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Jayhawks vs Mountaineers Betting Matchup Report

West Virginia MountaineersKansas Jayhawks
4-6November 16, 2013, 12:00 | Memorial Stadium2-7

The Mountaineers will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Jayhawks in Kansas at Memorial Stadium on Saturday in Week 12 action.

They bring a 2-7 record (3-6 ATS) to the Week 12 battle against the 4-6 Mountaineers, who are 3-7 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Kansas go 4-5 so far and the Mountaineers go 4-6.

View West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Jayhawks as 7.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 120-rated Jayhawks and the No. 86-rated Mountaineers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 19-9 win for the Mountaineers on Saturday.

In their last action, West Virginia was a 47-40 loser at home against Texas. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (87) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas's No. 118-ranked offense, averaging 15.89 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 92 this week at 31.7 PPG. The Jayhawks aerial game is averaging 153.44 yards per game, less than the Mountaineers secondary allows through the air, 276.8 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Mountaineers own the league's No. 103-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 225.8 yards per game when on the road. Kansas, on the other hand, rates No. 80 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Mountaineers at Jayhawks trends to consider:
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 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of West Virginia's last 13 games
Kansas is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Kansas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Kansas is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
West Virginia at Iowa State, Friday, November 29th
Kansas at Iowa State, Saturday, November 23rd