Baylor Bears vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Baylor (-4.5)
The Kansas Jayhawks (17-8) host the Baylor Bears (18-0) at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday. Kansas opens this game as 4.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 143.5.
Baylor enters this contest with a mark of 18-0 this year. They have an average of 86.4 points per outing (2nd in D-1) while connecting on 50.3% from the field. The Bears are connecting on 43.2% on three-point attempts (190 of 440) and 70.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Baylor is collecting 37.4 boards per contest and has accounted for 319 assists on the campaign, which ranks 67th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 12.3 times per game and as a group they commit 16.5 personal fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Bears are able to force 18.4 turnovers per game and they draw 16.9 fouls. They are giving up 32.8% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 30th in the nation in PPG from their opponents (63.3). The Bears are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.9% (419 of 1,000) and they concede 31.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They are ranked 105th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 219 relinquished this year.
The Baylor Bears took the court against the Iowa State Cyclones and notched a win by a score of 77-72 in their last game. Baylor finished the game with a 43.5% field goal percentage (27 of 62) and knocked down 8 out of their 25 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bears made 15 of 21 shots for a rate of 71.4%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they collected 35 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 10 dimes in this matchup while creating 17 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In reference to the defense, Baylor allowed the other team to go 48.3% from the field on 29 out of 60 shooting. Iowa State earned 15 assists and had 6 steals for the game. Moreover, Iowa State collected 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Iowa State finished the contest at 80.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 4 of 5 tries. They made 10 of their 21 shots from downtown.
Jared Butler is someone who had an impact in the game. He ended up with 18 points on 5 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 31 mins played and totaled 3 boards. Butler ended up shooting 50.0% from the field and also earned 2 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Bears was MaCio Teague. He had 5 rebounds in his 29 minutes played. He shot 38.5% from the field in this contest by shooting 5-of-13 (14 points). When the final whistle was blown, Teague accounted for 3 assists.
Kansas has a record of 17-8 this season. As an offense, the Jayhawks are connecting on 43.8% from the field, which has them ranked 206th in the nation. Kansas has totaled 1,840 points on the year (73.6 per contest) and they snag 38.1 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 13.9 times per contest (132nd in the nation) and they cough up possession 12.4 times per game. The Jayhawks are committing 15.6 fouls per contest and they go 71.5% from the free throw line. The Jayhawks on defense are ranked 75th in college basketball in PPG given up with 66.4. They have allowed 11.3 dimes and 34.4 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 60th and 154th in those defensive categories. The Kansas defense gives up 32.7% on shots from distance (178 of 545) and their opposition knocks down 73.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 14.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.8% from the floor (57th in Division 1).
When they last played, the Kansas Jayhawks took a defeat with a final score of 75-72 when they faced the Texas Longhorns. The Jayhawks were able to collect 24 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Longhorns committed 18 personal fouls for this contest which took the Jayhawks to the charity stripe for 21 shots. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 57.1%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, Kansas converted 8 of 24 tries (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Jayhawks went 26 out of 65 from the floor which had them shooting 40.0%. The Jayhawks permitted the Longhorns to bury 23 of their 61 tries from the field which had them shooting 37.7% for this game. They finished 19.2% from distance by connecting on 5 out of 26 and ended up shooting 24 out of 31 at the charity stripe (77.4%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Kansas allowed Texas to get 45 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Ochai Agbaji ended up being a major contributor for the Jayhawks in the matchup. He made 5 out of 15 in this game for a rate of 33.3%, and had 2 rebounds. Agbaji accumulated 17 points in his 43 mins of playing time and added 1 assist in the matchup. Someone else that played a role for Kansas was Jalen Wilson. He ended up with 3 dimes in his 41 minutes played, and he shot 4 of 12 from the floor. Wilson walked away from this one going 33.3% from the field in addition to contributing 16 points and 13 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas (+4.5) and under 143.5 points
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks