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Kansas State vs Baylor Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds
Wildcats vs Bears Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Kansas State Wildcats at Baylor Bears
- Where: Waco at Ferrell Center
- Date: Saturday, January 7th
- Betting Odds: Kansas State +6.5, KANST +222 | BAYL -277 O/U 147.5
Kansas State will take the floor against the Bears with an overall record of 13-1. So far, the Wildcats have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 3-1. For the season, Kansas State has been the underdog in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 1-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Wildcats being +6.5 point underdogs.
Keyontae Johnson comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 18.43 points per contest. Not only has Johnson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Kansas State’s top rebounder at 6.93 boards per contest. Behind Johnson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Markquis Nowell, who is second on the team in scoring at 15.93 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.1% of his shots and is adding 3.0 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Kansas State this season, as they are currently ranked 266th in college basketball at 69.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Wildcats’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.6%, placing them 206th in the NCAA.
Baylor will take the floor against the Wildcats with an overall record of 10-4. Currently, the Bears have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 8-1. The Bears’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Baylor has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 9-4.
Baylor’s leading scorer this season is Keyonte George, who is averaging 16.43 points per contest. So far, George has accounted for 20.57% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.43 rebounds per game and 3.57 assists. Adam Flagler is the second leading scorer for the Bears, averaging 16.17 points per game. Between him and Flagler, they are accounting for 37.9% of the team’s scoring.
Baylor comes into today’s matchup vs Kansas State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.5 points per game. Through 14 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bears have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 486th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Baylor Bears -6.5
If you are eying this matchup between Kansas State Wildcats and Baylor Bears as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Baylor to cover the spread as -6.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Baylor shooting well enough to keep the Wildcats at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Bears’ to win the game and cover the spread.
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