Kansas Jayhawks vs West Virginia Mountaineers in college hoops odds
West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
Kansas will face the 13-15 Mountaineers, who own a 10-15-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jayhawks are 12-12-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mountaineers are 11-15 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Jayhawks as 16.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Jayhawks and the No. 161-ranked Mountaineers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-66 result in favor of the Jayhawks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas's No. 32 nationally ranked offense (74.5 points per game) against a Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 162 at 66.1 PPG. The Jayhawks have been averaging 47.1% from the field, more than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (40.4% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, West Virginia owns the country's No. 143-rated mark, allowing 68 points per game on the highway. Kansas, on the other hand, rates No. 48 in scoring at home.
West Virginia was a 65-62 loser in its last match at home against Baylor. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. West Virginia got 25 points from Eron Harris on the way to a 65-62 loss against Baylor on Wednesday at WVU Colliseum.
Last time out for Kansas, they were a 108-96 winner as they battled Iowa State on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. Kansas got 39 points from Elijah Johnson en route to a 108-96 victory over Iowa State on Monday at Hilton Coliseum.
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma are 3-1
After playing Baylor are 2-0
After a loss are 5-5
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Texas Tech are 10-0
After playing Iowa State are 9-1
After a win are 9-1
A few Mountaineers at Jayhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia's last 6 games on the road
West Virginia is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games
West Virginia at Oklahoma, Wednesday, March 6
Kansas home to Texas Tech, Monday, March 4