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West Virginia vs Kansas Basketball Picks 1-20-24

Kansas Jayhawks (15-2) vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (6-11)
January 20, 2024 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers +11; Over/Under: 145.5
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The Kansas Jayhawks and West Virginia Mountaineers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at WVU Coliseum. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Kansas vs West Virginia prediction.

Kansas Coming off a Dominant Victory

Kansas faced off against Oklahoma State in the last game and they did exactly what you should do against bad teams, they dominated them. The offense for Kansas scored 90 points and that was enough for the 24 point victory. Hunter Dickinson had another big game putting up 21 points, seven rebounds, and two assists. Kansas on the season is averaging 79.2 points while their defense is giving up 66.3 points per game. Kevin McCullar Jr is averaging 19.8 points while shooting 48.2 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from behind the three point line line. 

A Long Season for West Virginia

It’s been a long season for West Virginia already and it’s hard to imagine it’s going to get any easier. In the last game against Oklahoma, West Virginia only scored 63 points and they ended up losing by 14 points. Noah Farrakhan had a strong game putting up 14 points but he was the only real bright spot. West Virginia on the season is averaging 67.6 points while their defense is giving up 72 points per game. Quinn Slazinski is averaging 14.1 points while shooting 39.8 percent from the field. 

Kansas vs West Virginia Betting Prediction 

Kansas dominated the last game against Oklahoma State and they are going to do the same here. Kansas on the season is averaging 79.2 points and they are going to have no issue against this West Virginia defense. West Virginia is averaging only 67.6 points per game and they are going to really struggle to get any type of offense going here. This is going to be a blowout victory. Back Kansas against the spread. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Kansas -11

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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