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Kansas Jayhawks take on Mountaineers in NCAA basketball test

Kansas JayhawksWest Virginia Mountaineers
23-7March 08, 2014, 12:00 | WVU Colliseum16-14

WVU Colliseum features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host West Virginia Mountaineers and the visiting Kansas Jayhawks in college hoops action on Saturday.

West Virginia will face the 23-7 Jayhawks, who own a 16-14 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Mountaineers are 15-11 on the OU so far this season while the Jayhawks are 16-13-1.

View Kansas Jayhawks vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, West Virginia sat as 4-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 68 (Mountaineers) and the No. 18 (Jayhawks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Kansas won its last outing, an 82-57 result against Texas Tech on March 5. They covered in that game as a 14-point favorite. The Jayhawks blew out Texas Tech on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 82-57 win at Allen Fieldhouse.

West Virginia was a 72-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oklahoma. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. Juwan Staten scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Mountaineers to a win (they lost 72-62 to Oklahoma at Lloyd Noble Center on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Jayhawks rank No. 28 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.2 per game. That compares with West Virginia’s No. 103 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where West Virginia is college basketball's No. 28-ranked team at 7.9 per game, while the Jayhawks rate No. 173 with 5.57 per game.

A few Jayhawks at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Kansas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 5 games
Kansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
West Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
West Virginia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of West Virginia's last 14 games
West Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home