The No. 2 Baylor Bears will march to Lawrence this coming Saturday still undefeated this season. Hosting them are the No. 17 Kansas Jayhawks, who will look to score an upset in their last game of the regular season. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Baylor Bears vs Kansas Jayhawks NCAA College Basketball Game on February 27 2021
Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS
When: Saturday, February 27, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Baylor Bears (odds)
Record: 18-0 Overall / 10-0 Conference
It wasn’t the annihilation most people expected Baylor to do against the Iowa State Cyclones, but the Bears still got the job done in a 77-72 win at home last Tuesday. The win preserved Baylor’s immaculate record and showed that the Bears are not perfect after all. The Bears shot only 43.5 percent from the field, which was surprising for two things. One is that the Cyclones are one of the worst teams in the Big 12. Also, the Bears rarely shoot. In any case, Baylor got the win and will be facing Kansas still with considerable momentum despite the fact that they were not able to beat the spread as 24-point favorites against Iowa State. Baylor is second in the nation in scoring with an average of 86.4 points per game and their outside shooting is still above 50 percent. With an established trio of Jared Butler, MaCio Teague, and Davion Mitchell, the Bears are confident they can get Kansas another loss. The three combined for 53 points in their 77-69 home win over Kansas last January.
Baylor is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games overall.
Betting on the Kansas Jayhawks (odds)
Record: 17-8 Overall / 11-6 Conference
Kansas lost its momentum in a 75-72 overtime road loss to the Texas Longhorns last Tuesday. Prior to that, the Jayhawks had a five-game win streak going for them, and now, they are back to the drawing board, preparing for a tough matchup against the Bears. At least this time around, Kansas will play at their home in Lawrence. Kansas is undefeated in its last six games as the home team. The Jayhawks have also covered the spread in their past four home games. Kansas was greatly outrebounded in the loss to Texas, 45-32, though that was not the case in their loss to Baylor in which the two teams’ rebounding differential was only three in favor of the Bears. Chris Braun and Ochai Agbaji had 17 and 16 points, respectively against Baylor, but did not get a lot from their teammates. Especially missing in that game was the usual production of David McCormack, who only had six points. Kansas is hoping he’ll be a bigger factor this Saturday after scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field against Texas.
Kansas is 5-0-1 against the spread in its last six games overall.
Baylor wins, 76-70.
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