Baylor Bears vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Allen Fieldhouse is the site where the Kansas Jayhawks (18-3) will try to defeat the Baylor Bears (19-3) on Saturday.
The Baylor Bears played West Virginia and notched a win by a score of 81-77 in their last contest. Baylor wrapped up the contest having earned a 48.4% FG percentage (30 out of 62) and converted 8 of 22 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bears made 13 of 25 shots for a rate of 52.0%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they compiled 36 with 17 of them being offensive. They also recorded 17 dimes in this game while forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and getting 8 steals. Regarding the defense, Baylor allowed the other team to go 54.2% from the floor on 26 of 48 shooting. West Virginia doled out 16 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. Additionally, West Virginia snagged 23 rebounds (3 offensive, 20 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. West Virginia finished shooting 60.9% at the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of their 23 attempts. They also buried 11 out of their 27 tries from 3-point land. With respect to personal fouls, the Bears walked away with 21 and West Virginia accounted for 21 personal fouls.
James Akinjo is one player who played a role for this game. He left the arena with 25 points on 7 of 17 shooting. He played for 39 mins played and pulled down 2 boards. He finished the contest at 41.2% from the field and distributed 4 assists.
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Baylor heads into this game with a win-loss record of 19-3 this season. They have an average of 78.8 pts per game (30th in the nation) while connecting on 48.1% from the floor. The Bears are connecting on 36.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (192 of 521) and 67.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Baylor is grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 379 dimes this season, which is 9th in the country in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.1 times per contest and as a team they are committing 15.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Bears are able to force 17.1 turnovers per game while drawing 15.8 personal fouls. They are conceding 30.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 22nd in Division 1 in points per game allowed (61.4). The Bears are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.4% (501 of 1,181) and they concede 30.1 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 214th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 269 surrendered for the campaign.
For their last game, the Kansas Jayhawks went home victorious with a score of 70-61 against Iowa State. The Jayhawks were able to pull down 28 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 35 for this contest. They also coughed up the ball 22 times, while getting 12 steals in this contest. Iowa State committed 17 personal fouls in this game which took the Jayhawks to the charity stripe for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to make 9 of the free throws for a percentage of 69.2%. In regard to shooting from distance, Kansas made 5 of their 13 tries (38.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Jayhawks walked away from this one shooting 28 for 50 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 56.0%. The Jayhawks allowed Iowa State to make 26 of their 63 tries from the floor which had them shooting 41.3% for the game. They finished shooting 22.7% from distance by shooting 5 of 22 and ended up going 4 of 6 at the free throw line (66.7%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Kansas allowed Iowa State to get 23 in all (5 offensive).
David McCormack was important for the Jayhawks in the matchup. He buried 7 of 7 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 100.0%, and earned 14 rebounds. He earned 14 points in his 31 mins on the hardwood and added 2 assists in this matchup.
Kansas has a mark of 18-3 this season. The Jayhawks commit 15.5 fouls per game while shooting 71.1% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 16.3 times per game (27th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 12.9 times per contest. Kansas has tallied 1,681 points this season (80.0 per contest) and they collect 36.9 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Jayhawks are shooting 49.1% from the field, which has them ranked 8th in Division 1.
The Kansas defense allows 30.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (133 of 430) and opponents are knocking down 70.1% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 11.8 dimes and 31.1 boards per game, which has them ranked 113th and 35th in the country. The Jayhawks defensively are ranked 161st in D-1 in PPG allowed with 68.2. They are able to force 13.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.8% from the floor (178th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas
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