Who’s going to stop the No. 2 Baylor Bears? Well, the Kansas State Wildcats will try again, as they look to pull off an earth-shaking upset victory in Waco this coming Wednesday. Check out our preview of this game, along with the odds and prediction of the winner.
Betting Preview for the Kansas State Wildcats vs Baylor Bears NCAA College Basketball Game on January 27 2021
Where: Ferrell Center, Waco, TX
When: Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: TBA
Betting on the Kansas State Wildcats (odds)
Record: 5-11 Overall / 1-7 Conference
Kansas State’s free fall continues, as the Wildcats suffered their sixth consecutive loss last Saturday at the hands of the West Virginia Mountaineers at home, 69-47. Kansas State shot just 38.1 percent from the floor and went only 3 of 15 from deep. The Wildcats could barely put together successive decent offensive sets, as they committed 27 turnovers to just 11 by West Virginia. Mike McGuirl led Kansas State with 15 points. The nightmare with turnovers might likely continue for Kansas State this Wednesday against the unforgiving Baylor defense, but Antonio Gordon will be looking to come up with another serviceable performance. Gordon had 23 points in Kansas State’s 100-69 home loss to Baylor as 16.5-point underdogs back in December. Kansas State is averaging 63.1 points per game, while giving up 71.5 points per contest.
Kansas State is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games against Baylor.
Betting on the Baylor Bears (odds)
Record: 14-0 Overall / 7-0 Conference
Baylor is still undefeated. In the Bears’ most recent game, they took down the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater, 81-66, last Saturday. Jared Butler fired 22 points, while Mark Vital chipped in 19 points for Baylor against the Cowboys. Baylor hit 10 3-pointers on 24 attempts, marking the second time in a row that the Bears hit over 40 percent of their 3-pointers. Baylor is 11th in the nation with 10.2 threes and fourth with a 42.6 3-point shooting percentage. Baylor is averaging 86.1 points per game, while giving up just 62.0 per contest. The Bears’ +24.1 average scoring margin is tops in Division I basketball. In the Bears’ win over Kansas State, Baylor shot 57.8 percent from the field and 46.9 percent from deep.
Baylor is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games at home.
Baylor wins, 80-54.
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