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The Baylor Bears (3-3), with college football's 25th-ranked scoring offense, play the Kansas Jayhawks (5-2) and their 18th-ranked offense on Saturday, October 22, 2022. The Bears are major favorites, by 10 points. An over/under of 58 points has been established for the matchup.

The Jayhawks are heavy, 10-point underdogs against the Bears (the game has an over/under of 58 points).

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Odds and Game Info

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Waco, Texas
  • Stadium: McLane Stadium
  • Spread Favorite: Baylor (-10)
  • Moneyline: Baylor (-386), Kansas (+297)
  • Total: 58 Points

Baylor Betting Info

  • Against the spread, Baylor is 3-3-0 this year.
  • Baylor has yet to lose ATS (2-0) as a 10-point favorite or greater this season.
  • Baylor has played six games this year, and four of them have hit the over.
  • When playing as the moneyline favorite, the Bears are 1-2, picking up a win 33.3% of the time.
  • The Bears have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -386 or shorter in just one game this season, which they won.

Kansas Betting Info

  • Kansas is 5-0-2 against the spread this year.
  • Kansas has won once ATS (1-0-1) as a 10-point underdog or greater this year.
  • Of seven Kansas games so far this year, four have gone over the total.
  • This season, the Jayhawks have won three out of the five games in which they've been the underdog.
  • The Jayhawks have played as an underdog of +297 or more once this season and won that game.

Baylor vs. Kansas Comparison

Compare 2022 season stats for Bears and Jayhawks
Bears Stats Jayhawks
277.2 Pass yards 231.9
233.2 Pass yards against 292.3
184.7 Rush yards 206.7
116.8 Rush yards against 145.7
-2 Turnover differential +3

Baylor Leaders

  • Blake Shapen has thrown for 1,444 yards (240.7 ypg) to lead Baylor, completing 68.5% of his passes and collecting 11 touchdown passes compared to three interceptions this season.
  • Richard Reese has racked up 457 yards on 85 carries while finding the end zone seven times as a runner.
  • This season, Craig Williams has carried the ball 43 times for 209 yards (34.8 per game) and two touchdowns.
  • Gavin Holmes' 390 yards as a receiver pace the team. He's been targeted 24 times and has totaled 16 catches and three touchdowns.
  • Monaray Baldwin has caught 14 passes for 303 yards (50.5 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
  • Hal Presley's 15 catches have yielded 191 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Bryson Jackson has collected two sacks to pace the team, while also recording three TFL and 10 tackles.
  • Dillon Doyle, Baylor's tackle leader, has 24 tackles and one interception this year.
  • Christian Morgan has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 11 tackles and two passes defended.

Kansas Leaders

  • Jalon Daniels has been a dual threat for Kansas this season. He has 1,072 passing yards (153.1 per game) while completing 66.7% of his passes. He's thrown 11 touchdown passes and one interception this season. On the ground, he's compiled 335 yards (47.9 ypg) on 53 carries with five rushing touchdowns.
  • Devin Neal has run for 505 yards on 76 carries so far this year while scoring five times on the ground.
  • Lawrence Arnold has hauled in 348 receiving yards on 22 receptions to pace his team so far this season while scoring three touchdowns as a receiver.
  • Luke Grimm has recorded 300 receiving yards (42.9 yards per game) and three touchdowns on 26 receptions.
  • Quentin Skinner has racked up 239 reciving yards (34.1 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
  • Lonnie Phelps has racked up six sacks to pace the team, while also recording eight TFL and 22 tackles.
  • Rich Miller, Kansas' leading tackler, has 34 tackles and one TFL this year.
  • Kenny Logan Jr. has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 33 tackles and two passes defended.

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Baylor vs. Kansas Over/Under Trends

  • In three of six games this season, Baylor and its opponents have scored more than 58 points.
  • Kansas has played six games this season that finished with a combined score higher than 58 points.
  • The average total in Baylor's games this season is 51.8, 6.2 points fewer than this matchup's over/under.
  • Kansas' average game total this season has been 62.9, 4.9 more points than this matchup's over/under.

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