Baylor Bears vs. Kansas State Wildcats, College Basketball Betting, Vegas Odds, Lines, Tips, Picks and Prediction

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BAYLOR BEARS KANSAS STATE WILDCATS
15-1 January 14, 4:30 PM | Bramlage Coliseum 13-3
When: 4:30 PM ET, Saturday, January 14, 2017
Where: Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas
TV: 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
 Baylor Bears  +1.0 -110 +100 129.5 -110
 Kansas State Wildcats   -1.0 -110  -120 129.5 -110
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The Baylor Bears and the Kansas State Wildcats will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Bramlage Coliseum.

ABOUT BAYLOR (15-1, 3-1 Big 12): The Bears are led by 6-9 junior forward Johnathan Motley who was named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 on Thursday. Motley leads the team in scoring (15.3 points per game) and rebounding (9.1) and is shooting 52.1 percent from the field, including 40 percent from 3-point range. Junior point guard Manu Lecomte is second in scoring (11.5) while dishing out a team-leading 4.8 assists per contest while junior guard Al Freeman (11.1 points) and 7-foot junior forward Jo Lual-Acull Jr. (10.6) also are averaging in double-digits.

ABOUT KANSAS STATE (13-3, 2-2): All five starters are scoring in double figures led by senior guard Wesley Iwundu (12.3 points) who is also averaging 5.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Sophomore guard Barry Brown is second in scoring (12.1) and also ranks 16th nationally in steals per game (2.3). Senior forward D.J. Johnson (11.5 points), who leads the team in rebounding (6.4), sophomore guard Kamau Stokes (11.4 points) and sophomore forward Dean Wade (10.6 points) round out the starting five.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Wildcats listed as 1-point favorites versus the Bears, while the game’s total is sitting at 129.5 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

Last time out for Kansas State, they were a 66-65 loser as they battled Red Raiders on the road. They covered in the match as a +4.5-point underdog.

Baylor lost its last outing, a 89-68 result against Mountaineers on January 10. They failed to cover in that game as a +5.5-point underdog.

Top-ranked Baylor got to enjoy it’s first ever No. 1 ranking for one whole day before getting thumped at ninth-ranked West Virginia on Tuesday. Now the Bears will try to avoid their first losing streak of the season when they visit Kansas State on Saturday afternoon.

Baylor had a season-high 29 turnovers in the 89-68 loss at Morgantown, but despite its No. 1 ranking it really wasn’t a big upset considering the Mountaineers actually went into the contest as 5 1/2-point favorites. “It’s disappointing but we knew it would be a tough game,” forward Terry Maston told the Waco Tribune. “We knew they would try to speed us up and ride the momentum of beating (then-No. 1) Kansas last year. But I still believe in our team, and we’re going to get ready to play Kansas State on Saturday.” Kansas State, which knocked off No. 1-ranked Oklahoma last year at home, has lost three games by a combined four points against Maryland (69-68), Kansas (90-88) and Tuesday at Texas Tech (66-65). “We’ve been in big games,” Wildcats coach Bruce Weber told the Manhattan (Kan.) Mercury. “We were on a big stage (against Oklahoma last year). We played Maryland in the Barclays. It’s a great opportunity.”

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Baylor:
Team record: 15-1 SU,7-6 ATS
Baylor is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
Baylor is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Baylor is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road

Kansas State:
Team record: 13-3 SU,8-3-1 ATS
Kansas State is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Baylor

Next up:
Baylor home to Texas Tuesday, January 17
Kansas State at Oklahoma State Wednesday, January 18

KEY NOTES
1. Kansas State is 9-0 at home this season and has won its last 10 in a row at Bramlage Coliseum but lost to Baylor 82-72 there last season.
2. Lual-Acull Jr. leads the Big 12 and ranks fourth nationally in blocked shots per game (3.25).
3. Baylor leads the Big 12 and ranks eight nationally in scoring defense (60.2) while Kansas State is second in the Big 12 and 11th nationally (61.5).

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Baylor Bears will cover the spread at +1 and the game will stay under 129.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Baylor 66, Kansas State 63 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
BAYLR TEAM KANST
76.6 PTS FOR 75.6
60.2 PTS AGNST 61.5
16.4 DIFF. 14.1
26.6 DEF REBOUNDS 24.8
12.0 OFF REBOUNDS 9.9
49.4 FG% 48.7
72.2 FT% 68.6
6.4 3 POINTERS 7.8
5.8 STEALS 8.4
INJURIES
BAYLOR
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
KANSAS STATE
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
BAYLOR
Baylor is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baylor’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baylor’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas State
KANSAS STATE
Kansas State is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas State’s last 6 games when playing Baylor
Kansas State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baylor
Kansas State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Baylor
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas State’s last 5 games when playing at home against Baylor
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Baylor’s Overall Scoring vs Kansas State’s Overall Defense 76.6 114 61.5 12
Baylor’s Away Scoring vs Kansas State’s Home Defense 72.3 108 58.2 11
Baylor’s Road Rebounds vs Kansas State’s Home Rebounds Allowed 41.0 13 31.6 69
Kansas State’s Overall Scoring vs Baylor’s Overall Defense 75.6 141 60.2 10
Kansas State’s Home Scoring vs Baylor’s Road Defense 74.4 249 65.7 26
Kansas State’s Home Rebounds vs Baylor’s Road Rebounds Allowed 35.0 282 30.3 14
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
BAYLR 49.4 38.1 11.3
KANST 48.7 39.9 8.8
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
BAYLR 12.0 26.6 38.6
KANST 9.9 24.8 34.7
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
BAYLR 17.1 13.1 1.3
KANST 16.4 12.8 1.3

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