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Visiting Team Struggling In Big 12 Battle

The Kansas Jayhawks and West Virginia Mountaineers clash Tuesday with the top spot in the Big 12 on the line. Despite Kansas being on a 13-game winning streak, their longest in three seasons, they come in behind the eight ball for bettors, as the road team is 1-5 ATS in the last six between these two teams.

Shark Bites
  • West Virginia is 14-0 SU in their last 14 home games.
  • Kansas is 4-0 SU and ATS in their last four games on the road.
  • Perry Ellis is averaging 21 points and 11.5 rebounds in the past two games.

Kansas continues to steamroll opponents thanks to their second-ranked offense in the nation. However, the Jayhawks are coming off their worst offensive performance of the season when they topped Texas Tech 69-59. In two games against West Virginia last season, Frank Mason III was the key piece to the Kansas offense as he averaged 18.5 points on 48 percent shooting.

If any team in the Big 12 can keep up with the Kansas offense it's West Virginia. The Mountaineers are sixth in the nation in scoring (86 ppg) and each of the starting five is averaging more than 9.5 points per game. During West Virginia’s current seven-game winning streak they are winning by an average of 19.8 points per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the West Virginia Mountaineers to cover the point spread in this one found them as 0-point earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Kansas Jayhawks vs West Virginia Mountaineers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The West Virginia Mountaineers bring a 14-1 record (8-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-1 Jayhawks, who are 10-3 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed West Virginia go 6-7 so far and the Kansas Jayhawks go 6-7.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the West Virginia Mountaineers rated this week at No. 3 and the Kansas Jayhawks sitting at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features West Virginia's No. 6-ranked scoring average of 86 PPG, against a Kansas Jayhawks defense rated No. 86 and allowing 67.33 PPG. The West Virginia Mountaineers FG% has averaged 47.83% to date this season, less than the Kansas Jayhawks shooters have managed so far (50.11% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas earned a 69-59 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday, getting 17 points from Frank Mason at United Supermarkets Arena.

The Mountaineers grabbed a 77-60 win over the Cowboys on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Jevon Carter at WVU Colliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games
  • Kansas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • West Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • West Virginia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Kansas

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas home to TCU, Saturday, January 16th
West Virginia at Oklahoma, Saturday, January 16th

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