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

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Kansas19-512-1182.4670.1212.346-84-29-13-17-6-12-4
Baylor14-1012-777.0869.427.666-34-48-116-32-6
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
NameAssistsTurnoversRatio
KANSA17.3811.791.47
BAYLR15.4213.331.16
Rebounding
NameOffenseDefenseTotal
KANSA9.7126.4236.13
BAYLR11.5427.5039.04
ShootingPercentage
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
KANSA49.3240.828.5
BAYLR47.5141.246.27
Team Records

Kansas Jayhawks

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall19-513-46-112-117-95-282.4670.1312.33
Last 108-25-13-14-61-53-176.4072.404.00
vs Conf8-34-24-14-70-64-177.2775.182.09

Baylor Bears

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall14-1012-32-710-75-35-477.0869.427.66
Last 104-63-11-57-33-14-271.8071.400.40
vs Conf4-73-21-57-43-24-271.7371.91-0.18

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense82.462869.4291
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense78.433567.40104
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed35.2910029.8017
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense77.088070.13102
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense83.674571.8678
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed41.002138.14213

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Kansas10-07-31-970.9030.1045.8235.6064/1696.60
Baylor0-103-71-962.3028.7037.3334.7063/1936.20

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Jan 20, 2018BAYLR67KANSA70-8BAYLR144.5UKANSABAYLRKANSA27384040.439374/207/1854
Feb 18, 2017KANSA67BAYLR65-2KANSA141UBAYLRBAYLRBAYLR293541.842.927355/208/1853
Feb 1, 2017BAYLR68KANSA73-6.5BAYLR143UBAYLRPushKANSA342841.841.538388/229/20107
Mar 11, 2016BAYLR66KANSA70-7BAYLR145UKANSAKANSABAYLR23213946.232446/224/16712
Feb 23, 2016KANSA66BAYLR602.5KANSA150UKANSABAYLRPush33365036.128338/198/2065
Jan 2, 2016BAYLR74KANSA102-12KANSA146.5OKANSAKANSAKANSA32463953.735383/1111/1948
Mar 13, 2015BAYLR52KANSA62-1.5KANSA135UKANSAKANSABAYLR182632.842.935394/223/12139
Feb 14, 2015BAYLR64KANSA74-7.5KANSA139UKANSABAYLRBAYLR332737.546.833328/236/1864
Jan 7, 2015KANSA56BAYLR55-3KANSA131.5UKANSABAYLRBAYLR182247.13428365/178/1564
Feb 4, 2014KANSA69BAYLR524.5KANSA142.5UKANSAKANSAPush352746.329.145316/106/2055

College Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Kansas Jayhawks

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Feb 6, 2018TCU71-64W-7.5156.5L/U43.6469.577H
Feb 3, 2018OKST79-84L-11.5150.5L/O46.6775.008H
Jan 29, 2018KANST70-56W-1.5147W/U45.6573.089A
Jan 27, 2018TEXAM79-68W-9147W/P48.3963.6412H
Jan 23, 2018OKLA80-85L2171.5L/U45.0742.8610A

Baylor Bears

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Feb 6, 2018OKST67-56W2144W/U54.17100.006A
Feb 3, 2018IOWAS81-67W-9141W/O50.0076.002H
Jan 30, 2018OKLA96-98L5.5153.5W/O47.3068.7515A
Jan 27, 2018FLA60-81L6.5140.5L/O40.0075.003A
Jan 22, 2018KANST83-90L-5134.5L/O46.6787.506H

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

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