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Baylor vs. Kansas State NCAAB Odds and Preview – February 21st, 2023

By Hank Blaine

Important game in the Big 12 on Tuesday – then again, they are all important with eight of the league’s 10 teams likely headed to the NCAA Tournament – as No. 9 Baylor visits No. 14 Kansas State in the college basketball marquee matchup of the night.

Kansas State goes for the season sweep as it won 97-95 at Baylor in OT on Jan. 7. Markquis Nowell had the first 30-point, 10-assist game in school history for KSU, his 14th assist coming on Ismael Massoud’s go-ahead 3-pointer with 31 seconds left in overtime. Baylor called timeout after Massoud’s 3. But Adam Flagler, who had 23 points, was surrounded by three defenders when he lost the ball out of bounds with 6.1 seconds left. Keyonte George had 22 points for Baylor, and Flo Thamba had 14. K-State’s head coach is Jerome Tang, who was on coach Scott Drew’s Baylor staff the past 19 seasons.

This is the 49th meeting in series history with BU holding the 25-24 lead. BU has won seven of the last eight meetings, including the last three in Manhattan. The Bears are aiming to avoid a series sweep at the hands of the Wildcats for the first time since 2019.

Before all else, Nitrobetting takes a peek at important game details that help you lock in on the best picks. Below, you can find event information, team and player stats, and the latest College Basketball odds. We also have timely betting trends and predictions at your disposal.

Baylor vs. Kansas State Game Information

  • When: Tuesday, February 14 at 7:00 pm ET
  • Where: Amica Mutual Pavilion, Providence, RI
  • TV: FS1
  • Radio: KROS 105.9 (Baylor) // WQZQ 830 AM (Kansas State)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: Baylor (-2) // Kansas State (+2)

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Why Bet on the Baylor Bears?

Baylor (20-7, 9-5 Big 12) still has a shot to win the Big 12 regular-season title but comes off an 87-71 loss at first-place Kansas on Saturday. Unable to hold on to a 16-point first-half lead, Baylor lost for the 20th time in 21 trips to Allen Fieldhouse. Jalen Wilson, who had a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds, started the Jayhawks’ comeback with a three-point play at the end of the first half that made it a 13-point game at intermission.

Kansas scored 55 points in the second half, shooting 63.3% overall, 5-of-10 from outside the arc and 12-of-13 from the line. Adam Flagler had 22 points and seven assists and George added 20 points and five boards in the loss for BU, which is still 12-3 against top-10 ranked teams over the last 3 years. The Bears are a nation’s-best 26-10 vs. AP top-25 teams over the last four years, with 16 of those wins coming away from home.

BU has won 75 straight when shooting a higher percentage than its opponent (last loss March 2, 2019 at K-State). It has won 42 straight games when shooting 50% or higher (last loss March 18, 2018 vs. Mississippi State).

At 25-8, BU has the best Big 12 road record over the last four seasons, and is one of just three teams with a .500+ road record in the conference during that span. Baylor’s 52-13 Big 12 record over the last four seasons is the best of any Power-5 team. Baylor has taken a lead in 145 consecutive games (last wire-to-wire loss Dec. 1, 2018 at Wichita State).

Why Bet on the Kansas State Wildcats?

Kansas State (20-7, 8-6 Big 12) beat No. 19 Iowa State 61-55 on Saturday. Nowell hit a 3-pointer from near midcourt with 2:42 remaining to help boost KSU. Nowell finished with 20 points. Keyontae Johnson had 15 points for the Wildcats. Nowell scored 18 of his points in the second half.

The Wildcats held the Cyclones to just 24 points in the second half on 21.9 percent (7-of-32) shooting, including 14.3 percent (2-of-14) from 3-point range, with 8 of those points coming from the free throw line. Overall, ISU was held to an opponent season-low 30.6 percent (19-of-62) shooting from the field, including 18.5 percent (5-of-27) from 3-point range, with the 55 total points being fewest allowed by the team in Big 12 play. K-State is now 12-0 this season when holding an opponent to less than 60 points.

The victory gave K-State its 31st 20-win season in school history and the first since 2018-19. Jerome Tang became the fourth first-year head coach to win 20 games, joining Lon Kruger (1986-87), Bob Huggins (2006-07) and Frank Martin (2007-08). The Wildcats also earned their sixth AP Top 25 win of the season, which tied 3 other teams for second all-time and the most since the 2009-10 team won a school-record 7.

Johnson (17.4 ppg.) and Nowell (16.9 ppg.) have been one of the most prolific tandems, as they combine to average 34.3 points per game on 45 percent (297-of-664) shooting. They were named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy, John R. Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy Watch Lists, while each were selected to their respective position award (Bob Cousy and Julius Irving) lists. Nowell is one of four active Division I player with at least 1,500 points, 500 assists and 200 steals career.

Baylor vs. Kansas State Betting Trends

  • Baylor is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games.
  • Baylor is 10-2 SU in the last 12 games.
  • The total went under in 6 of Baylor’s last 9 games.
  • Kansas State is 13-6 ATS in the last 19 games.
  • Kansas State is 14-6 SU in the last 20 games.
  • The total went under in 4 of Kansas State’s last 5 games.

Baylor vs. Kansas State Expert Prediction

  • Kansas State 72, Baylor 71.
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