Kansas Jayhawks vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - 3/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (29-4) vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (26-7)
March 12, 2016 6:00 PM EST
The Line - Kansas Jayhawks -3 Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks will face off against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Big 12 Championship game.
The Kansas Jayhawks come into this game with a 29-4 record and are currently 1st in the Big 12. The Jayhawks are coming off of a 70-66 win semifinal win over Baylor. Perry Ellis who is averaging 16.6 points per game and 6.0 rebounds has led the Kansas Jayhawks. Frank Mason is second on the team with 13.5 points per game and 4.7 assists. The Jayhawks will try to complete the sweep of the regular season title and the Big 12 Tournament title.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers come into this game with a 26-7 record and are 2nd in the Big 12. The Mountaineers are coming off of a 69-67 semifinal win over the Oklahoma Sooners. Jaysean Paige who is averaging 14.2 points per game and 3.6 rebounds leads the Mountaineers. Devin Williams is second on the team with 12.9 points per game and 9.2 rebounds.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-0 against the spread in their last 6 games overall. The Mountaineers are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 Saturday games. The Kansas Jayhawks are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 neutral site games. The Jayhawks are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games vs. Big 12 opponents.
The Kansas Jayhawks have been the best team in the Big 12 all season long and will try to clinch the Big 12 championship and a top seed in the Tournament with a win here. The West Virginia Mountaineers have been playing really well lately and could potentially cause problems for Kansas. I think Kansas will win this game and be able to cover.