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    No. 7 Kansas vs. No. 15 Baylor odds, line: Proven college basketball model reveals picks for Saturday's Big 12 Conference showdown

    The SportsLine Projection Model has locked in its best bets for the Kansas Jayhawks vs. Baylor Bears Big 12 Conference matchup on Saturday
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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 Conference 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. The Bears are 6-point favorites in the latest Kansas vs. Baylor odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 144.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). 

    Before making any Kansas vs. Baylor picks, you need to check out the college basketball predictions 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!

    The model knows Baylor freshman guard Ja'Kobe Walter is off to a solid start to his collegiate career and is averaging a team-high 14.8 points, to go along with 4.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 31.3 minutes. He is coming off a 16-point and four-rebound effort in the win at TCU on Monday. He also poured in 23 points and grabbed four boards in the 82-76 overtime loss to second-ranked Houston on Feb. 24. In the last meeting against the Jayhawks, Walter scored 17 points, while pulling down eight rebounds, dishing out three assists and making two steals in 30 minutes.

    The model also is aware Kansas senior center Hunter Dickinson, a transfer from Michigan, has been a valuable asset to the offense, especially since guard Kevin McCullar Jr. 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.

    Now, the model has set its sights on Kansas vs. Baylor. We can tell you the model is leaning Over on the point total, and it also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time! 

    Who wins Kansas vs. Baylor, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Kansas vs. Baylor spread you should be all over Saturday, all from the model that's on a 25-14 roll on top-rated college basketball spread picks!

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