Kansas vs Baylor Week 8 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
Kansas Jayhawks (5-2, 2-2 Big 12) vs. Baylor Bears (3-3, 1-2 Big 12)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: McLane Stadium — Waco, TX
Week 8 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Big 12 battle between the Kansas Jayhawks and Baylor Bears. It's Homecoming for the Bears in Waco, and Baylor enters off a thrilling but heartbreaking loss at West Virginia, 43-40 - the Bears second-straight loss after losing at home to Oklahoma State 36-25.
Meanwhile, Kansas had been moving up the polls, but the Jayhawks dropped out following their second straight loss last week 52-42 at Oklahoma.
Kansas vs Baylor Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: KU: (+240) | BAY: (-300)
Spread: KU: +7.5 (-105) | BAY: -7.5 (-115)
Total: 60.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
Baylor enters this contest currently -7.5 on the spread, which is down sharply from the -10 opener Sunday in Las Vegas. Baylor is now 3/1 or -300 to win the game. The moneyline on Kansas is +240. The total is a bit above average for a college football over/under at 60.5 points.
Kansas vs Baylor Prediction & Pick
Kansas and Baylor are scoring 40 and 38 points per game, and the Bears scoring defense has been better allowing 24 PPG vs the Jayhawks 30 points per game and 26 TD's allowed. Baylor's 350 yards per game allowed on defense is 90 YPG better than Kansas.
The Bears racked up nearly 600 yards offense including 421 passing yards in last week's 43-40 loss at West Virginia. Three turnovers were costly in defeat, and so was the loss of starting QB Blake Shapen (KO’d, concussion). But with the Kansas defense getting torched through the air by Oklahoma (403 yards, 701 total yards), TCU (308) and West Virginia (355), their is concern this week against the Baylor air attack.
The Bears defense has also been exposed in conference play, and Baylor has a league-low 10 sacks. Kansas backup QB Jason Bean has 8 TD passes the past two games in relief, and the Jayhawks offense kept firing while trailing two explosive offenses the past two games.
Final Score Prediction: Kansas: 31 | Baylor: 30
Kansas vs Baylor Betting Trends
- Kansas is 0-10 straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games vs Baylor.
- Kansas is 9-0-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the closing number.
- Baylor is 9-1 in their last 10 home games.
- The total has hit the Over in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games.
Kansas vs Baylor Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
If you missed the opening number on Kansas, you can still bet the Jayhawks and consider first half and the prop bets in the Kansas-Baylor game. Kansas has holes on defense, but the Bears struggle to pressure the quarterback and are at risk as well.
The status of Bears QB Blake Shapen (concussion protocol) is of greater concern with freshman QB Kyron Drones preparing for his first start after completing 7-of-14 passes for 1 TD and 1 INT in relief last week.
Bet: Kansas +7.5 (-105)
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