Kansas at Baylor - 10/22/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Baylor Bears (3-3) vs Kansas Jayhawks (5-2)

Game Info: Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm (McLane Stadium)

Betting Odds: Baylor Bears -9.5 -- Over/Under: 58.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas Jayhawks will play the Baylor Bears on Saturday afternoon at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.

The Kansas Jayhawks are 5-2 (2-2) this season after they lost to Oklahoma by a score of 52-42 in their last game. Kansas allowed 701 total yards and allowed OU to go 16-21 on third down attempts in the loss. The Kansas offense is averaging 39.3 points per game with 231.9 passing yards per game and 206.7 rushing yards per game. Jason Bean has thrown for 551 yards, eight touchdowns, and three interceptions for the Jayhawks this season. Devin Neal has rushed for 505 yards and five scores, while Lawrence Arnold has caught 22 passes for 348 yards and three touchdowns for Kansas. The Kansas defense is giving up 30 points per game and 439.4 yards per game.

The Baylor Bears are 3-3 (1-2) this season after they lost to West Virginia by a score of 43-40 last week. Baylor led 37-31 in the fourth quarter, but their defense could not stop West Virginia to end the game. The Baylor offense is averaging 37.8 points per game with 277.2 passing yards per game and 184.7 rushing yards per game. Blake Shapen is questionable with a head injury that happened last week. If he does not play, Kyron Drones will likely be the starter, who has thrown for 219 yards, one touchdown, and one interception for the Bears this season. Richard Reese has rushed for 457 yards and seven scores, while Gavin Holmes has caught 16 passes for 390 yards and three touchdowns for Baylor. The Baylor defense is allowing 24.3 points per game and 350 yards per game.

Kansas is 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 October games. The over is 19-7-1 in Kansas’ last 27 road games. Baylor is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games. The over is 4-1 in Baylor’s last 5 October games. The favorite is 12-1 ATS in these two teams last 13 head to head meetings.

The Kansas defense has been torched the last two weeks, but may be facing a backup quarterback for Baylor. Baylor’s defense has really struggled over their past two games as well, and will play a high-powered Kansas offense. With the uncertainty of the Baylor quarterback situation, I like Kansas on the road with the points.

David’s Pick Kansas +9.5

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