Baylor vs. Kansas Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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Big 12 rivals will do battle when the Baylor Bears (3-3) face the Kansas Jayhawks (5-2) at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.

Baylor vs. Kansas Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with bookmakers listing Baylor as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Baylor has -396 odds to pick up the win, while Kansas is listed at +301 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 57 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Baylor vs. Kansas Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Waco, Texas
  • Stadium: McLane Stadium

Betting Preview


Baylor is compiling 461.8 yards per game on offense, which ranks 28th in the FBS. Defensively, the Bears rank 41st, allowing 350.0 yards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, Baylor has been a top-25 unit, ranking 25th-best in the FBS by compiling 37.8 points per game. The Bears rank 55th on defense (24.3 points allowed per game). Baylor ranks 35th in pass offense (277.2 passing yards per game) and 73rd in pass defense (233.2 passing yards allowed per game) this season. Offensively, Baylor ranks 40th in the FBS with 184.7 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 30th in rushing yards allowed per contest (116.8). From an offensive standpoint, Baylor ranks 51st in the FBS with a 42.7% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 60th in third-down conversion rate allowed (116.8). Baylor has forced six total turnovers (108th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over eight times (40th in the FBS) for -2a turnover margin of -2, 100th-ranked in college football.


Kansas ranks 40th in total yards per game (438.6), but it has been less productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 21st-worst in the FBS with 438.0 total yards surrendered per contest. Kansas’ offense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 18th-best in the FBS with 40.1 points per contest. In terms of defense, it is ceding 30.0 points per game, which ranks 95th. Kansas has been struggling against the pass, ranking seventh-worst with 292.3 passing yards given up per game. It has been more effective offensively, generating 231.9 passing yards per contest (75th-ranked). Kansas’ run defense ranks 69th in the FBS with 145.7 rushing yards surrendered per contest, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks 23rd-best by racking up 206.7 rushing yards per contest. On the defensive side of the ball, Kansas is a bottom-25 unit on third down, allowing a 46.4% third-down conversion percentage (11th-worst). On the bright side, it is dominating on the offensive side of the ball, generating a 46.4% third-down rate (sixth-best). Kansas has a +3 turnover margin this season, which ranks 34th in the FBS.

Baylor vs. Kansas Betting Analysis

Baylor Betting Insights

Baylor has covered the spread three times in six games with a set spread. In games they have played as 10.5-point favorites or more, Baylor has a perfect ATS record of 2-0. Games involving Baylor have hit the over four times this season. The Bears have compiled a 1-2 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 33.3% of those games). The Bears have played as a moneyline favorite of -396 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

Jayhawks Betting Insights

Kansas has covered the spread in a matchup six times this year (6-0-1). Kansas has a perfect 2-0 ATS record when playing as at least 10.5-point underdogs. Kansas’ games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under four times this season. This season, the Jayhawks have won three out of the five games in which they’ve been the underdog. The Jayhawks are undefeated in two games this season when they’re the underdog by +301 or more on the moneyline.

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Baylor vs. Kansas Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 51.8 52.0 51.5
Implied Total AVG 32.8 38.3 27.3
ATS Record 3-3-0 2-1-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 4-2-0 2-1-0 2-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-2 1-1 0-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 0-0 1-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 62.6 63.9 60.8
Implied Total AVG 37.3 38.3 36.0
ATS Record 6-0-1 3-0-1 3-0-0
Over/Under Record 4-3-0 1-3-0 3-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 3-2 1-1 2-1

Players to Watch


  • The Bears’ defense has been helped by the contributions of Bryson Jackson, who has played six games and recorded 10 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and two sacks.
  • Devin Neal has suited up for six games, recording one interception to go along with 17 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one pass defended for the Bears.
  • The Bears’ defensive unit has been aided by Matt Jones, who has suited up for six games and compiled 17 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks.
  • An important part of the Bears’ defensive unit, Dillon Doyle has one interception to go with 24 tackles and one pass defended in six games.


  • As a playmaker on defense, the Jayhawks’ Lonnie Phelps has recorded 22 tackles, 8.0 TFL, and six sacks in seven games.
  • Kenny Logan Jr. has been causing chaos on defense, totaling two interceptions to go with 33 tackles and two passes defended for the Jayhawks.
  • In seven games for the Jayhawks, Craig Young has registered 28 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and three sacks.
  • With 34 tackles and 1.0 TFL in seven games, Rich Miller has been doing his part on defense for the Jayhawks.

Baylor vs. Kansas Predictions and Pick

Baylor vs. Kansas betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Jayhawks (+10.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (57)

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Our pick to win this contest is Kansas, and we predict that Kansas will cover the spread (Baylor -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 57 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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