Kansas Vs WVU Spread & ATS Pick

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Kansas Vs WVU Spread & ATS Pick

A Big 12, primetime college basketball tilt today features the second-ranked Kansas Jayhawks facing off against the 18th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers on Tuesday Night. The college basketball betting spread favors West Virginia by 4-points. Tip-off is this Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN from the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia. Game two of ESPN’s double-header features UK facing Tennessee.

Kansas Jayhawks Vs West Virginia Mountaineers Spread & ATS Pick

What: No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (18-1) at No. 18 West Virginia Mountaineers (15-4)
When: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET  
Where: Morgantown, West Virginia
Stadium: WVU Coliseum
Spread: WVU -4
Moneyline: WVU -200
Game Total: 161.5
Watch: ESPN
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Why Bet The Kansas Jayhawks To Beat The Mountaineers

The Kansas Jayhawks are 18-1 SU and 6-11 ATS this season. Their 79-67 win over Texas pushed their current win streak to 18. They average 85.4 points per game (15th) and allow 70.3 points per game (132nd).

The Jayhawks shoot 50.3% from the field goal (8th) and 41.6% from three-point land (5th). Senior guard Frank Mason III (20.1 PPG & 5.4 APG) is a national player of the year candidate and the Big 12’s top scorer.

During last season’s visit to the WVU Coliseum, then-No. 1 Kansas lost 74-63, with Mason committing a career-worst seven turnovers — a flurry of mistakes that surprised even Press Virginia’s defenders.

While Mason averages 20.1 points, shoots 53 percent from 3-point range and increased his assists to 5.4 per game, the Jayhawks’ four-guard lineup features other weapons. There is Devonte Graham (13.5 points, 4.8 assists), who scorched West Virginia for 27 in the Big 12 tournament last March, and freshman Josh Jackson (15.1 points, 6.7 rebounds).

Kansas averages 40.7 rebounds per game (13th) and 7.32 steals. They have a 15.2 point differential this season.

Why Bet The West Virginia Mountaineers To Beat The Jayhawks

The Virginia Mountaineers are 15-4 SU and 9-7 ATS this season after losing to Kansas State 79-75 in their last outing. They average 88.6 points per game (6th) and give up 64.7 points per game (37th).

The Mountaineers shoot 47.8% from the field (39th) and 35.6% from beyond the arch (156th). They have four players averaging over 10 points per game. Sparked by the nation’s steal leader, Jevon Carter (12 points, 4.6 assists), and senior forward Nathan Adrian (10.6 points, 6.3 rebounds), the Mountaineers seek to avoid their first three-game losing slide since February 2014.

West Virginia averages 37.9 rebounds (106th) and 12.0 steals per game. Their point differential is 24.0 this year.

If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:

  • Mountaineers are 22-9 ATS in their last 31 home games.
  • Mountaineers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
  • Jayhawks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS loss.
  • Jayhawks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite.

Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Jayhawks (18-1, 7-0 Big 12) are ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press poll this time, riding an 18-game winning streak that is tied for the nation’s longest. 

A week ago West Virginia (15-4, 4-3) envisioned hosting Kansas for the Big 12 lead. Then came back-to-back losses to Oklahoma and Kansas State, forcing the Mountaineers to regroup.

My final score prediction is Kansas 88, West Virginia 82.