Planning on watching today’s Jayhawks and Mountaineers game? Catch the action at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV, as the Mountaineers hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The Jayhawks are the favored team in this Big 12 conference contest against the Mountaineers. The game’s over/under currently sits at 148.5 points.

KANSAS JAYHAWKS VS WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: West Virginia Mountaineers +10

This game will be played at WVU Coliseum at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.

WHY BET THE WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Mountaineers.
  • Not only will West Virginia pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +10.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Kansas Defense Show Up on the Road?

After winning their last game against Oklahoma State by a score of 90-66, Kansas comes into this game with a record of 15-2. So far, they have gone 3-1 in Big 12 play and 12-1 in non-conference games.

On the road this season, the Jayhawks have gone 5-2, and they are currently riding a two-game win streak. Over their last 10 games away from home, they have gone 7-3, and their average scoring margin on the road is +8.6.

Against the spread, Kansas has a 7-10 record this season. On the road, they are 2-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jayhawks have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Kansas games is 8-9. Today’s line of 148.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (145.6). Over their last three games, the average point total is 141 points.

In their recent matchup, the Kansas offense ended with 90 points against Oklahoma State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 62.1% and made 5 threes. The top scorer for the Jayhawks was Hunter Dickinson with 21 points, while Kevin McCullar Jr. also added 18 to the scoreboard.

At present, the Jayhawks’ defense is nationally ranked 58th, allowing 66.3 points per game. Kansas’ three-point defense is currently 137th in the country at 7.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.7% of their shots vs. Kansas.

Can West Virginia Lock in a Home Win?

West Virginia is 6-11 overall this season and 1-3 in Big 12 play. They have a 5-8 record in non-conference games and are 0-3 on the road. The Mountaineers have lost three straight games away from home by an average of 16.7 points. They are 6-8 at home this season and have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games at home.

As the underdog, West Virginia has gone just 1-8 this season. They are 5-3 when favored. Their most recent game was a 77-63 loss to Oklahoma. So far this season, the Mountaineers have played in nine games as the underdog.

As the underdog, West Virginia’s ATS record this season is just 3-6. However, over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Mountaineers have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread. At home this year, West Virginia is 6-8 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in West Virginia’s games this season (139.7). So far, 12 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

West Virginia offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 63 points against Oklahoma. In that game, they made 7/23 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 45.7%. On offense, West Virginia has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 40%. So far, they are 77th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 72%.

West Virginia’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.0 points per game. In today’s game, the West Virginia defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 77 points.