Kansas State Wildcats vs. Baylor Bears Free Prediction 02/25/20

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Expect a defensive battle when the Kansas State Wildcats (9-18, 2-12 Big 12) take on the second-ranked Baylor Bears (24-2, 13-1 Big 12) at Ferrell Center. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Baylor Bears ATS Odds

Both teams lost in their last game. The Bears lost a winnable game to the third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks, 64-61, while the Wildcats fell to the Texas Longhorns, 70-59.

Kansas State had an offensive rebounding percentage of 44.2 (above their season average of 29.0) while Baylor had a better turnover percentage (13.4 vs. 17.3). Jared Butler had a good outing for Baylor, recording 19 points, six rebounds and six assists. Meanwhile, Kansas State was led by Makol Mawien, who contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, MaCio Teague led the Bears to a 73-67 victory. He put up 15 points. The Bears’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Wildcats. Baylor had a rate of 18.7, while Kansas State posted a mark of 22.1.

Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the country’s slowest-paced teams battle. Baylor currently ranks 321st in possessions per game (65.9) and Kansas State is 291st (66.9). Moreover, the Wildcats rank 314th in offensive efficiency (96.0), while the Bears rank third in defensive efficiency (88.4).

Kansas State at Baylor Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Baylor, ATS Winner – Kansas State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Baylor ranks 70th in rebounds per game (37.6) while Kansas State ranks 236th (33.3).
  • The Bears rank 46th in assists allowed per game (11.0) while the Wildcats rank 81st (11.7).
  • The Bears rank 34th in blocks per game (4.5) while the Wildcats rank 193rd (2.4).
  • Baylor ranks 40th in steals per game (7.9) while Kansas State ranks 193rd in steals allowed per game (7.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bears have scored an average of 65.2 points per game (5.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 58.4 points per game (0.0 below their season average).
  • The Wildcats’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.8, up from 0.6 for the season.