Monday college basketball odds: Baylor at Kansas
Baylor has never won a game at Kansas, but the Bears have the talent to end that 10-game skid in Lawrence on Monday night. However, No. 6 Kansas opened as a 10-point favorite on WagerWeb.com. Check our current lines.
Baylor is just 3-18 all-time against Kansas but did upset the Jayhawks in last season’s Big 12 Tournament semifinals. Baylor (11-4, 3-0) has won three straight games. The Bears enter off a 51-40 win over TCU on Saturday. Cory Jefferson had 15 points, including consecutive baskets to start Baylor’s tiebreaking run, and the Bears beat the Frogs in the first meeting in more than 10 years between the instate rivals which are now Big 12 foes. Jefferson’s floater with 15 minutes left broke a 28-all tie and put Baylor ahead to stay. Pierre Jackson, Baylor’s senior point guard, had 11 points and six assists. Isaiah Austin had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Baylor is averaging 37.7 points in the paint per game and holding opponents to 28.3 PIP per game. Baylor’s leaders are Jefferson (10.0 PIP/game), Isaiah Austin (9.1 PIP/game) and Jackson (5.7 PIP/game). Jackson leads the Big 12 in scoring (19.2/gm), ranks 2nd in assists (6.3/gm), 4th in steals (1.9/gm) and 4th in AST/TO ratio (1.9). Jefferson leads the Big 12 in FG percentage (63.4), ranks 2nd in blocks (2.3/gm) and 3rd in rebounding (8.4/gm).
No. 6 Kansas (14-1, 2-0) won 60-46 at Texas Tech on Saturday. Kevin Young lead the way with 14 as the Jayhawks got their 13th straight win. Jeff Withey and Travis Releford added 12 points each. Withey pulled down seven rebounds in the first Big 12 road game for Kansas. The Jayhawks trailed briefly early. They started the second half with a 12-0 run and stretched their lead as the game wore on. Kansas got the ball inside often and successfully, getting 28 points in the paint. They also took advantage of the Red Raiders’ 16 turnovers, converting them into 17 points.
Monday is the 22nd series meeting between Baylor and Kansas, and the Jayhawks lead the all-time series 18-3. Baylor is 0-10 all-time in road games against Kansas, and the Bears are 2-10 against KU during the Scott Drew era.
WagerWeb.com trends: Bears are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Kansas. Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Kansas. Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. Underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. Road team is 13-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings.