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Kansas Looking for Revenge vs WVU

Kansas vs West Virginia

Two top 25 teams tip off tonight in college hoops action when the West Virginia Mountaineers, owners of four covers in their last five games, visit the Kansas Jayhawks. The Jayhawks, who opened as 7-point favorites, will try to make it four wins in a row tonight, both SU and ATS.

Shark Bites
  • West Virginia is 5-2 SU in its last seven games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of Kansas' last nine games when favored by 7.0 or less.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of West Virginia's last five games as an underdog of 7.0 or more.

This will be the second game between the teams this year, as West Virginia got the better of Kansas on January 12, beating them 74-63, easily covering the spread as 1-point underdogs. The Mountaineers forced 22 turnovers in the game and were led by forward Devin Williams who put up 17 points along with 12 rebounds. That game was at home, however, and this series hasn’t been kind to the visitor, as the home team is 6-0 SU in the last six games between the teams.

Being favorites of 7-points or more has treated Kansas well, as they’ve gone 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games in that spot. Another trend favoring the Jayhawks is that they’re a tough beat when playing with two days off between games, going 9-2 SU in their last 11 games in that situation.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the West Virginia Mountaineers in this one, their betting line was listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas Jayhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The West Virginia Mountaineers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Tuesday; they are 14-7 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Kansas Jayhawks are 13-8 ATS. West Virginia Mountaineers are 9-11-1 on betting the total; Kansas Jayhawks are 8-12-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kansas Jayhawks rated this week at No. 94 and the West Virginia Mountaineers sitting at No. 56.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kansas's No. 60-rated squad against West Virginia's No. 33-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kansas rates No. 54 in the country with 8.35 per game, while their foes tonight, the West Virginia Mountaineers rank No. 209 nationally with 5.83 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mountaineers got 20 points from Daxter Miles Jr. as West Virginia ran past Baylor 80-69 on Saturday at WVU Colliseum.

Perry Ellis scored 23 points and helped out with 23 rebounds for Kansas on Saturday, leading the Jayhawks to a 75-56 victory over TCU at TCU Recreation Center.

Betting Trends
  • West Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • West Virginia is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
  • West Virginia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia's last 7 games on the road
  • Kansas is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas's last 9 games
  • Kansas is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

West Virginia home to TCU, Saturday, February 13th
Kansas at Oklahoma, Saturday, February 13th