Baylor Bears vs. Kansas - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas (23-3) at Baylor Bears (24-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
The Line: Baylor -1.5 -- Over/Under: 128.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The marquee matchup on Saturday is the Kansas Jayhawks (23-3, CONF 12-1) and Baylor Bears (24-0, CONF 13-0) in a Big 12 matchup that could decide who wins the conference. If Baylor wins this game, it also should 100 percent lock up a one seed. The Bears knocked off the Jayhawks by 12 points earlier this season.
Kansas have had a lot of success this season and even if they lose this game, they should still be a one seed with a strong finish. The Jayhawks only loss in conference play came against the Bears, and they have covered seven of the last ten spreads.
The Jayhawks biggest strength is on defense, and away from home they are giving up only 52.4 points and letting opponents shoot only 34 percent from the floor.
On offense, Kansas is led by Devon Dotson who is averaging 18.4 points while shooting 47.3 percent from the field.
Baylor only have one loss on the season and in the last ten games they have covered seven spreads.
Baylor at home is averaging 71.5 points while the defense is giving up 56.2 points per game. The Bears are led by guard Jared Butler who is averaging 15.6 points while shooting 42.1 percent from the field.
The Jayhawks are 11-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings played in Baylor. The under is 7-1 in the last seven meetings between the Jayhawks and Bears in Baylor. The under is 11-5 in the Jayhawks last 16 games. The under is 10-3 in the Bears last 13 games against the Big 12.
This game feels like a real toss up, and not a side that probably needs to be touched. The Jayhawks defense locks down on the road and the Bears defense isn’t so bad at home. Look for Baylor and Kansas to struggle to score, and the under to cash.