Free Week 7 Prediction: Jayhawks vs Bears Odds
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(1-4) Kansas Jayhawks vs. Baylor Bears (5-0)
Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Baylor -35
NCAA Betting Total: 67
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The near upset by the Jayhawks of conference opponent TCU certainly woke up Baylor of what Kansas is capable of.
The Jayhawks are still winless in Big 12 play since November of 2014 but will now go on the road to Baylor and see if they can work similar magic to last week.
Kansas has played TCU really well over the last few years and even played them tight when TCU was vying for a college football playoff spot two seasons ago.
But, Baylor is a bit of different matchup for Kansas.
Kansas has given up an average of 62 points to Baylor in the last three matchups while scoring an average of 11.
On many occasions over the last few years of struggles for Kansas, they have surprised a top dog along the way and nearly pulled an upset.
However, in the week following they have been blown out.
By nearly knocking off TCU last week, they certainly got Baylor’s attention as they will look to avoid any slipups as they build their resume towards a College Football playoff bid.
Kansas has gotten inconsistent quarterback play all season long but last week was even worse. Ryan Willis threw 45 times and zero went for touchdowns while 3 were interceptions.
He did rush for a touchdown but accumulated 17 yards on 16 attempts. While he threw for 348 yards, he wasn’t able to capitalize on the defense forcing TCU quarterback Kenny Hill into three interceptions.
The Baylor defense is much better than the TCU defense so I would expect Willis to struggle again.
At this point in the season, the contenders start to separate themselves from the pretenders in terms of who will compete for a bid in the College Football Playoff.
Baylor is appearing as one of those contenders and will have to run the table to get in – given the history of the committee excluding teams who don’t play a conference championship game.
They will also have to impress the committee along the way and they have an opportunity to do that with Kansas coming to Baylor.
This game against Kansas is sandwiched in between two bye weeks for Baylor but they can’t afford to come out slow.
They nearly lost to Iowa State in their last game and had a first half scare against Rice but both of those games were on the road.
Baylor is 3-0 at home this season and has won by an average of 29 points in those games. Quarterback Seth Russell has thrown for 10 touchdowns and 811 passing yards in those games.
The dominant part of Baylor’s offense though has been their run game – they are averaging 290 rushing yards per game this season.
Their 570 yards per game average will be way too much for Kansas’s defense to handle and Baylor should have no problem continuing to roll.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Kansas is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 conference games.
- Baylor are 28-11 ATS in their last 39 home games.
- Under is 7-2 in Kansas’s last 9 October games.
- Under is 16-5 in Kansas’s last 21 road games.
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I think Baylor’s offense could come out a little slow coming off of the bye week and Kansas’s defense has been decent. I also think Baylor’s defense will be able to almost completely shutdown Kansas’s offense.
I would be surprised if Kansas breaks 10 points.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Game Total Under 67
Baylor should cover the spread in this game but their style of play that focuses on the run game could slow the clock down some. I like Baylor to cover but I think the stronger bet is the under.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Baylor 48 – Kansas 7
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