Kansas vs. West Virginia - 2/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
West Virginia Mountaineers (19-4) at Kansas Jayhawks (19-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and the West Virginia Mountaineers face off on Tuesday in Big 12 college basketball action.
The Kansas Jayhawks are 19-4 this season and they have won their last three games. Kansas is averaging 81.5 points per game and they are shooting 47.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Perry Ellis leads the Jayhawks averaging 16.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 14.5 points, Frank Mason III is averaging 13 points, and Devonte’ Graham is averaging 10.7 points. Kansas is 12-0 at home and 7-3 in the Big 12.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers are 19-4 this season and they have won four of their last five games. WVU is averaging 81 points per game and they are shooting 46.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.4 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Jaysean Page leads the Mountaineers averaging 14.2 points per game. Devin Williams is averaging 13.3 points and 8.8 rebounds, Daxter Miles Jr. is averaging 10.8 points, and Jevon Carter is averaging 10.2 points. West Virginia is 5-2 on the road and 8-2 in the Big 12.
Kansas is 2-5 against the spread against the Big 12, 8-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. West Virginia is 4-0 against the spread against the Big 12, 5-1 against the spread following a win, and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The home team has covered the point spread in six of the last seven meetings of these two.
Kansas will have revenge on their mind after losing at WVU in January and I see them getting the win but with the line moving up it is in the range where I would rather take the points.