The unbeaten 11th-ranked Baylor Bears will look to both, get the win and cover a huge point against lowly Kansas when they host their Big 12 rivals in a lopsided Week 7 conference clash on Saturday.
Now, let’s find out if the Bears can bring home the online betting bacon!
A Closer Look At The Week 7 College Football Baylor Bears At Kansas Jayhawks Winning Favorites
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3:30 PM ET
Where: McLane Stadium
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
NCAAF Odds: Baylor Bears -34.5 / Over/Under: 67
Bet The Kansas Jayhawks at +34.5 Because…
The Kansas Jayhawks are getting nearly five touchdowns! Kansas Jayhawks (1-4) has lost four straight games since winning their opener, including their heartbreaking 24-23 loss against TCU last weekend. More importantly, the Jayhawks have not won a road game since they stunned UTEP way back in 2009.
The Jayhawks are averaging a modest 23.9 points per game as quarterback Ryan Willis has completed 63.3 percent of his passes for 722 yards with three touchdowns, but four costly interceptions.
Receivers Steven Sims Jr. and LaQuvionte Gonzalez have combined for 762 receiving yards and six touchdowns while running back Ke’aun Kinner leads the rushing attack with 215 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Kansas is allowing a whopping 33 points and 419.2 yards per game.
Bet The Baylor Bears at -34.5 Because…
The Bears are far superior to the Jayhawks in every way!
Baylor had a bye last weekend after narrowly getting by Iowa State 45-42 two weeks ago despite never coming close to covering the spread as a 17-point favorite.
The Bears have won 15 of their last 17 home games overall and are averaging a stellar 42.6 points per game to rank 16th nationally. Quarterback Seth Russell is completing a respectable 59.4 percent of his passes for 1,326 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Russell has thrown two or more touchdown passes in 11 of his last 12 games.
Gifted wide receiver KD Cannon and fellow wideout Chris Platt have combined for 613 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while running back Shock Linwood leads the rushing attack with 454 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Baylor has been mostly rock-solid in limiting their opponents to 19.2 points per game.
Expert Prediction and Pick
While I hate high point spreads – and this one is a whopper – I do like the Baylor Bears to get the emphatic win and ATS cover against a Kansas Jayhawks team that is simply overmatched in every way. Kansas has gone 7-22-1 ATS in their last 30 road games and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games overall.
Conversely, the Baylor Bears are 28-11 ATS in their last 39 home games and a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four meetings against the Jayhawks. The Kansas Jayhawks haven’t won on the road in seven years and they won’t in this Week 7 matchup either.