Baylor Bears (13-2) vs. Kansas State Wildcats (12-3)
Baylor Bears vs. Kansas State Wildcats 1/16/24 – As the NCAA Men’s Basketball season rolls on, we are eagerly awaiting Tuesday, January 16, 2024’s showdown between Baylor Bears and Kansas State Wildcats at Bramlage Coliseum on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. These two teams have made headlines with their impressive records, so basketball fans should expect an exciting matchup at Bramlage Coliseum. We provide the best NCAAB picks and tips in this article that dives deep into statistics, key player matchups, betting trends and expert analysis that can assist with making informed wagers on Tuesday!
Baylor Bears enter this game with an outstanding 13-2 record, showing their dominance on the court. Over their last five games and four against the spread, they posted four victories to go undefeated (4-0 against spread and two of five OVERs); home field advantage has proved especially potent, as five out of nine totals went OVER in just nine matches!
On the other side of the court, Kansas State Wildcats have also made waves in NCAA Men’s Basketball with an impressive 12-3 record and 4-1 mark over their last five games, similar to Baylor. On their travels they’ve proven their mettle against spread games 3-0 while still going OVER totals 1 of their 5 times during that span; at home though this trend was more evident as 5 of 12 saw totals go OVER in those same 12 contests.
Baylor Bears vs. Kansas State Wildcats 1/16/24 Game Info.
|Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 8:00 PM ET
Ja’Kobe Walter (Guard) vs. Cam Carter (Guards)
Ja’Kobe Walter has been an instrumental contributor for the Baylor Bears this season, playing 28.8 minutes per game on average and contributing 15.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.2 blocks on an average basis in 15 games played. Ja’Kobe Walter boasts an efficient 43.5% field goal percentage as well as an outstanding 84.7% free throw percentage while boasting 40% 3-point shooting to make him an invaluable outside threat.
Cam Carter has been one of the key contributors to Kansas State Wildcats’ success this season, posting impressive statistics in an average of 36.1 minutes per game. Carter averages 16.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.1 steals and 0.9 blocks per contest and has posted an incredible 39.8% field goal percentage and an incredible 86.8% free throw percentage; his 3-point shooting is 28.6% which may present difficulties against Baylor’s defense.
When these two star guards collide on the court, it promises to be an exciting battle. Ja’Kobe Walter’s ability to score efficiently and stretch the floor with 3-point shooting puts pressure on Cam Carter and Kansas State defense; on the other hand, Carter’s well-rounded game–playmaking ability and steals–could prove essential in trying to contain Walter.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
As for current betting odds, oddsmakers have not released any point spread, moneyline, or total odds for this matchup yet. It’s essential that we monitor these numbers closely as they could significantly impact our decisions as bettors.
Baylor Bears Betting Trends
Baylor Bears have demonstrated consistency over their recent performance, boasting a 4-1 record in their last five games and posting an identical mark against the spread betting. Road games were more difficult, posting 2-3 against the spread. Bettors should take note that totals have gone OVER in 2 of Baylor’s last 5 matches but more frequently at home (in five out of nine home games).
Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
Kansas State enters this game boasting an impressive 4-1 record over their last five games, demonstrating their ability to maintain momentum. On the road they were even more impressive with an undefeated record against the spread and an undefeated mark against totals; only 1 out of their last 5 games saw totals go OVER; at home though this trend improved as 5 of 12 totals went OVER during that span.
Baylor Bears vs. Kansas State Wildcats 1/16/24 Betting Picks
It’s impossible to pick an obvious winner in this highly anticipated matchup; both teams have been performing admirably. Furthermore, the key player battle between Ja’Kobe Walter and Cam Carter adds another level of drama and anticipation for this battle royale.
Given the strengths and weaknesses of both teams, this game could become a high-scoring affair if Ja’Kobe Walter gets hot from beyond the arc. Therefore, bettors might wish to consider betting the OVER on total points.
We expect a closely contested game with both teams displaying their offensive firepower. While the outcome is uncertain, one thing is for sure: basketball fans are in for a treat with these Sports expert predictions.
Free Pick and Prediction: Baylor Bears 80, Kansas State Wildcats 78