Baylor vs Kansas Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: Baylor Bears vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas -8
The Baylor Bears head to Allen Fieldhouse to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 8 point favorites.
Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-1. They currently have a point differential of 15.8 as they are averaging 74.2 points per contest while giving up 58.4 per game. Kansas has an overall mark of 12-2. They are averaging 79.4 points per contest and giving up 61.0, which is a point differential of 18.4.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 8-5-0 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 6-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-6-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 4-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/09/19 F Jalen Wilson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/05/19 F Mitch Lightfoot Redshirt is out for season
01/08/20 G Marcus Garrett Ankle injured last game, is questionable
MaCio Teague averages 14.5 points per contest in 31.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%. Jared Butler comes into this game averaging 16.3 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per night. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Udoka Azubuike averages 13.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 80% and his free throw percentage is 39%. Devon Dotson scores 18.6 points per contest while playing 35.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bears allow 58.4 points per contest which is 9th in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 95th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 73rd, and they allow 10.8 assists per game which puts them in 62nd place in D-1. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 301st in Division 1. Baylor averages 74.2 points per contest, which is 120th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 15.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 193rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 79th in the nation. They average 39.5 boards per contest and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 49th and 134th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 254th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks give up 61.0 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 38th in those defensive statistics. They rank 124th with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 42nd with 31.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Jayhawks are 285th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest. Kansas is 34th in the country with 79.4 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 18.4. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 46th in the country. They are 81st in the nation in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 33rd in assists per game with 16.2. The Jayhawks are 120th in turnovers per contest with 14.2.
The Bears have an offensive rating of 107.8, which is ranked 65th. They are 247th in college basketball in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 176th. As a unit they are 178th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 178th in D-1. Baylor is 270th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 130th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 19th in the country in offensive rating with 111.4. In terms of pace they are 154th in Division 1 with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 3rd. As a team they are 8th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 260th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Baylor +8 and over 130.5 total points
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