Kansas vs. West Virginia - 9/21/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas vs. West Virginia
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 3:30 PM (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Kansas +4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The West Virginia Mountaineers look for their first road win to build on their 2-1 record. The West Virginia Mountaineers have lost three of their last five road games. Austin Kendall is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 669 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Kendall has seven touchdown passes on his last 124 pass attempts. Sam Jones and George Campbell have combined for 322 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Tevin Bush has six receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 79 yards per contest, and Kennedy McKoy leads the way with 78 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, West Virginia is allowing 26 points and 359.7 yards per game. Josh Chandler leads the West Virginia Mountaineers with 24 tackles, Dante Stills has three sacks and Keith Washington II has one interception.
The Kansas Jayhawks look for a statement home win to build on their 2-1 record. The Kansas Jayhawks have lost four of their last six home games. Carter Stanley is completing 70.7 percent of his passes for 586 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Stanley has eight touchdown passes on his last 122 pass attempts. Andrew Parchment and Stephon Robinson Jr. have combined for 325 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Daylon Charlot has seven receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 201.6 yards per contest, and Khalil Herbert leads the way with 357 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 17.7 points and 367.7 yards per game. Dru Prox leads the Kansas Jayhawks with 30 tackles, Azur Kamara has 2.5 sacks and Hasan Defense has one interception.
The Mountaineers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-3-2 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jayhawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games, 10-21-1 ATS in their last 32 games following a ATS win and 8-21-1 ATS in their last 30 games in September. The Mountaineers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Jayhawks last 7 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Mountaineers last 5 conference games.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-6-1 ATS in their last 13 games as a road favorite. The Kansas Jayhawks have covered eight of their last 13 games as a road underdog. Usually West Virginia would be the no-brainer pick here, but they've been sloppy on the offensive side of the ball through three games and the defense has had issues at times as well. The Kansas Jayhawks look different and are fresh off beating up on Boston College on the road, easily one of the bigger wins this program has had in the last several years. This Kansas team has a little pep in its step that's been missing, and you can bet the crowd will be our for this one to see if it's real. I'll take a shot with the free points.