Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 1/18/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas (+9)
The Baylor Bears (12-0) host the Kansas Jayhawks (10-3) at Ferrell Center on Monday. The line on this matchup has Baylor as 9-point favorites. The total opens at 141.
Kansas will enter this game with a win-loss record of 10-3 so far this year. They turn it over 12.9 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 15.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Kansas is pulling down 41.1 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 176 dimes for the year, which is 103rd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Jayhawks are shooting 36.0% on shots from 3-point land (105 of 292) and 72.3% from the free throw line. They average 76.4 points per outing (96th in Division 1) while going 44.3% from the floor. On defense, the Jayhawks are able to force 12.9 turnovers per game while drawing 16.9 personal fouls. They are ranked 176th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 143 surrendered this year. The Jayhawks are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.8% (321 of 786) and they concede 33.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are relinquishing 33.1% from beyond the arc while they are 114th in college hoops in PPG allowed (67.5).
The Kansas Jayhawks took the court against the Oklahoma State Cowboys and went home with a loss by a final score of 75-70 in their last contest. Kansas walked away from the game having earned a 45.2% FG percentage (28 of 62) and made 5 of 21 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Jayhawks made 9 of 9 tries for a rate of 100.0%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they collected 30 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 9 assists for the matchup as well as earning 3 steals and 6 rejections. With regard to defense, Kansas allowed their opponent to shoot 45.2% from the field on 28 out of 62 shooting. Oklahoma State dished out 15 dimes and had 9 steals for this contest. In addition, the Cowboys collected 29 rebounds (7 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Oklahoma State finished the game at 80.0% from the charity stripe by converting 16 of their 20 tries. They also knocked down 9 of 21 attempts from 3-point range.
David McCormack is a guy who was a major factor for the game. He ended up scoring 24 points on 10 of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 31 mins played and also totaled 12 rebounds. McCormack finished the contest at 55.6% from the field and distributed 2 assists. One more player that had an impact in the game for the Jayhawks was Ochai Agbaji. He pulled down 4 rebounds and collected 2 dimes. He ended up going 33.3% from the floor for this game by connecting on 4-of-12 (14 points). In all, Agbaji played for 36 min.
Baylor has a win-loss record of 12-0 so far this year. The Bears have committed 16.4 personal fouls per game and they shoot 69.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 18.6 times per game (9th in the country) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per game. Baylor has totaled 1,047 points this year (87.3 per game) and they collect 38.7 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bears are shooting 50.2% from the field, which has them ranked 29th in the nation. The Bears on the defensive end are ranked 16th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 61.1. The Baylor defense gives up 30.0% on shots from beyond the arc (68 of 227) and their opponents are knocking down 66.5% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 11.2 assists and 31.6 rebounds every game, which is ranked 70th and 55th in those categories. They have forced 19.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 40.4% from the floor (71st in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the Baylor Bears walked away with a victory by a final of 68-60 when they played the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Bears pulled down 23 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 31 in the game. They also blocked 3 shots while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Red Raiders were called for 20 personal fouls in this contest which got the Bears to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to make 13 of those for a percentage of 59.1%. With respect to 3-point shots, Baylor buried 9 of their 24 tries (37.5%). Overall, the Bears shot 23 for 55 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.8%. The Bears permitted the Red Raiders to knock down 22 out of 62 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 35.5% for the matchup. They finished 25.0% from three-point range by going 6 of 24 and finished the game at 10 of 14 at the charity stripe (71.4%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Baylor allowed Texas Tech to snag 41 overall (18 offensive).
Davion Mitchell ended up being a factor for the Bears for the game. He converted 6 out of 12 for the contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which gave him 19 points. Mitchell collected 5 boards in his 31 mins and totaled 2 assists in the game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Baylor was Adam Flagler. He ended up walking away with 15 points in 27 minutes on the hardwood via 5 out of 8 shooting for this game. Flagler ended up shooting 62.5% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baylor (-9) and over 141 points
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