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West Virginia MountaineersKansas Jayhawks
14-9February 08, 2014, 04:00 | Allen Fieldhouse17-5



Allen Fieldhouse will host Kansas Jayhawks vs. West Virginia Mountaineers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Jayhawks sport a record of 17-5 and 12-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Mountaineers have 14-9 and 11-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-8-1 for the Jayhawks and 11-8 for the Mountaineers.

View West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Jayhawks installed as -13.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Jayhawks - Mountaineers odds would favor the Jayhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas is rated No. 43 in the current Odds Shark poll, while West Virginia is at No. 75.

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West Virginia won its last outing, a 91-86 result against Oklahoma on February 5. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. The Sooners were burned for 28 points by Eron Harris on Wednesday as the Mountaineers put another game in the win column, 91-86, at WVU Colliseum.

Kansas won its last outing, a 69-52 result against Baylor on February 4. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. The Jayhawks got 22 points from Naadir Tharpe as Kansas ran past Baylor 69-52 on Tuesday at Ferrell Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas has the nation's No. 25-rated offensive output, at 79.18 PPG. The visiting Mountaineers defense ranks No. 171 allowing on average 71.43 PPG. The Jayhawks FG% has averaged 50.13% so far, more than the Mountaineers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.

A few Mountaineers at Jayhawks trends to consider:
West Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of West Virginia's last 7 games
West Virginia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Kansas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas's last 6 games
Kansas is 16-8 ATS in its last 24 games at home


Next up:
West Virginia home to Iowa State, Monday, February 10th
Kansas at Kansas State, Monday, February 10th

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