West Virginia at Kansas
|Date & Time||Saturday February 16, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)|
Kansas Jayhawks -15 O/U: 149.5
The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Kansas Jayhawks will meet up on the college basketball circuit Saturday.
West Virginia enters this matchup at 10-14 on the year. The Mountaineers have dropped five of their last six games, falling to Baylor, Tennessee, Iowa State, Texas Tech and Texas in that stretch.
In the loss to the Longhorns, West Virginia forward Esa Ahmad was the only double-digit scorer on the team with 14 points and six rebounds. Derek Culver was the top Mountaineers rebounder with 11 rebounds and seven points in that one.
Over on the Kansas side, they’re 19-6 this year. The Jayhawks are 3-1 in the last four games, dropping to Kansas State and taking out Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and TCU during that span of outings.
In the win over the Frogs, Kansas’ Devon Dotson led the charge with 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Ochai Agbaji (20 points; 11 rebounds) and Dedric Lawson (14 points; 10 rebounds) each doubled up for the Jayhawks in that one as well.
The Mountaineers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven after a straight-up loss and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games. West Virginia is 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the Big 12 and 1-5 ATS in their last six overall.
Meanwhile, the Jayhawks are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 after an ATS win. Kansas is 1-4 ATS in their last five after a straight-up win and the over is 4-0 in their last four overall.
The last time these two teams met was a 65-64 home win for the Mountaineers, but since then West Virginia has faltered against some of the tougher competition on their schedule.
Kansas is a better team than they were in that January 19 game obviously, and I like the Jayhawks to come out firing and get some revenge at home here in a cover.