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The No. 7-ranked Kansas Jayhawks look for the season sweep when they battle the No. 15-ranked Baylor Bears in a Big 12 showdown on Saturday. The Jayhawks (21-7, 9-6 Big 12), who have won two of their last three games, defeated Baylor 64-61 in Lawrence, Kan., on Feb. 10. The Bears (20-8, 9-6 Big 12), who have won three of five, are tied with Kansas for third in the conference standings. Baylor is 13-2 on its home court this season, while the Jayhawks are 3-5 on the road.

The game will tip off at 1 p.m. ET at Foster Pavilion in Waco, Texas. Kansas is averaging 76.6 points per game, while Baylor averages 81.6. The Bears are 6-point favorites in the latest Kansas vs. Baylor odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 144.5. Before making any Baylor vs. Kansas picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 17 of the 2023-24 season on a 139-94 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning nearly $2,300 for $100 players. It also is off to a sizzling 25-14 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Kansas vs. Baylor and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Baylor vs. Kansas:

  • Kansas vs. Baylor spread: Baylor -6
  • Kansas vs. Baylor over/under: 144.5 points
  • Kansas vs. Baylor money line: Baylor -255, Kansas +207
  • KAN: The Jayhawks have hit the team total under in 7 of their last 10 away games (+3.45 units)
  • BAY: The Bears have hit the team total over in 12 of their last 19 games at home (+4.15 units)
  • Kansas vs. Baylor picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Baylor can cover

Senior forward Jalen Bridges is one of six Bears scoring in double figures this season. He is in his second season at Baylor after playing his first two years at West Virginia. In 28 games, all starts, he is averaging 11.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and one steal in 30.8 minutes. He is coming off a 15-point, eight rebound effort in the win at TCU on Monday. He posted a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds in an overtime loss to Houston on Feb. 24.

Freshman center Yves Missi has provided a spark for the Bears. In 27 games, including 25 starts, he is averaging 11 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 22.9 minutes. He put forth a solid effort in the loss to Kansas last month, scoring 21 points, while grabbing eight rebounds and adding two blocks. He scored 16 points, while adding five rebounds and two assists in Monday's win at TCU. See which team to pick here

Why Kansas can cover

Senior center Hunter Dickinson, a transfer from Michigan, has been a valuable asset to the Jayhawks offense, especially since guard Kevin McCullar Jr. (questionable, knee) went down with an injury last month. In 28 games, all starts, Dickinson is averaging 18.3 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2 blocks and one steal in 32.3 minutes. He has registered 15 double-doubles, including a 17-point and 11-rebound performance in Tuesday's loss to BYU. He had 20 points and 16 rebounds in a 67-57 win at Oklahoma on Feb. 17.

Junior forward KJ Adams Jr. has played in 28 games, including 27 starts, and is averaging 12.3 points per game. He is coming off an 11-point and five-rebound effort in the loss to BYU, and had 16 points and eight boards in an 86-67 victory over Texas on Feb. 24. He was instrumental in the win over Baylor in the first meeting, scoring 13 points, while adding four rebounds, three steals and two assists. In 10 road games this season, he is averaging 10.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists. See which team to pick here

How to make Baylor vs. Kansas picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 150 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. You can see the picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Kansas vs. Baylor, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets from a model that's 25-14 on top-rated college basketball picks this season, and find out.