Kansas at Baylor Odds, Prediction & TV Info

Posted by Kenny Bell on Friday,February 17, 2017 9:43, EST in

No. 3 Kansas has won 12 straight Big 12 Conference titles. The Jayhawks will all but wrap up a 13 th in a row if they win at No. 4 Baylor on Saturday in easily the game of the day in college basketball. The Bears are two games back of KU and could make things interesting with a victory. They will be slight NCAAB odds favorites for this game..

Kansas at Baylor Odds, Prediction & TV Info

When: Saturday, Feb. 18, 1 PM ET
Where: Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas
TV: CBS
Stream: CBSSports.com
RadioKansas / Baylor
Opening NCAAB Lines: Baylor favored TBA

Why Bet On Kansas?

The Jayhawks absolutely should have lost at home Monday to West Virginia as they were down by 14 points with less than three minutes left but staged an unbelievable rally to win 84-81 in overtime. Trailing 64-50 with 2:43 left in the second half, Kansas outscored WVU 21-7 to tie the game at 71-71 on Frank Mason III’s two free throws with 21 seconds remaining. The Kansas run continued into the overtime, as the Jayhawk run ended at 34-16 with the final buzzer.

The win will go down as one for the ages for Coach Bill Self and the Guinness World Records organization, which officially deemed Monday’s crowd as the loudest crowd roar at an indoor sporting event at 130.4 decibels.

National Player of the Year front-runner Mason III led the Jayhawks with 24 points and junior guard Devonte’ Graham made a pair of 3-pointers in the overtime period to help lift the Jayhawks past the Mountaineers. Coming off a Big 12 Player of the Week honor on Monday, freshman guard Josh Jackson notched his fifth double-double in the last five games with 14 points and 11 rebounds with five steals.

After shooting 27.1 percent (13-of- 48) from the field over the first 37:17 of the game, Kansas shot 61.5 percent (8-of- 13) over the last 2:43 of regulation and overtime. Despite being held to a season-low 34.4 percent shooting, the Jayhawks limited its turnovers against “Press” Virginia to 15, while forcing 21 WVU turnovers down the stretch.

Kansas (23-3, 11-2 Big 12) improved its lead in the Big 12 Conference standings to two games after Texas Tech upset second-place and fourth-ranked Baylor on Monday night. The Jayhawks improved to 4-0 against AP top-10 team this season and 33-18 against such opponents during the Coach Self era. The Jayhawks also avoided losing at home in back-to- back games for the first time since the 1988-89 season after the nation’s longest home-court winning streak came to an end on Feb. 4 against Iowa State.

Why Bet On Baylor?

The Bears (22-4, 9-4) were upset Monday in a look-ahead game at Texas Tech, 84-78. The Red Raiders went on an 11-0 run after Baylor point guard Manu Lecomte fouled out on an illegal pick and technical with 8 ½ minutes to play and hit 24-of- 35 second-half free throws to upset the Bears.

“This is a good learning experience for us,” said Baylor coach Scott Drew, “because if we’re in the NCAA Tournament and things are being called this way, then we have to adjust. If you don’t, you have three guys foul out and you lose the game.”

Terry Maston had a career-high 22 points off the bench. His short baseline jumper pushed the lead back to three, but a three-point play by guard Devon Thomas tied the game and kicked off the 11-0 run that gave Tech the lead for good. With All-American candidate Johnathan Motley scoring zero first-half points, Maston took up the slack, scoring 12 of his 22 points in the first 20 minutes. Motley finished with just 11 points, five rebounds, four assists and four turnovers. BU is 37-9 when he scores 10+ points.

Baylor lost for just the 6th time in the last two seasons when taking a lead at any point in the second half. BU is 44-6 when taking a second-half lead since 2015-16. Baylor is now 115-15 when leading at the break since 2011-12. Baylor is 16-1 this season when scoring 70-plus points, including 5-1 in Big 12 play.

Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 826 consecutive games – the second-longest active streak in the Big 12 (Texas). The last time Baylor did not connect from 3-point range was Feb. 21, 1990 vs. Texas Tech.

Baylor lost at Kansas on Feb. 1, 73-68. KU’s Jackson had 23 points and 10 rebounds. It was KU’s ninth straight win over Baylor. Motley had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Baylor.

Kansas at Baylor  Prediction: Baylor Bears

Take Baylor at home as KU has looked shaky of late even when winning.