Baylor Bears at Kansas Jayhawks Betting Prediction 01/11/20

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It will be a meeting between two tremendous defenses when the third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks (12-2, 2-0 Big 12) challenge the fourth-ranked Baylor Bears (12-1, 2-0 Big 12) at Allen Fieldhouse. Action begins at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Baylor Bears at Kansas Jayhawks ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Jayhawks won big over the Iowa State Cyclones 79-53, while the Bears beat the 22nd-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders 57-52.

Baylor dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 53.1 (above their season average of 37.3) and a free throw rate of 0.176 (below their season average of 0.222). For those same stats, Texas Tech recorded marks of 27.0 and 0.093, respectively. The Jayhawks, meanwhile, made 13 of their 17 free throws (76.5 percent) and held the Cyclones to an effective field goal percentage of 0.414 (below their season average of 0.524). Devon Dotson played a pivotal role for Kansas with 20 points, six assists and five rebounds. Baylor, meanwhile, rallied around Mark Vital, who put up eight points and 13 rebounds.

The Jayhawks dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last matchup, Kansas won 78-70. Getting to the charity stripe was one of Kansas’ largest strengths. They made 30 trips to the line, while Baylor went 24 times. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

This showdown pits one of the country’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Kansas currently ranks 22nd in offensive efficiency and Baylor ranks ninth in defensive efficiency.

Baylor Bears vs. Kansas Jayhawks ATS Pick

Free Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Kansas, ATS Winner – Baylor, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Baylor ranks 46th in three pointers allowed per game (18.9) while Kansas ranks 253rd (27.4).
  • The Jayhawks rank 30th in assists per game (16.2) while the Bears rank 98th (14.0).
  • Baylor ranks 47th in rebounds per game (39.3) while Kansas ranks 72nd (38.4).
  • The Jayhawks rank 23rd in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Bears rank 149th (4.9).
  • Baylor averages 8.5 steals per game, which ranks 36th in the country. Kansas ranks 135th in steals allowed per game (7.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bears have scored an average of 68.6 points per game (5.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 53.6 points per game (4.8 below their season average).
  • The Jayhawks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 17.8, down from 18.4 for the season.