West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas Jayhawks Betting Odds and College Basketball Expert Picks


West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia Mountaineers
19-7 (4-3 V)
6:00 pm ET, Saturday, February 17, 2018
Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence
Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas Jayhawks
20-6 (11-3 H)
ESPN
 
West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas Jayhawks Betting Odds and College Basketball Expert Picks

Only five games remain in Big 12 play, Kansas does not lead the conference race and yet the No. 13 Jayhawks have the potential to ascend to a point they are a tough out as a high seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Still, the Jayhawks (20-6) certified their 29th consecutive 20-win season (an NCAA record) and at 9-4 in the Big 12 remain a game behind conference leader Texas Tech. Third-place West Virginia (19-7, 8-5) carries a No. 20 ranking into Allen Fieldhouse for a 6 p.m. clash Saturday.

To emphasize the point, Self referenced the stat line from the Jayhawks' last game, an 83-77 victory Tuesday at Iowa State. Kansas' two top scorers, senior guards Devonte' Graham (17.5 ppg.) and Svi Mykhailiuk (15.6), combined to go 6 of 26 from the field.

Although Graham went 3 of 16 in the win at Iowa State, do not underestimate his importance as an authoritative leader who has logged nine complete games (40 minutes) in a row. He averages 7.2 assists against 2.7 turnovers

Kansas needed many of those intangibles to beat West Virginia at home a year ago. The Jayhawks rallied from a 14-point deficit inside the final three minutes of regulation before winning 84-80 in overtime.

A rally earlier this season in Morgantown was not quite as frantic, though Kansas trailed by 12 with fewer than nine minutes remaining and used a 28-11 closeout to beat West Virginia 71-66 as Graham and Mykhailiuk combined for 20 points in the last eight minutes.

West Virginia is coming off an 82-66 rout of TCU, holding the Horned Frogs to 19 points below their season scoring average. Senior guard Jevon Carter, who averages a team-high 16.9 points, remains one of the country's top defenders and needs one more steal to reach 300 for his career.

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins alternated several reserves after seeing the Mountaineers fatigue during a stretch in which they lost six of nine before the TCU win.

 

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas Jayhawks VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas Jayhawks Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
West Virginia Mountaineers +3 (-110) +130 153 (-105)o
Kansas Jayhawks -3 (-110) -150 153 (-115)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: West Virginia 80, Kansas 73

 


 

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas Jayhawks VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

West Virginia Mountaineers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 19-7 14-4 5-3 11-11 7-7 4-4 80.96 68.04 12.92
Last 10 4-6 3-3 1-3 5-5 3-3 2-2 78.00 73.00 5.00
vs Conf 8-5 5-2 3-3 8-5 4-3 4-2 77.85 71.15 6.70

Kansas Jayhawks

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 20-6 13-4 7-2 12-13 7-9 5-4 81.77 70.77 11.00
Last 10 7-3 4-1 3-2 3-7 1-4 2-3 74.00 71.90 2.10
vs Conf 9-4 4-2 5-2 4-9 0-6 4-3 76.69 75.69 1.00

Betting Odds Trends

West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
West Virginia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
West Virginia is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Kansas
West Virginia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia's last 6 games when playing Kansas
West Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas
West Virginia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas

Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Kansas is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas's last 10 games
Kansas is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Kansas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Kansas is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing West Virginia
Kansas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing West Virginia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games when playing West Virginia
Kansas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against West Virginia
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against West Virginia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas's last 6 games when playing at home against West Virginia

Injuries

West Virginia Mountaineers

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Brandon Knapper G out for season - Knee - 11/6/17 Knapper had offseason knee surgery and is expected to miss the entire 2017-18 season.

Kansas Jayhawks

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
1/15/18 WVU 66 KU 71 -6/157 KU/U
2/13/17 KU 84 (OT) WVU 80 -5/155.5 WVU/O
1/24/17 WVU 85 KU 69 -3.5/158.5 WVU/U
3/12/16 KU 81 WVU 71 -5/143.5 KU/O
2/9/16 KU 75 WVU 65 -7/149 KU/U
1/12/16 WVU 74 KU 63 1/156 WVU/U
3/3/15 KU 76 (OT) WVU 69 -9/140.5 WVU/O
2/16/15 WVU 62 KU 61 1.5/145.5 WVU/U
3/8/14 WVU 92 KU 86 5/150.5 WVU/O
2/8/14 KU 83 WVU 69 -13/150 KU/O

West Virginia: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS WVU FG Opp FG Reb
2/12/18 TCU 82-66 (W) -8/153.5 WU 31/61 24/56 32-24
2/10/18 OKST 85-88 (L) -12/149.5 LO 28/54 24/52 27-31
2/5/18 @OKLA 75-73 (W) 3.5/167 WU 30/71 25/56 34-31
2/3/18 KSU 89-51 (W) -7/145 WU 28/51 14/47 31-23
1/31/18 @ISU 77-93 (L) -9/146.5 LO 29/67 36/58 29-31
1/27/18 UK 76-83 (L) -10.5/149 LO 27/68 26/58 30-47
1/22/18 @TCU 73-82 (L) -2/154 LO 25/75 25/59 35-43
1/20/18 TEX 86-51 (W) -9.5/136 WO 31/68 17/50 40-27
1/15/18 KU 66-71 (L) -6/157 LU 25/62 26/59 35-33
1/13/18 @TTU 71-72 (L) 4.5/143.5 WU 23/59 22/44 28-26

Kansas: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS KU FG Opp FG Reb
2/13/18 @ISU 83-77 (W) -6.5/153 LO 30/62 29/59 26-35
2/10/18 @BAY 64-80 (L) -2.5/146 LU 25/63 30/53 25-31
2/6/18 TCU 71-64 (W) -7/155.5 PU 24/55 23/57 33-35
2/3/18 OKST 79-84 (L) -12/151.5 LO 28/60 32/62 27-38
1/29/18 @KSU 70-56 (W) -1/146.5 WU 21/46 21/65 34-29
1/27/18 TAM 79-68 (W) -9/146 WO 30/62 28/64 31-38
1/23/18 @OKLA 80-85 (L) 2/172.5 LU 32/71 28/57 34-36
1/20/18 BAY 70-67 (W) -8.5/145 LU 21/52 24/60 34-36
1/15/18 @WVU 71-66 (W) 6/157 WU 26/59 25/62 33-35
1/13/18 KSU 73-72 (W) -12/151 LU 24/49 27/55 23-25

 

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