Betting on today’s Bears and Jayhawks game? Catch the action at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS, as the Jayhawks hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on ESPN. The odds for this Big 12 conference game currently have Kansas as the -8 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 148.5 points.


The Pick: Baylor Bears +8

This game will be played at Allen Fieldhouse at 6:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Jayhawks.
  • Even though we have Kansas winning straight-up, we like Baylor at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Taking a Look at the Bears Chances in Lawrence

With an overall record of 17-5, Baylor has gone 11-2 in non-conference games compared to 6-3 in Big 12 action. The Bears come into this game on a three-game win streak and are 15-2 when favored this season. On the road, Baylor is just 3-4 compared to a 13-1 record at home.

For the season, the Bears are being outscored by an average of 1.3 points per game on the road. Over their last 10 road games, Baylor has gone 4-6 compared to 2-3 over their last five and 1-2 over their last three.

Against the spread, Baylor has a record of 12-8-1 this season. On the road, they are 3-4 vs. the spread and over their last 10 road games, they are 4-6 vs. the spread. As the underdog, Baylor is 2-2 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

The over/under record for Baylor this season is 12-9 and the average scoring total in their games is 154.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is lower than their season average over/under line of 148.3. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line.

Baylor’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 79 points vs. Texas Tech. Overall, they hit 49% of their shots from the field and went 24/32 from the free-throw line. Ja’Kobe Walter is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.2. Meanwhile, RayJ Dennis also brings a PPG average of 13.8 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Baylor defense is giving up an average of 70.9 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Baylor’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.1% this season.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Jayhawks?

Entering this game, Kansas is 13-0 at home, where they are outscoring opponents by an average of 15.8 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, the Jayhawks are a perfect 10-0.

Overall, Kansas is 18-5 this season, including a 6-3 record in Big 12 play. They have won two straight games and are 18-3 when favored.

As the favorite this season, Kansas is 9-12 vs. the spread and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Jayhawks are 7-6 ATS this year and they have gone 2-1 in their last three home games vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Kansas games is 11-11. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 146.6 points, which is slightly lower than the average OU line of 145. Over their last three games, the OU record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 141 points.

The Kansas offense is coming off a game in which they scored 78 points vs. Houston. Overall their field goal percentage was 68.9% while connecting on 6 threes. Hunter Dickinson was the leading scorer for the Jayhawks, putting up 20 points. In addition, Johnny Furphy contributed 17 points.

At present, the Jayhawks’ defense is nationally ranked 79th, allowing 67.8 points per game. Against Houston, the Jayhawks’ defense gave up 65 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Houston only made 10 free-throws.