Against The Spread Pick
In the biggest showdown Ferrell Center has seen, the third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks make a visit to face the first-ranked Baylor Bears. Both teams are playing at a high level, and for Baylor, they haven’t lost in quite a long time. Neither team has let off the gas in search of the Big 12 regular-season crown. This is the showdown everyone has been waiting for. Kansas is 4-1 ATS in their last five games, while Baylor has covered the spread in 11 of its last 14 games. Baylor was able to get a comfortable win in the first meeting this season in Lawrence. The Bears covered that day, but the Jayhawks have historically faired quite well overall. Kansas has won eight of the last 10 meetings. This match-up is well worth a 1.5-point spread, which also makes it a tough call. Taking Kansas to cover 1.5 points is the right move.
Over Under Pick
Kansas is averaging nearly 76 points per game this season, while Baylor has been good for around 71 points per game. This match-up will be the battle of wills as the Jayhawks only managed 55 points in their home loss to the Bears earlier this season. The Bears didn’t quite reach their average in that match-up either as they scored 67 points. It wasn’t quite enough on that night to reach the total as they only combined for 122 points. Which doesn’t make reaching an over 127.5 total very likely either. Take the under.