Bears and Jayhawks Set to Square Off: Baylor at Kansas Betting Preview

baylor at kansas betting preview

Baylor at Kansas Betting Preview: Things have gotten interesting inside the Big 12 Conference, and we will see a monster game played on Monday from Phog Allen Fieldhouse. The #2 ranked team in the country, and the Big 12 leading Baylor Bears will take on the Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas is 10-3 on the season, and 4-2 in conference play, and coming off a tough loss on the road at Oklahoma State.

The game for the Jayhawks against Iowa State was postponed due to COVID-19 complications within the Cyclones program. For Baylor, they are coming off a monster win on the road at Texas Tech on Saturday. The Baylor Bears come into the game listed at -85 over the Kansas Jayhawks on Monday.

Baylor at Kansas Betting Preview: Bears Impressive All Season

The Baylor Bears have won 12 straight games to start the season. A few of their most impressive wins come over Illinois, on the road at TCU and also on the road at Texas Tech. The Bears are scoring more than 71 points per game during the month of January. The big deal has been their defense, which is allowing less than 60 per game.

The top scorer for the Baylor Bears thus far this season has been Jared Butler, with 15.6 points per game. MaCio Teague is chipping in with just over 15 per game as well. The Bears are one of the top shooting teams in the country, making 50.2% of their shots, and 6th best in all of the nation with 42.3% from the three point line. The Bears are incredibly unselfish as well, with 18.6 assists per game, and also in the Top 10 in steals, with 9.5 per game.

The way the Bears play force point guards to take care of the basketball. The defense is the biggest shock, but there should not be a big surprise with how athletic the Bears are across the board.

Baylor at Kansas Betting Preview: Jayhawks Massive Test

Make no mistake, the Kansas Jayhawks are in for a tough test on Monday Night. Bill Self has had a few days to get his team ready for this big game. If Kansas wants any shot at another Big 12 title, they will have to win this game at home. The Jayhawks are hoping it goes better than their home loss to Texas, where they allowed 84 points to the Longhorns.

Since that loss, the Jayhawks won at TCU and beat Oklahoma at home, before allowing 7 straight points in the loss to the Cowboys of Oklahoma State. The Jayhawks’ other loss this season came in the season opener, when they allowed 102 points to top ranked Gonzaga.

Kansas sees four guys scoring double digits per game, Ochai Agbaji leads the way with more than 14 per game. The other three are Christian Braun, Jalen Wilson and David McCormack. The Jayhawks attack the glass with the best of them, as they are averaging nearly 11.7 offensive rebounds per game. On the opposite of Baylor; Kansas struggles to make shots.

The Jayhawks are 175th in the country, making just 44.3% of their shots, and 36% from three point range. The Jayhawks also turn the ball over just shy of 13 times per game.

Baylor at Kansas Betting Preview: Bears Win on the Road

This should be a great basketball game. The problem is – the Kansas Jayhawks are not nearly as talented as they have been in years past. Scott Drew and his Bears are really good. This will only be close if Kansas can hit shots and get their defensive shoes going. That’s going to be a tough task. The bet to make here is the Baylor Bears. Take the Bears -5 over the Jayhawks at the Phog on Monday.


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Rodney is currently the Content Manager and Director of Business Development at Knup Solutions. Rodney has lived and died by St. Louis Sports since a young ago. Also, Kansas Jayhawks basketball fan. Always down to have an intelligent, and controversially sports conversation. Host of Peoria Fantasy Focus, and has served as PA Announcer for Peoria Chiefs Baseball. Father of 3, youth baseball coach and President of the Youth Basketball Association.