The Baylor Bears (14-5, 4-3 Big 12) will look to continue a four-game winning streak when hosting the Kansas Jayhawks (16-3, 5-2 Big 12) on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Ferrell Center. This contest is at 9:00 PM ET.
Monday’s matchup between the Bears and the Jayhawks features the Bears as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under for the game is set at 149.
Baylor vs. Kansas Odds
Point Spread for Baylor vs. Kansas
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Baylor as the favorite.
Baylor vs. Kansas Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Baylor has -133 odds to pick up the win, while Kansas is listed at +111 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 149 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, January 23, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- Location: Waco, Texas
- Arena: Ferrell Center
Baylor vs. Kansas Betting Trends
In the Baylor’s 19 games this season, it has nine wins against the spread. The Bears have been victorious in 10, or 66.7%, of the 15 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Baylor’s games this year have gone over the point total 11 times in 19 opportunities (57.9%).
Kansas has seven wins against the spread in 19 games this year. The Jayhawks have been the moneyline underdog only two other times so far this season, and they split the games. Kansas’ games this season have eclipsed the over/under 11 times in 19 opportunities (57.9%).
Baylor vs. Kansas Key Players to Watch
Keyonte George paces his squad in points per game (17.4), and also puts up 4.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Defensively, he posts 1.1 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Adam Flagler is tops on the Bears at 5.3 assists per contest, while also putting up 2.5 rebounds and 16.0 points. Jalen Bridges leads the Bears at 5.5 rebounds per contest, while also averaging 0.9 assists and 9.5 points. LJ Cryer posts 13.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest, shooting 45.1% from the field and 39.1% from beyond the arc with 2.3 made 3-pointers per game.
Jalen Wilson tops the Jayhawks in scoring (21.3 points per game) and rebounding (8.8), and produces 2.5 assists. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. The Jayhawks receive 14.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game from Gradey Dick. Kevin McCullar gets the Jayhawks 10.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He also posts 2.5 steals (10th in the country) and 0.6 blocked shots. Dajuan Harris is posting a team-leading 6.6 assists per game. And he is contributing 7.4 points and 2.4 rebounds, making 45.8% of his shots from the floor.
What you need to know about the Baylor Bears
The Bears are scoring 79.6 points per game (30th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while surrendering 69.3 points per contest (180th-ranked). Baylor is averaging 32.5 boards per game this season (165th-ranked in college basketball), and it has ceded just 27.7 rebounds per game (22nd-best).
In home games, the Bears are putting up 15.1 more points per game (86.7) than they are in away games (71.6). Baylor ranks top-25 this season in three-point shooting, ranking 24th-best in college basketball with 9.4 treys per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 71st with a 36.2% shooting percentage from three-point land. With 7.2 treys conceded per game, the Bears are 180th in the nation. They are giving up a 33.2% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 170th in college basketball.
The Bears have a 4-6 record against the spread while finishing 7-3 overall in their past 10 contests. Five of Baylor’s last 10 games have gone over the total. On offense, Baylor has had a hard time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 75.2 points per contest over that span compared to the 79.6 it has racked up over the course of this year. Baylor’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (69.5) is 0.2 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (69.3).
What you need to know about the Kansas Jayhawks
The Jayhawks put up 76.3 points per game and give up 67.1, ranking them 76th in college basketball offensively and 118th on defense. Kansas collects 34.5 rebounds per game and give up 31.9 boards, ranking 66th and 230th, respectively, in college basketball.
At home, the Jayhawks average 77.5 points per game. Away, they average 82.0. Kansas is 161st in the country in 3-pointers made (7.7 per game) and 74th in 3-point percentage (36.1%). Giving up 6.9 3-pointers per game and conceding 32.3% from downtown, the Jayhawks are 146th and 126th in the country, respectively, in those categories.
The Jayhawks have gone 8-2 over their past 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 contests, Kansas has hit the over five times. Over its past 10 games, Kansas is posting 75.0 points per game, compared to its season average of 76.3. The Jayhawks are surrendering 68.5 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 1.4 more points than they are allowing for the season (67.1).
Baylor vs. Kansas Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is Baylor, and we project that Kansas will cover the spread (Baylor -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 149 points.
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