Baylor vs Kansas NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 11/30/2019
Game: Baylor Bears vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas +14
Carter Stanley and the Kansas Jayhawks host the Baylor Bears at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Baylor opens this game as 14-point favorites. The Bears are 7-4-0 ATS and 5-6-0 when betting on the total. The Jayhawks are 6-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-6-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Baylor Bears played the Texas Longhorns and ended up getting the victory by a score of 24-10. Charlie Brewer led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 13 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for a total of 75 yards via 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. Denzel Mims was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 125 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 17.9 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bears was Charlie Brewer who went 16/25 with 221 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception. The Bears ran the ball a total of 37 times and racked up 163 yards which gave them an average of 4.4 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 64 plays for 391 yards. Overall, the Bears earned a total of 22 1st downs and they had a total of 5 infractions for 35 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, Baylor allowed 22 catches on 37 tries totaling 200 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.5%. Against the run, the Bears allowed 191 yards on 31 attempts which gave them an average of 6.2 yards per run allowed. In the game, they allowed 391 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Bears head into this game 10-1 for the 2019 season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 33.9 points per game, which has them at 32nd in the country. As a team, they have an average of 179.1 yards on the ground per game which is 5th in the Big 12. For total yards, they currently sit at 6th in the conference and 39th in the country with 4,835 yards. The Bears have one of the best defenses in Division 1, allowing 19.5 points per game which has them at 1st in the Big 12 Conference. In regard to yards on the ground, Baylor is allowing 142.1 yards per contest which has them at 3rd in the Big 12 Conference and 44th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per rush putting them 1st in the Big 12 and 32nd in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,563 yards rushing through 11 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Bears have conceded 2,864 yards. Opponents are completing 59.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.0 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the Kansas Jayhawks went up against the Iowa State Cyclones and took the loss by a score of 41-31. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Jayhawks was Carter Stanley who went 23/44 with 328 yards through the air and threw 3 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Pooka Williams Jr. led the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 48 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 154 yards via 19 carries which gave him an average of 8.1 yards per run. Andrew Parchment was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 86 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 10.8 yards per reception for that contest. The Jayhawks ran the ball a total of 32 times and added 165 yards earning them an average of 5.2 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Jayhawks earned 22 first downs and they had a total of 6 infractions for 55 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the day, they finished with a total of 76 plays for a total of 493 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Kansas allowed 29 completions on 42 attempts totaling 372 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. Against the run, the Jayhawks allowed 117 yards on 35 carries which is an average of 3.3 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they allowed a total of 489 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Jayhawks come into this game with a record of 3-8. Kansas needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 144.4 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 92nd in the country. As a team, they have a total of 1,588 rushing yards through 11 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Jayhawks average 386.1 yards per contest overall which has them at 82nd in the nation and 8th in the Big 12. The Jayhawks are conceding 33.8 points per game which puts them at 10th in the Big 12 and 115th in D-1. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 372 total points. In terms of yards rushing, they are allowing 222.2 yards per game which puts them at 122nd in college football and 10th in the Big 12. For 2019, they have given up 2,444 yards rushing and 25.3 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in college football. They are allowing 250.1 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Jayhawks are ranked 7th in the Big 12 Conference.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bears -14
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