Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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The Baylor Bears head to Allen Fieldhouse to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 6.5 point favorites.
The Bears come into this game with an overall record of 20-1 and a road record of 4-1. They are 9-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-9. The Jayhawks have an overall record of 19-2 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 8-11 and they are 7-12 against the spread.
Johnathan Motley comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bears. He pulls down 9.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Manu Lecomte averages 12.3 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Baylor. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Frank Mason averages 19.9 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Jayhawks. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Josh Jackson averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Baylor averages 73.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 157th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 37th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 171st in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game which ranks them 78th and 41st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 179th with 13.4 per game. The Bears allow 61.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 157th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 285th in Division 1.
Kansas averages 84.3 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.2 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 5th in the nation. They average 40 rebounds per game and 17 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Jayhawks rank 122nd with 12.8 per game. The Jayhawks allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 132nd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 54th and 218th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 114th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 125th place in the nation. The Jayhawks force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in college basketball.
The Bears average 72.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Bears have an offensive rating of 113.8 and they assist on 60.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Baylor turns the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.5%. The Bears give up 64 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Jayhawks score 89.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.2 points per game. The Jayhawks have a rating on offense of 116.3 and 54.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Kansas turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.2%. The Jayhawks give up 69.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 9-7 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 6-9 against the over/under
Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 7-12 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-11 against the over/under
Baylor Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
12/21/16 C Udoka Azubuike Wrist out for season
01/31/17 G Lagerald Vick Possible Suspension "?" Wednesday vs. Baylor
01/27/17 F Carlton Bragg Jr. Suspension out indefinitely
01/03/17 C Evan Maxwell Personal has left team
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas -6.5
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