82.61 10 H
Feb 22, 2020 EMICH 64-55 W -6 123 W/U 51.11 71.43 13 H

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Game Lines

Match
Spread Moneyline Total
Kansas State +10.0 (-110) +400 O 127.0 (-110)
Baylor (#5) -10.0 (-110) -600 U 127.0 (-110)
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Spread Moneyline Total
Kansas State +5.5 (-110) +235 O 59.0 (-105)
Baylor (#5) -5.5 (-110) -330 U 59.0 (-115)
DRAW - - -
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