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College Basketball Picks: Baylor Bears vs. Kansas Jayhawks

Jeff GrantContributor IJanuary 20, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Baylor Bears vs. Kansas Jayhawks

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    The Kansas Jayhawks have won 20 straight games in Allen Fieldhouse when featured on ESPN's Big Monday— which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks—as they prepare to take on the Baylor Bears.

    Sports bettors will find that the Jayhawks are 10.5-point home favorites in the NCAA basketball odds, with no betting total established in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big 12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

Baylor Bears

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    The Baylor Bears are 1-3 straight up and against the spread over their last four games, as they attempt to bounce back from a 66-64 defeat to the Oklahoma Sooners as 7.5-point home favorites last Saturday.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Bears have dropped all 11 of their games against the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence.  

Kansas Jayhawks

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    The Kansas Jayhawks have won four games in a row, including a 80-78 victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys as five-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the program is 7-2 straight up and 5-4 against the spread as home favorites of 9.5 to 12 points.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Kansas Jayhawks, as they've covered the number in eight of their last nine home games versus teams with a losing road record.

    College Basketball Pick: Kansas Jayhawks -10.5

     

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