Baylor Bears vs. Kansas Jayhawks: 1/18/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 18, 2021

The No. 2 Baylor Bears (12-0) are 9-point favorites as they attempt to extend a 12-game winning streak when they host the No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks (10-3) on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Ferrell Center. The contest airs at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup has an over/under of 140.5.

Betting Information

Baylor vs Kansas Betting Information
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Computer picks for Baylor vs Kansas
ATSOver/UnderScore Prediction
Kansas (+9) Over (140.5) Baylor 77 Kansas 69

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Total Facts

  • In 58.3% of their games this year (seven of 12 chances), the Bears and their opponents have recorded more than this matchup’s point total of 140.5 points.
  • In nine of 13 games (69.2%) this season, Kansas and its opponents have combined to score at least 140.5 points.
  • The Bears and the Jayhawks combine to average 23.1 more points per game than the over/under of 140.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 11.9 less points per game (128.6) than this matchup’s total of 140.5 points.
  • The average point total in Bears games this season is 7.8 more points than the over/under of 140.5 in this matchup.
  • Jayhawks games this year have averaged an over/under of 143.8 points, 3.3 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Bears record 87.2 points per game, 19.7 more points than the 67.5 the Jayhawks allow.
  • Baylor is 8-0 against the spread and 11-0 overall when scoring more than 67.5 points.
  • Kansas is 0-1 against the spread and 0-1 overall when allowing more than 87.2 points.
  • The Jayhawks’ 76.4 points per game are 15.3 more points than the 61.1 the Bears give up to opponents.
  • Kansas has put together a 4-0 ATS record and a 9-2 overall record in games it scores more than 61.1 points.
  • Baylor has a 1-0 record overall and an ATS record of 0-0 in games when its opponents put up more than 76.4 points.
  • The Bears have put up a total of 314 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 26.1 per game), and the Jayhawks have out-scored opponents by 116 points on the season (8.9 more per game).

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Baylor Betting Information

  • Baylor is good against the spread, going 9-2 this season.
  • The Bears fare well when favored by at least 9 points, posting a 6-2 record against the spread.
  • Baylor and its opponents have converted the over just 3 times in 11 (27.3%) games this season.

Kansas Betting Information

  • Kansas has a losing record against the spread, going 5-7 ATS (covering just 41.7% of the time).
  • When they are at least 9-point underdogs, the Jayhawks have a record ATS of 2-1.
  • In the majority of Jayhawks games this year, the teams have not hit the over (5 out of 12 games, 41.7%).

Head to Head

Baylor vs Kansas (Last 2 Games)
DateFavoriteSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineGame TypeResult
2/22/2020Baylor-2129.5-137+111Regular Season64-61 KANSAS
1/11/2020Kansas-7.5130.5-360+278Regular Season67-55 BAYLOR

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Baylor Leaders

  • Jared Butler leads the Bears in scoring, tallying 15.6 points per game to go with 3.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists.
  • Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua is Baylor’s leading rebounder, grabbing 7.0 per game, while Davion Mitchell is its best passer, distributing 5.9 assists in each contest.
  • Butler leads the Bears in three-point shooting with an average of 2.3 made threes per game.
  • Butler is the Bears leader in steals, averaging 2.5 steals per game, while Mark Vital leads them in blocks with 0.9 per contest.

Kansas Leaders

  • Ochai Agbaji is at the top of the Jayhawks scoring leaderboard with 14.7 points per game. He also collects 4.6 rebounds and dishes out 2.1 assists per game.
  • Jalen Wilson is atop the Jayhawks rebounding leaderboard with 7.8 rebounds per game, and Marcus Garrett leads the squad in assists with 3.6 per contest.
  • Agbaji is reliable from distance and leads the Jayhawks with 2.7 made threes per game.
  • Garrett (1.6 steals per game) and Mitch Lightfoot (1.0 block per game) lead the Jayhawks in steals and blocks, respectively.
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