The No. 8 Baylor Bears (19-3, 7-2 Big 12) travel to meet the No. 10 Kansas Jayhawks (18-3, 7-1) Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Baylor vs. Kansas odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
The Bears picked up an 81-77 win over West Virginia Monday but failed to cover for a second consecutive game. Baylor is just 4-3 SU/3-4 ATS across the past seven games overall.
The Jayhawks rebounded from a loss to Kentucky in the Big 12/SEC Challenge Jan. 29 when they posted a 70-61 victory at Iowa State Tuesday. Kansas covered as a 1.5-point favorite as the Under cashed. That cover snapped an 0-4 ATS slide for Kansas.
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Baylor at Kansas odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Baylor +125 (bet $100 to win $125) | Kansas -155 (bet $155 to win $100)
Against the spread (ATS): Baylor +2.5 (-110) | Kansas -2.5 (-110)
Over/Under (O/U): 146.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
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Baylor at Kansas odds, lines, picks and predictions
Kansas 74, Baylor 71
KANSAS (-155) is a good play on the money line and the preferred play in what should be a close and hotly contested game. It’s better to forget about the points and take a straight-up win, and Kansas is a much better play at home.
Against the spread
Play KANSAS -2.5 (-110) on a small-unit wager only. This game might be a one-possession game, and laying the points is a risky proposition in this battle of Top 10 teams. You’ll be bucking some serious trends too, as the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings between these squads and the road team is 24-9-1 ATS across the last 34 meetings.
The UNDER 146.5 (-108) is the lean here. Both teams are tremendous defensive squads, with Baylor allowing just 61.4 PPG to rank 24th in the nation. Kansas allows just 68.2 PPG too.
The Under is 12-4-1 in the past 17 games for Kansas against winning teams, and the trend will continue Saturday.
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