Kansas vs West Virginia Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/9/23
West Virginia Mountaineers (19-13) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (25-6)
March 9, 2023 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -3 / West Virginia Mountaineers +3; Over/Under: +149.5
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The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Kansas Jayhawks meet in college basketball action from the T-Mobile Center on Thursday as part of the Big 12 conference tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Kansas is listed as a 3-point favorite with the total for this game set at 149.5 points.
For West Virginia, Mohamed Wague and Josiah Davis are both out indefinitely while Kansas has Kevin McCullar Jr. listed as questionable here. Charlie McCarthy is also out indefinitely for the Jayhawks as is Cam Martin.
Kansas’ 76-74 win over West Virginia back on February 25th, 2023, made it five straight wins for Kansas in this head-to-head matchup.
West Virginia is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games while the over is 16-6 in their last 22 games following a win. Kansas is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
I’m going to take a shot on West Virginia in this one. I get why Kansas is favored, but there are still some questions for me about their depth and if that’s going to be an issue going forward. West Virginia is likely in the field of 68, but a win here would pretty much ensure that the Mountaineers would be in, and they’ve had a lot of success both as of late and on a neutral floor. I’ll take a shot with WVU and the points here.