The top teams in the Big 12 will play on Saturday. The Bears have won four of their last five games and are coming off an 81-77 win over West Virginia on Monday. The Jayhawks have won six of their last seven games. The teams met twice last year, with Kansas earning a 71-58 win in Lawrence, Kan., and the Bears winning 77-69 in Waco, Texas. The availability of the leading scorer for the Jayhawks, Ochai Agbaji, is in question. The Bears have two questionable players, LJ Cryer and Adam Flagler.
The Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence will host the game. Time. The all-time series is 34-7 for Kansas. The Jayhawks are favored by 2.5 points in the latest odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 146.5. Check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model before making any picks.
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The model just locked in its picks and CBB predictions for Kansas vs. Baylor. You can see the model’s picks on SportsLine. The college basketball odds and betting lines are here.
The spread is Kansas – 2.5.
The over-under was 146.5 points.
The money line for the Kansas vs. Baylor game is Kansas -145 and the Bears +125.
The Bears are 166-1 against the spread in their last 23 games.
The Jayhawks are 7-1 in their last eight Saturday games.
Kansas can cover.
Christian Braun is the team’s second-leading scorer, with 20.8 points, 6.9 rebound and 1.5 assists per game, but if Agbaji can’t go, Kansas will rely on him. Braun has 56 starts in his career with the Jayhawks. Braun is having a good season with an average of 15.1 points, 5.7 rebound, 68 assists and 26 steals. He scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed eight boards at St. John’s, N.Y., on Dec. 3 and was named the Big 12 Player of the Week on Dec.
Wilson has reached double-figure scoring six times this season and he is coming off a 13-point, six-rebound performance at Iowa State. He had a double-double in a 78-75 win at Kansas State on January 22. Wilson is averaging 9.1 points, 6.8 rebound and 1.8 assists per game for the year. He is hitting on his free throws and field goals.
Why can’t they cover?
The Bears have four players in double figures. Akinjo averages 13.6 points, 5.6 assists, 2.5 rebound and 2.2 steals per game. He is one of the team’s top free-throw shooters, connecting on 78.9 percent of his foul shots. The transfer from Arizona started all 26 games for the Cats and earned first-team All-Pac 12 honors. He has posted five or more assists in 14 of 20 games, and has at least one steal in 19 of 20 games.
In his last four games, Brown has scored in double figures in three of them. He has two double-doubles on the year and scored a season-high 19 points against Central Arkansas. He leads the team with 30 dunks this season, including four in a game. Brown is 14th nationally and second among rookies in effective field goal percentage. Over the last eight games, he has recorded 21 assists, more than doubling the previous 12 games combined (10 assists and 0.8 per game).
How to pick the winner of the Kansas vs. Baylor game.
The total is projected by SportsLine’s model to have 149 points. In almost 60 percent of simulations, it has generated an against-the-spread pick. The model’s picks are only available at SportsLine.
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