Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bears vs. Jayhawks CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(18-0) #2 Baylor Bears vs. #17 Kansas Jayhawks (17-8)
Date: Saturday February 27, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Baylor -4
CBB Betting Total: 142
The undefeated Baylor Bears make their way to Lawrence, Kansas Saturday to take on the Kansas Jayhawks in a matchup with huge implications in the Big 12.
Baylor has won 18 consecutive games to start the season and is neck and neck with Gonzaga for the top spot in the country. Kansas is 11-6 in conference play and is coming off a tough overtime loss at the hands of Texas. Baylor can clinch the Big 12 with a win. The Bears won the last meeting between the teams 77-69.
The last time Baylor played Kansas, the Bears blitzed Kansas big man David McCormack with endless screens. The Jayhawks had no answer for this attack. The Bears also shot 9 of 19 from downtown.
Baylor looked a bit rusty in their last outing, managing to win by just five points against an Iowa State team that is now just 2-17. The Bears were coming off a three-week pause due to COVID-19.
The Bears will have to endure their toughest stretch of the year to end the season. On top of Kansas, the Bears will face West Virginia, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State to round out the regular season.
Jared Butler leads the team with 17.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists. Butler was also recently named to the nation’s top point guard award final five.
Baylor owns a top-10 offense and defense in the country. The Bears are the top 3-point shooting team in the country, hitting 3’s at a 44 percent rate. Baylor is the fourth best offensive rebounding team as well and own a 58.6 effective field goal percentage.
Defensively, the Bears force the third most turnovers in the country. Baylor allows opponents to shoot just 32.8 percent from deep and allows just 63.3 points per game.
Kansas went into the halftime break of its last game up by 11, but squandered the lead in the second half against the Texas Longhorns. The Jayhawks scored 23 points in the second half.
Jalen Wilson leads the Jayhawks with 12.8 points and 8.2 rebounds. Kansas sports the 15th best defense in the nation and is holding opponents to an effective field goal percentage of 47.2.
Kansas averages 73.3 points per game and allows 67 points per game. Ochai Agbaji leads the team with 13.8 points per game, with David McCormack averaging 13 points per game. Jalen Wilson, Christian Braun and Marcus Garrett all average double figures.
Kansas is shooting 34.1 percent from deep and does a good job of crashing the offensive glass. Kansas has the 57th best offensive rating in the nation.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Kansas are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- Kansas are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas’ last 16 games against Baylor.
- Kansas are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.
- Kansas are 15-1 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against Baylor.
- Baylor are 1-15 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Kansas.
Free Baylor Bears vs. Kansas Jayhawks NCAAB Prediction: KU by 2
I believe Kansas comes away with the win and hands Baylor its first loss. Kansas is currently third in the Big 12 and has been playing at a high level defensively. The Jayhawks should be able to contain the 3-point shooting of the Bears and scrap a win.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Kansas 74 Baylor 72
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