Kansas Hosts Baylor in Big 12 Action

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Kansas Tied for 1st in Big 12

The Kansas Jayhawks and the Baylor Bears will battle in key Big 12 action on Saturday when they meet at Ferrell Center. Tip-off is set for 2 pm EST. CBS Will have the live broadcast.

Kansas has won 13 straight Big 12 regular -season championships. That run that includes two Final Four appearances and the 2008 national title. The Big 12 race is heading toward the homestretch, and Kansas once again has a share of first place.

Kansas has experienced how evenly matched the Big 12 is this season. They lost to seventh-place Oklahoma State last Saturday. With seven games remaining until the conference tournament all is up for grabs.

Oddsmakers opened the Jayhawks as Pickem’ favorites versus the Bears, while the game’s total opened at 146.5. The line has Kansas as a 1.5-point favorite. The total has crept up to 147.

Baylor Looking to Play Way into NCAA’s

In their last action, Baylor was a 67-56 winner on the road against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. They covered the +2-point spread as underdogs.

Baylor has a lot at stake Saturday as Kansas. The Bears have won back-to-back games.  They are within striking distance of playing their way into the NCAA Tournament field. A road win over the Jayhawks would be a nice feather in their cap.

The main thing lacking in Baylor’s favor so far is an 0-8 record against ranked opponents.

Baylor has to get in the 18-20-win range. They have to win some games against ranked teams. The opportunities will definitely be there. The Bears’ remaining home schedule includes Kansas, No. 7 Texas Tech, No. 19 West Virginia and No. 17 Oklahoma.

Kansas Looks to Sweep Season Series Against Baylor

Kansas Jayhawks was a 71-64 winner in its last match at home against the TCU Horned Frogs. They failed to cover the -7.5-point spread as favorites.

Kansas has already willed itself to one victory over Baylor this season. The Bears led the Jayhawks 67-61 with 2:51 remaining. Kansas responded by finishing the game on a 9-0 run to claim a 70-67 win at Allen Fieldhouse.

Mitch Lightfoot will start again for the Jayhawks. Baylor is another team that plays bigger than advertised. Either 6-foot-8 Terry Maston or 6-9 Nuni Omot will be playing alongside 7-footer Jo Lual-Acuil. Kansas is trying to level the size advantage.

The key for Kansas this year has been a balanced, and unselfish offense. The Jayhawks are the 13th in the nation in assists per game with 17.4 per game. Five players are averaging in double-digit scoring. They are led by Devonte’ Graham’s 17.5 points per game.

Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Kansas 19-5 12-11 82.46 70.12 12.34 6-8 4-2 9-13-1 7-6-1 2-4
Baylor 14-10 12-7 77.08 69.42 7.66 6-3 4-4 8-11 6-3 2-6
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
KANSA 17.38 11.79 1.47
BAYLR 15.42 13.33 1.16
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
KANSA 9.71 26.42 36.13
BAYLR 11.54 27.50 39.04
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
KANSA 49.32 40.82 8.5
BAYLR 47.51 41.24 6.27
Team Records

Kansas Jayhawks

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 19-5 13-4 6-1 12-11 7-9 5-2 82.46 70.13 12.33
Last 10 8-2 5-1 3-1 4-6 1-5 3-1 76.40 72.40 4.00
vs Conf 8-3 4-2 4-1 4-7 0-6 4-1 77.27 75.18 2.09

Baylor Bears

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 14-10 12-3 2-7 10-7 5-3 5-4 77.08 69.42 7.66
Last 10 4-6 3-1 1-5 7-3 3-1 4-2 71.80 71.40 0.40
vs Conf 4-7 3-2 1-5 7-4 3-2 4-2 71.73 71.91 -0.18

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 82.46 28 69.42 91
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 78.43 35 67.40 104
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 35.29 100 29.80 17
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 77.08 80 70.13 102
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 83.67 45 71.86 78
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 41.00 21 38.14 213

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Kansas 10-0 7-3 1-9 70.90 30.10 45.82 35.60 64/169 6.60
Baylor 0-10 3-7 1-9 62.30 28.70 37.33 34.70 63/193 6.20

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Jan 20, 2018 BAYLR 67 KANSA 70 -8 BAYLR 144.5 U KANSA BAYLR KANSA 27 38 40 40.4 39 37 4/20 7/18 5 4
Feb 18, 2017 KANSA 67 BAYLR 65 -2 KANSA 141 U BAYLR BAYLR BAYLR 29 35 41.8 42.9 27 35 5/20 8/18 5 3
Feb 1, 2017 BAYLR 68 KANSA 73 -6.5 BAYLR 143 U BAYLR Push KANSA 34 28 41.8 41.5 38 38 8/22 9/20 10 7
Mar 11, 2016 BAYLR 66 KANSA 70 -7 BAYLR 145 U KANSA KANSA BAYLR 23 21 39 46.2 32 44 6/22 4/16 7 12
Feb 23, 2016 KANSA 66 BAYLR 60 2.5 KANSA 150 U KANSA BAYLR Push 33 36 50 36.1 28 33 8/19 8/20 6 5
Jan 2, 2016 BAYLR 74 KANSA 102 -12 KANSA 146.5 O KANSA KANSA KANSA 32 46 39 53.7 35 38 3/11 11/19 4 8
Mar 13, 2015 BAYLR 52 KANSA 62 -1.5 KANSA 135 U KANSA KANSA BAYLR 18 26 32.8 42.9 35 39 4/22 3/12 13 9
Feb 14, 2015 BAYLR 64 KANSA 74 -7.5 KANSA 139 U KANSA BAYLR BAYLR 33 27 37.5 46.8 33 32 8/23 6/18 6 4
Jan 7, 2015 KANSA 56 BAYLR 55 -3 KANSA 131.5 U KANSA BAYLR BAYLR 18 22 47.1 34 28 36 5/17 8/15 6 4
Feb 4, 2014 KANSA 69 BAYLR 52 4.5 KANSA 142.5 U KANSA KANSA Push 35 27 46.3 29.1 45 31 6/10 6/20 5 5

College Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Kansas Jayhawks

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Feb 6, 2018 TCU 71-64 W -7.5 156.5 L/U 43.64 69.57 7 H
Feb 3, 2018 OKST 79-84 L -11.5 150.5 L/O 46.67 75.00 8 H
Jan 29, 2018 KANST 70-56 W -1.5 147 W/U 45.65 73.08 9 A
Jan 27, 2018 TEXAM 79-68 W -9 147 W/P 48.39 63.64 12 H
Jan 23, 2018 OKLA 80-85 L 2 171.5 L/U 45.07 42.86 10 A

Baylor Bears

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Feb 6, 2018 OKST 67-56 W 2 144 W/U 54.17 100.00 6 A
Feb 3, 2018 IOWAS 81-67 W -9 141 W/O 50.00 76.00 2 H
Jan 30, 2018 OKLA 96-98 L 5.5 153.5 W/O 47.30 68.75 15 A
Jan 27, 2018 FLA 60-81 L 6.5 140.5 L/O 40.00 75.00 3 A
Jan 22, 2018 KANST 83-90 L -5 134.5 L/O 46.67 87.50 6 H

Next up:
Kansas at Iowa State Tuesday, February 13
Baylor at Texas Monday, February 12

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