The Kansas football team has found itself as a pretty significant underdog in its upcoming game against the Baylor Bears.
The 2021 Kansas football season has featured some mixed results. The Jayhawks struggled but ended up beating South Dakota to start the season. Kansas then followed that up by being run right over by the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in week two.
To nobody’s surprise, oddsmakers aren’t expecting the Jayhawks to have much of a chance in week three. The Kansas football team is set to host the Baylor Bears, but the Jayhawks aren’t really expected to compete well in this game.
They’re certainly not expected to win.
At the moment, Baylor is favored by multiple scores. According to the folks over at WynnBET, the Baylor Bears are currently favored by 17 points over the Kansas Jayhawks. The over/under is currently set at 49.5 points.
None of that should really surprise anyone given how much Kansas has struggled to start this season.
Kansas football: Baylor Bears favored over Jayhawks in upcoming game
While it’s not like the Bears haven’t had their own struggles, Baylor opened up the season by only beating Texas State by nine points, that’s still considerably better than KU’s struggles. While week one was a little rough, week two was significantly easier for the Bears. Baylor is 2-0 and is fresh off of a dominant 66-7 win over Texas Southern.
That’s not exactly a great sign for the Kansas football team.
The Jayhawks do get this game at home, but I’m not sure how much of a difference that makes. Does playing in Lawrence as opposed to Waco, Texas give the Jayhawks a significantly better chance at winning?
I’m not sure it does.
Kansas and Baylor will play this Saturday, September 18. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast online on ESPN+.