15* Baylor/Kansas ESPN Monday No-Brainer on Baylor +7
Baylor vs. Kansas,
01/16/2012 21:30 EDT,
Score: 74 - 92
Point Spread: +7/-101 Baylor
The Baylor Bears should not be this big of an underdog to the Kansas Jayhawks, if even a dog at all Monday. The clear value in this game is with the Bears, who are one of the few remaining unbeatens in the country. But for whatever reason, this team is not getting the respect it deserves.
Baylor (17-0, 4-0 Big 12) is one of three undefeated teams in Division I entering Monday's games. The Bears want to put an end to Kansas' run of seven straight Big 12 regular season titles. They want to make a statement tonight and show the country that they are for real.
Baylor's size has posed plenty of trouble for opponents, with three of the last four teams the Bears have faced shooting below 40 percent. Baylor ranks 11th in the nation in field-goal defense (37.2 percent). Their length should help halt a Kansas team that had to rally from a 12-point deficit in the second half to beat Iowa State at home on Saturday.
Kansas is 15-30 ATS after 5 or more consecutive wins over the last 3 seasons. The Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a SU win of more than 20 points. Baylor is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game. The Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog of 0.5-7.0. Take Baylor Monday.