Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 2/26/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
Ferrell Center is the location where the Baylor Bears (23-5) will go up against the Kansas Jayhawks (23-4) on Saturday.
The Kansas Jayhawks faced Kansas State and went home with a win by a final score of 102-83 in their last contest. Kansas ended the contest having earned a 64.1% FG percentage (41 of 64) and made 15 out of their 24 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Jayhawks made 5 of their 9 tries for a percentage of 55.6%. When talking about grabbing boards, they earned 28 with 4 of them being offensive. They also doled out 23 assists for the game while forcing 15 turnovers and having 9 steals. When talking about defense, Kansas allowed 47.1% from the field on 32 out of 68 shooting. Kansas State doled out 12 dimes and had 9 steals for the matchup. In addition, Kansas State snagged 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Kansas State finished the game at 72.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 8 of their 11 shots. They also buried 11 out of their 32 tries from beyond the arc. When talking about fouls, the Jayhawks ended up finishing with 15 while Kansas State accumulated 14 fouls.
Christian Braun is a guy who was a contributor for this game. He finished shooting 66.7% from the floor and also earned 5 dimes. He saw the court for 34 mins played and also snagged 7 rebounds. He racked up 20 points on 8 of 12 shooting.
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Kansas will enter this contest with a mark of 23-4 so far this season. They have an average of 80.0 points per outing (15th in the country) while hitting 49.8% from the field. The Jayhawks are hitting 36.6% on 3-point shots (199 of 543) and 70.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Kansas is collecting 37.4 boards per game and has accumulated 430 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 39th in the nation in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.1 times per contest and as a team they are committing 15.5 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Jayhawks have forced 13.0 turnovers every game and they draw 17.6 personal fouls. They are surrendering 30.0% on shots from distance and they rank 157th in the nation in points per game allowed (68.2). The Jayhawks defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.8% (680 of 1,628) and they concede 31.5 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are 119th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 314 conceded on the year.
For their last game, the Baylor Bears walked away with a victory by a final of 66-64 against Oklahoma State. When talking about rebounds, Baylor permitted Oklahoma State to collect 40 overall (12 on the offensive glass). They finished 26.1% from 3-point land by connecting on 6 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 6 of 12 at the free throw line (50.0%). The Bears permitted Oklahoma State to make 26 out of their 62 attempts from the field which had them at 41.9% in the game. When the final whistle was blown, the Bears shot 25 out of 68 from the floor which had them at 36.8%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Baylor knocked down 9 out of 29 attempts (31.0%). They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 87.5%. Oklahoma State earned 15 fouls for the contest which took the Bears to the charity stripe for 8 shots. They turned it over 9 times, while getting 9 steals for this contest. The Bears corralled 22 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 31 for the contest.
Matthew Mayer ended up having an impact for the Bears for the matchup. He converted 4 out of 11 in this matchup for a rate of 36.4%, and had 6 rebounds. He tallied 12 points in his 25 mins on the hardwood and totaled 1 assist for this game.
Baylor has a win-loss mark of 23-5 for the season. The Bears have committed 15.9 fouls every game and they go 69.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 16.3 times per game (18th in college hoops) and they turn it over 13.0 times per game. Baylor has scored 2,158 pts this season (77.1 per game) and they grab 37.1 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Bears are hitting on 46.7% from the field, which ranks 50th in college basketball.
The Baylor defense gives up 29.9% on shots from beyond the arc (162 of 541) and opponents are making 70.0% of their free throw attempts. They concede 12.6 dimes and 31.8 rebounds every game, which ranks them 180th and 51st in the country. The Bears on the defensive side of the court are 29th in the country in PPG allowed with 63.0. They have forced 16.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.5% from the field (144th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas
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